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LULAC IOWA demands immediate investigation into Human Trafficking ties to Iowa

Bettendorf, IA, July 24, 2017 – As the death toll climbs to 10 in the human trafficking tragedy in San Antonio, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) of Iowa calls for answers. FactsContinue reading…

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Rita Vargas the 2017 Honorary Survivor Chair for the 28th Annual Race for the Cure QC

In spite of technological and medical advances, the fight rages on. We still do not have a miracle cure for cancer and that is why prevention and being vigilant and knowing your own body mightContinue reading…

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LULAC denounces U.S. Rep. King’s hateful remarks, alerts Iowans to petition

Iowa’s 16 councils of the League of United Latin American Citizens today condemned U.S. Rep. Steve King, a Republican Congressman, for his continued racist remarks and hate speech directed toward minorities, immigrants and people ofContinue reading…

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Iowa group forms to raise money to provide bond, legal assistance to undocumented immigrants

DAVENPORT, IA – A new organization has been founded to help raise bail money for undocumented immigrants being detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in eastern Iowa. The Immigration Advocacy Coalition of Iowa (IACI) hasContinue reading…

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University of Iowa librarian creator of the website “Migration is Beautiful” wins national award

Janet Weaver, assistant curator of the Iowa Women’s Archives at the University of Iowa, is the winner of the 2017 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS) Award forContinue reading…

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Saint Ambrose University is host to the first LULAC Collegiate Council in Iowa

By Dawn Neuses DAVENPORT, Iowa — A diverse group of students have created a community at St. Ambrose University, a place where they can excel and share their culture as members of the first LULACContinue reading…

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Iowa LULAC disheartened by election results, vows to protect DACA recipients

DES MOINES – The League of United Latino American Citizens of Iowa today expressed its disappointment in the outcome of state and national races and vowed to do its part to continue to protect immigrantsContinue reading…

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Images from the first ever celebration of Day of the Dead at the FIGGE in 2005

Images from the first ever celebration of Day of the Dead at the FIGGE Art Museum from November 2, 2005. The pictures are from the Hola America Photo Archives 2005  ©Hola America News Don’t forgetContinue reading…

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Wreath ceremony will honor all military and first responders

DAVENPORT, Iowa – LULAC Council 10 will honor and thank Americans who have served in the military or served the community as first responders during its annual wreath laying ceremony Oct. 15. Artículo en EspañolContinue reading…

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Migration is Beautiful: Ila Rodriguez Plasencia (born 1927)

By Catherine Babikian Ila Plasencia learned to pitch from her brother, a talented baseball player. Soon, she became pitcher for her grade school softball team, and those experiences guided her for the rest of herContinue reading…

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LULAC of Iowa launches Get Out the Vote campaign

Latino Americans can have a strong voice in the upcoming election, and it will resonate in the votes they cast. LULAC of Iowa has created the Informed Voters Project specifically to increase Latino voter registrationContinue reading…

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LULAC Davenport Founder series: Ernest Rodriguez

By Catherine Babikian Ernest Rodriguez grew up to be a civil rights leader and worked for change in his community throughout his life. He was born in boxcar #8 in Bettendorf, Iowa. The boxcar wasContinue reading…

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LULAC Davenport Founder Series: Salvador Lopez

Salvador Lopez was born in Muscatine, Iowa, in 1928. His parents Antonia and Federico Lopez, had come to the United States from central Mexico some years before. During the Depression, the family moved from Fairport,Continue reading…

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IME presents Maggie Rivera with OHTLI recognition award during LULAC National Conference

During the Annual National Convention of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the Institute of Mexicans in foreign lands (IME) confirmed Magdalena “Maggie” Enriquez Rivera as a recipient of national award Ohtli forContinue reading…

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LULAC Davenport Founder series: Henry Vargas

Henry Vargas was born in Davenport, Iowa, in 1929, eight years after his parents had fled Mexico during the Mexican Revolution. In Iowa, his father worked for the Rock Island Railroad, while his mother, EsperanzaContinue reading…