Newly elected National LULAC President Domingo Garcia to speak at Rockwall LULAC’s Aug. 28 meeting
Aug 20, 2018
Rockwall LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) will host National LULAC President, Domingo Garcia, at its August meeting. Garcia, a Dallas lawyer, was elected as National LULAC’s president at the organization’s convention last month in Phoenix.
Garcia is a former Dallas city council member and was the first Latino elected as the city’s mayor pro tem. Known for his strong pro-immigrant policies, Garcia was a member of the Texas House of Representatives when he co-authored a 2001 measure, signed into law by then-Governor Rick Perry, that granted undocumented immigrants in Texas the right to pay in-state tuition at public state universities so long as they graduated from a Texas high school. One of Garcia’s priorities for National LULAC is to provide support for local LULAC councils to increase Latino voter turnout, especially as the mid-term elections near. When discussing his election as LULAC National president, Garcia told the Dallas Morning News that Latinos “wanted a national voice that would speak for them in a strong and united manner.” Added Garcia, “we’re at a crucial point in history when Latinos are under attack.”