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First LULAC council in Rockwall County forms

Cinco de Mayo Celebration in Downtown Rockwall. Photo courtesy of Frank Locke, You've Been Shot Texas.

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 7, 2017) Latinos in Rockwall celebrated Cinco de Mayo Saturday in the old town square with mariachi music and folklorico dancing by students from Dobbs Elementary School, and noted the formation of Rockwall LULAC, the first LULAC council in Rockwall County. With concerns about legislation in Austin and Washington, D.C., Rockwall Latinos are eager to express their opinions and muster their support for reforms that protect and help the Latino community.

LULAC, or the League of United Latin American Citizens, is the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., 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 the critical needs of today and in the future.

“We are especially concerned about recent state and national legislation that might undermine the advances in our country’s civil rights laws and unfairly target Latinos with unconstitutional restrictions on their liberty,” said lawyer and Rockwall LULAC president Sol Villasana.  “We are also concerned with voting rights issues and want to see more Latinos involved in local elections.”

Other Rockwall LULAC officers for 2017 are: Dr. Leonardo R. Ledezma, Vice President; Ericka Ledferd, Secretary; and Maria Eva Flores, Treasurer and Parliamentarian.

For more information contact Sol Villasana at: 214.334.7349 or . Also visit www.lulac.org.

Submitted press release by Sol Villasana.

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