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SAVE THE DATE – Lulac State Convention April 27-29, 2018

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2018 CA LULAC State Convention. April 27-29, 2018

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Position Paper on Impaction

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As of this writing, over half of all K-12 children in California are Latino. In California we strive for our children to move on to higher education. Education can be the silver bullet for economic mobility, civic engagement, and hope for the future generations. CSU impaction hurts those who need the most help. Students from lower income families are hamstrung by impacted campuses.

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California LULAC Opposes Holding DACA Hostage

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President Trump announced on Friday December 29, 2017 his plan to hold DACA hostage. In exchange for renewal of the DACA program, President Trump wants to build his border wall.

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California LULAC Launches Program to Engage Young Adults on Policy Issues

California LULAC Launches Program to Engage Young Adults on Policy Issues

The nations largest Latino volunteer advocacy organization has launched an effort to include younger Californians in public policy issues.

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CA LULAC State Convention April 27-29, 2018

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SAVE THE DATE — 2018 CA LULAC State Convention. April 27-29, 2018 Click here to book your hotel group rate for LULAC State Convention Riverside Convention Center 3637 5th St, Riverside, CA 92501. – – Book your hotel group rate now.

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California LULAC Denounces Two Executive Orders Signed by President Trump

California LULAC Denounces Two Executive Orders Signed by President Trump

January 26, 2017- California LULAC strongly opposes President Donald Trump’s signing of two Executive Orders Wednesday. They are named “Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements” and “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States”.

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Rethinking Higher Education in California

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California’s 1960 Higher Education Master Plan was visionary. The plan offered a tuition free college education through a three tiered structure of community colleges, California State Universities (CSU) and the University of California (UC) system. Universal access was possible with a high school diploma or equivalent through this three tier structure of universities.

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CALIFORNIA LULAC WILL FOCUS ON NEW VOTING RIGHTS CASES IN 2016

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Camarillo CA – The California League of United Latin American Citizens will partner with the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) and private attorneys in a significant expansion of cases brought forth under the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA) next year, according to California LULAC State President Dave Rodriguez.

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CSU Impaction, and Equity for California’s Latino Students

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A troubling college enrollment policy for California’s Latino students is the continuing expansion of impaction, that has been implemented in almost all of the California State University System’s (CSU) 23 campuses. Impaction in the CSU is the process of limiting enrollment for first time freshmen students and/or college transfers into one or several CSU campuses. Impaction is inconsistent with the mission of the CSU as described by the California Master Plan for Higher Education. According to this plan the CSU mission is to continue to accept all first time freshmen in the upper third of the state’s high school graduates and all upper division transfers, who earn a 2.0 GPA in at least 56 transferable semester units.

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California LULAC Moves Forward on Single Member Districts State-wide: King City a Top Priority

California LULAC Moves Forward on Single Member Districts State-wide: King City a Top Priority

On November 8, 2014, the California State LULAC Board held its winter meeting in Santa Fe Springs, California, and received a presentation by the Mexican American Legal and Defense Fund (MALDEF) on single district elections and the impact on Latinos throughout California.

Subsequently, the State Board voted unanimously to continue strategic conversations with MALDEF in order to reach a Memorandum of Understanding between California State LULAC and MALDEF that would identify and prioritize cities and other local jurisdictions that are currently single district elections jurisdictions, that as such, are a detriment to minority and Latino communities, throughout California, in the area of fair and equitable representation by local elected officials.

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