LULAC Midwest states to join June 30th 

#FamiliesBelongTogether Action

For immediate release

June 22, 2018

DES MOINES – The League of United Latin American Citizens Midwest region will join with others in rallies on June 30 to oppose President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy that has ripped apart thousands of families.

Iowa rallies will take place in Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Des Moines, Fairfield, Iowa City, Marshalltown, Mason City and Sioux City – address of events to be announced shortly. 

Other Midwest rallies will be held in communities, such as, Chicago, Cincinnati, Columbus, Indianapolis and Milwaukee. For more information about specific rallies, contact the individuals listed below.

LULAC members will rally with others that include ACLU, Latinx Immigrants of Iowa, and MoveOn.Org to mobilize against Trump’s policy and recent executive order, which does not address what happens to the families who have already been separated and allows for more rights to be taken away and the possibility of indefinite family detention.

“Immigrants and their families belong in our communities, not in cages,” said Joe Enriquez Henry of Des Moines, the LULAC National vice president of the Midwest region. “No executive order can undo the damage that he’s already caused families. Children should not have been separated from their parents in the first place, and they still don’t belong in jail.”

Trump on Wednesday said he would back off from his policy that went into effect in April and has resulted in more than 2,3000 children being taken from their families and held in government shelters across the country. Trump’s executive order keeps the “zero tolerance” prosecution policy in place that initially resulted in families who were arrested while crossing at the border to be separated. The administration said it would aim to keep families together doing the process in the future.

For more information, visit www.IowaLatinos.org or contact:

Joe Enriquez Henry, National Vice President, Midwest Region / 515-208-7312

Darryl Morin, Past National Vice President, Midwest Region / 414-704-8860

Michael Reyes, LULAC Iowa State Director / 563-343-4108

Maggie Rivera, LULAC Illinois State Director / 815-995-0300

Eileen Figueroa, LULAC Wisconsin State Director / 414-389-7131

Madai Rivera, LULAC Kansas State Director / Madairivera@lulac.org      

Wanda Gordils, LULAC Indiana State Director / 219-218-2737

Laura Moese, LULAC Ohio State Director / 513-608-8160

Lourdes Ribera, Past LULAC Ohio State Director / 513-300-0561

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.

