LULAC to Participate in the Historic White House “United We Stand” Summit to Counter Hate-fueled Violence
Nation’s Largest and Oldest Latino Civil Rights Organization Applauds the Biden Administration for Engaging Diverse Communities to Make Public Safety a Priority and Unite the Country
Washington, DC – The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) today issued a statement in response to the announcement by the White House that it will host the historical “United We Stand” Summit on September 15, 2022 to counter hate-fueled violence in our communities. LULAC has been invited to participate in the Summit.
Sindy Benavides, LULAC National Chief Executive Officer, had the following statement:
“Unfortunately the Latino community, as well as many other minority and religious communities, have been victimized over and over again by deadly gun violence. As a civil rights and social justice organization, LULAC applauds the White House for bringing this issue to the forefront and acknowledging that the government needs to have a leading role in addressing domestic extremism in all forms. LULAC looks forward to working with the Biden Administration, law enforcement, stakeholders at all levels of government and other community groups to find long-term solutions.”
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 1,000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit https://lulac.org/