 
View All Press Releases News
Current Articles
For immediate releaseJan. 10, 2018 DES MOINES - A longtime Latino family business owner and a young activist who has worked to make Iowa's... Read more
For immediate release Jan. 5, 2018 DES MOINES - Abigail Zapote, a former DREAMER whose undocumented status sparked her future career in social... Read more
Media AdvisoryContact: Melissa Walker,mwmediaconsultants@yahoo.com;515-681-7731 Dec. 28, 2017 DES MOINES, IA - The League of United Latin American... Read more
For immediate release March 22, 2017 DES MOINES, IA - Iowa's 16 councils of the League of United Latin American Citizens today condemned U.S. Rep.... Read more
For immediate release   March 10, 2017       DAVENPORT, IA - A new organization has been founded to help raise bail money for undocumented... Read more
For immediate release   March 7, 2017 DES MOINES, IA – The League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa is warning members of the... Read more
For immediate release Nov. 10, 2016 DES MOINES - The League of United Latino American Citizens of Iowa today expressed its disappointment in the... Read more
For immediate release Nov. 8, 2016 DES MOINES - The number of registered Latino voters in Iowa has more than doubled since 2008, making the voting... Read more
For immediate release Nov. 4, 2016 DES MOINES - The Latino Vote Iowa campaign will once again meet with registered Latino voters and encourage them... Read more
For immediate release Oct. 27, 2016 DAVENPORT - The Latino Vote Iowa campaign will canvass neighborhoods in Davenport this Friday, Saturday and... Read more
For immediate release Oct. 27, 2016 DES MOINES - The Latino Vote Iowa campaign needs canvassers to help meet with registered Latino voters on Des... Read more
For immediate release Oct. 24, 2016 DES MOINES - Leaders from the League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa and The Hispanic Institute today... Read more
For immediate release Oct. 21, 2016 DES MOINES, IA - Iowa's League of United Latin American Citizens has given grant money to the Polk County Health... Read more
For immediate release June 23, 2016 DES MOINES, IA - Officials with the League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa today denounced the U.S.... Read more
For immediate release May 18, 2016   DES MOINES, IA - The League of United Latin American Citizens today launched an informational campaign to... Read more
For immediate release March 4, 2016 DES MOINES, IA - Members of the League of United Latino American Citizens Council 307 will accept applications... Read more
Members of the League of United Latino American Citizens Council 307 will accept applications for its annual scholarship until March 31. The... Read more
For immediate release Feb. 26, 2016 DES MOINES, IA - The League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa has offered its support to the school... Read more
For immediate release Feb. 18, 2016 DES MOINES, IA - Iowa Latino leaders will travel to Washington, D.C. next week for the League of United Latin... Read more
For immediate release Feb. 4, 2016 DES MOINES, IA - The League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa will host the annual Latino Legislative Day... Read more
For immediate release Feb. 1, 2016 DES MOINES, IA - The League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa announced tonight that early factors... Read more
For immediate release Jan. 26, 2016 DES MOINES, IA - The League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa will host two final caucus trainings and... Read more
For immediate release Jan. 25, 2016 MARSHALLTOWN, IA - The League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa and Immigrant Allies will host a voter... Read more
For immediate release Jan. 20, 2016 DES MOINES, IA -The League of United Latin American Citizen's Latino Vote Iowa caucus campaign will join with... Read more
For immediate release Jan. 18, 2016 DES MOINES, IA - Six members of the League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa, Council 307 have been... Read more
For immediate release Jan. 17, 2016 DAVENPORT, IA - The League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa's Council 10 will help students and their... Read more
For immediate release Jan. 17, 2016 DES MOINES, IA - The League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa and its councils have scheduled more... Read more
For immediate release Jan. 14, 2016 DES MOINES, IA - There will be four more opportunities for Latinos and others to learn about the Iowa Caucuses... Read more
For immediate release Jan. 6, 2016 DES MOINES, IA – The League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa has reached out to more than 43,000... Read more
For immediate release Dec. 3, 2015 DES MOINES, IA - The League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa and its councils will host four upcoming... Read more
For immediate release Nov. 20, 2015 DES MOINES, IA - Today, leaders of the League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa expressed the civil... Read more
For immediate release Nov. 11, 2015 DAVENPORT, IA - The League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa's Council 10 will host two upcoming caucus... Read more
For immediate release Nov. 6, 2015 DES MOINES - The Latino Vote Iowa caucus campaign will host a caucus training Sunday, Nov. 8 at Iowa State... Read more
For immediate release   Nov. 3, 2015    DES MOINES - The League of United Latin American Citizens, Council 307 kicked off Latino Vote Iowa, the... Read more
For immediate release Oct. 16, 2015 DES MOINES - Members of Iowa’s League of United Latin American Citizens’ councils have called on... Read more
For immediate release Oct. 1, 2015 DES MOINES - The first Latina police sergeant, a young DREAMer, and two political activists are among the award... Read more
For immediate release Sept. 30, 2015 DES MOINES - Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad today signed a proclamation to declare Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month in... Read more
For immediate release Sept. 22, 2015 DES MOINES – Iowa’s League of United Latin American Citizens councils from across the state have... Read more
For immediate release Sept. 18, 2015 DES MOINES – Tickets are on sale for the annual League of United Latin American Citizens, Council 307,... Read more
For immediate release Aug. 5, 2015 IOWA CITY, IA - The League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa will host National LULAC President Roger... Read more
For immediate release July 24, 2015 DES MOINES - The League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa today said it would plan similar protests to... Read more
For immediate release July 22, 2015 STORM LAKE, IOWA - The National President and the Executive Director of the League of United Latin American... Read more
For immediate release July 17, 2015 DES MOINES - Two Iowans received prestigious awards for their commitment and work in the Latino community at... Read more
For immediate release July 15, 2015 DES MOINES - Joe Enriquez Henry, state director for the League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa, was... Read more
For immediate release July 10, 2015 DAVENPORT - Council 10 of the League of United Latin American Citizens will give $25,000 in scholarships to 33... Read more
For immediate release July 9, 2015 STORM LAKE, IOWA - The League of United Latin American Citizens along with several other organizations will... Read more
For immediate release July 7, 2015 DES MOINES - The League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa will partner with a Spanish-speaking news... Read more
For immediate release June 26, 2015 DES MOINES - The League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa today applauded the U.S. Supreme Court’s... Read more
For immediate release May 6, 2015 DES MOINES -  The League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa has called on Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley to move... Read more
For immediate release April 30, 2015 DES MOINES - The League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa has called for the resignation of U.S. Rep.... Read more
De publicación inmediata 11 de febrero 2015 DES MOINES - líderes latinos de la Liga de Ciudadanos Latinoamericanos Unidos de Iowa y del Consejo 307... Read more
For immediate release Feb. 10, 2015 DES MOINES - Latino leaders from the League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa and LULAC Council 307 in... Read more
Para publicación inmediata 06 de febrero 2015 DES MOINES - La Liga de Ciudadanos Latinoamericanos Unidos de Iowa continúa su alcance a los latinos en... Read more
For immediate release Feb. 4, 2015 DES MOINES - The League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa has continued its outreach to Latinos across... Read more
Para publicación inmediata  23 de enero del 2015 DES MOINES - La Liga de Ciudadanos Latinoamericanos Unidos de Iowa será sede del tercer  Día... Read more
For immediate release Jan. 21, 2015 DES MOINES - The League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa will host the third annual Latino Legislative... Read more
For immediate release Nov. 20, 2014 DES MOINES – The League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa on Thursday applauded President Barack... Read more
For immediate release Nov. 17, 2014 DES MOINES - The League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa has expressed its sympathy over the death of... Read more
For immediate release Nov. 13, 2014 DES MOINES – The League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa today announced its support for... Read more
For immediate release Nov. 3, 2014 DES MOINES - More than 300 individuals came together to celebrate to celebrate the Latino community at the second... Read more
For immediate release Oct. 31, 2014 DES MOINES - The Hispanic Institute has given the League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa a significant... Read more
For immediate release Oct. 28, 2014 DES MOINES - The annual Iowa Latino Leadership Awards Banquet on Saturday will draw the top officials from the... Read more
For immediate release Oct. 24, 2014 DES MOINES - The League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa today announced its opposition to a decision... Read more
For immediate release Oct. 9, 2014 DES MOINES - The League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa has condemned the portrayal of Latinos in a... Read more
For immediate release Oct. 8, 2014 DES MOINES – The League of United Latin American Citizens, Council 307 will recognize individuals who have... Read more
For immediate release Sept. 12, 2014 DES MOINES - Iowa Latino leaders this week expressed their sadness over the death of Lorenzo Jasso, a... Read more
For immediate release Aug. 7, 2014 DES MOINES - LULAC of Iowa, the state’s largest Latino civil rights organization, today denounced the... Read more
For immediate release Aug. 4, 2014 DES MOINES -- A new council for the League of United Latin American Citizens in Iowa has formed in Storm... Read more
For immediate release July 14, 2014 DES MOINES - The League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa today expressed its disappointment in Gov.... Read more
For immediate release July 11, 2014 NEW YORK CITY -- The League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa has announced its support of National... Read more
For immediate release April 30, 2014 DES MOINES - Residents will be able to meet and learn about two of the Democratic candidates who are running in... Read more
By Suzanne Gamboa Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King may soon feel some pushback from Latinos in his home state, who say they can no longer just ignore... Read more
For immediate release April 17, 2014   KANSAS CITY, MO. - The state director of the League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa will testify... Read more
For immediate release April 3, 2014 DES MOINES - Five local social justice groups will take part in the national Not1more Deportation campaign rally... Read more
For immediate release March 27, 2014 DES MOINES - The Iowa League of United Latin American Citizens Council 307 will host immigration rights... Read more
For immediate release Feb. 18, 2014 DES MOINES - The second annual Latino Legislative Day drew about 25 legislators and dozens of Latinos from... Read more
For immediate release Jan. 31, 2014 DES MOINES - The League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa will host its annual Latino Legislative Day on... Read more
For immediate release Jan. 30, 2014 DES MOINES - A future Latino community center in central Iowa has moved one step forward. There will be a press... Read more
For immediate release Jan. 2, 2014 DES MOINES – The League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa has announced the civil rights... Read more
For immediate release Dec. 6, 2013 DES MOINES - The League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa has pledged to support the Des Moines Education... Read more
For immediate release Dec. 4, 2013 DES MOINES - The League of United Latin Americans of Iowa is calling on Des Moines Water Works to eliminate... Read more
For immediate release Nov. 18, 2013 DES MOINES - The League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa is reaching out to voters in Iowa who may have... Read more
For immediate release Oct. 31, 2013 DES MOINES - Iowa elected leaders, including U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, will join with members of the League of... Read more
For immediate release Oct. 28, 2013 DES MOINES – The inaugural Iowa Latino Leadership Awards Banquet on Nov. 1 will draw top officials from... Read more
For immediate release Oct. 7, 2013 DES MOINES - The League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa will recognize individuals who have made key... Read more
For immediate release Oct. 4, 2013 DAVENPORT, IOWA - Council 10 of the League of United Latin American Citizens awarded 22 high school graduates... Read more
For immediate release Sept. 11, 2013 DES MOINES - Des Moines residents on Tuesday elected Rob X. Barron to the Des Moines School Board. The election... Read more
For immediate release Aug. 7, 2013 DES MOINES - dsm magazine has named Mary Campos, a longtime community activist and member of the Iowa League of... Read more
For immediate release July 18, 2013 DES MOINES - A member of the largest Latino civil rights organization in Iowa has been recognized as an... Read more
For immediate release July 10, 2013 DES MOINES --  A new training program designed to empower young Latina women to become the next generation of... Read more
June 27, 2013 -- "When the Senate began to work in earnest on immigration reform earlier this year, I enumerated a number of principles that I... Read more
"Cuando el Senado comenzó a trabajar en serio sobre la reforma migratoria a principios de este año, yo identifique varios principios que yo pensé... Read more
DES MOINES - The Latina Leadership Initiative of Greater Des Moines (LLI) has formed to empower young Latina women to become the next generation of... Read more
For immediate release March 26, 2013 Des Moines, Ia. - The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Iowa is proud to announce that the 2013... Read more
(Des Moines, IA) - La Fundación de la Unión por las Libertades Civiles Americanas (ACLU) de Iowa se enorgullece en anunciar que Joe Enriquez Henry,... Read more
The Latina Leadership Initiative of Greater Des Moines (LLI) seeks a part-time Project Coordinator to work at our office located at 2925 Ingersoll... Read more
March 13, 2013  By O. Kay Henderson A few dozen Iowans who are members of the League of United Latin American Citizens lobbied legislators at the... Read more
For immediate release March 11, 2013 DES MOINES - The Iowa League of United Latin American Citizens will host the first-ever Latino Legislative Day... Read more
For immediate release March 8, 2013 DES MOINES - The Iowa League of United Latin American Citizens, Council 307, will honor Hispanic and Latino... Read more
For immediate release Feb. 25, 2013 DES MOINES - Representatives from the Iowa League of United Latin American Citizens met with Iowa Congressmen... Read more
For immediate release Feb. 22, 2013 DES MOINES - Mary Campos, a longtime Des Moines community activist and charter member of the League of United... Read more
For immediate release Feb. 12, 2013 DES MOINES - The Iowa League of United Latin American will meet with two of Iowa’s U.S. Congressmen to... Read more
For immediate release Jan. 31, 2013 DES MOINES - The Iowa League of United Latin American Citizens along with other representatives of the Latino... Read more
Iowa LULAC supports efforts to keep taxes low for Hispanic families   Dec. 26, 2012 DES MOINES - The Iowa League of United Latin American Citizens... Read more
Latino Forum moves forward with Central Iowa Latino center feasibility study   For immediate release Nov. 19, 2012 DES MOINES - The Latino Forum... Read more
LULAC calls on politicians to act on Latino issues, begins statewide town hall meetings   Nov. 12, 2012 DES MOINES - The Iowa League of United... Read more
LATINO VOTE: Increased Population, Fewer At Polls whotv.com Oct. 7, 2012 By Stephanie Moore Hispanics are the country’s fastest growing... Read more
 LULAC begins outreach effort to Iowa Latinos; unveils new website Oct. 5, 2012 DES MOINES-  The Iowa League of United Latin American Citizens today... Read more
Des Moines Register, September 11, 2012 Immigrant Advocates Again Voice Concerns Over New Voter-Registration Rules New state rules meant to identify... Read more
Groups Ask Judge to Halt Voter Fraud Investigation Des Moines Register, September 6, 2012 Written by Jens Manuel Krogstad A judge heard arguments... Read more
Judge Temporarily Blocks Possible Iowa Voter Purge Thomson Reuters News & Insight, September 14, 2012By Tom Brown and David Adams Sept 14 (Reuters)... Read more
Washington Post, September 12, 2012 Latino Population Growth Could Have Impact in Iowa Residents interviewed downtown, where the insurance agency... Read more
September 12, 2012 Iowa LULAC Director to Discuss Voters Rights at Wartburg College Event WAVERLY, IA -Iowa LULAC Director Joseph Enriquez Henry... Read more
Channel 13 News, September 13, 2012 VOTER FRAUD: Secretary of State Defends New Rules (VIDEO) By Jannay Towne Iowa’s top election official... Read more
Texas, Iowa Voter Rule Changes at Issue in Court Hearings Bloomberg Businessweek, September 6, 2012 News From Bloomberg By Margaret Cronin Fisk A... Read more
August 31, 2012 Advocacy Group Identifies 32,000 Registered Latino Voters in Iowa DES MOINES, IA -The state's largest Latino advocacy group has... Read more
Des Moines Register, August 27, 2012 Activists Strive to Fire Up - and Sign Up - Latino Voters Written by Jens Manuel Krogstad A Latino voter... Read more
August 3, 2012 ACLU of Iowa, League of United Latin American Citizens File Request for Injunction To Stop New Voter Suppression Rules Des Moines,... Read more
July 30, 2012 LULAC Iowa Holds Second Voter Registration Drive DES MOINES, IA - Council 307 of the League of United Latin America Citizens will hold... Read more
May 10, 2012 LULAC of Iowa Holds Voter Registration Drive  DES MOINES, IA - Council 307 of the League of United Latin America Citizens will hold a... Read more
April 30, 2012 LULAC Announces New State Director, Joseph Enriquez Henry DES MOINES, IA -  Joseph Enriquez Henry, president of Council 307 of the... Read more
NEWS
LULAC Presidential Candidate Town Hall Event
September 19, 2019 LULAC & NEWSMAX TO HOLD DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL TOWN HALL IN DES MOINES, IOWA The Nation’s Oldest & Largest Latino...
Read More...
LULAC Applauds Grand Jury Indictment of the El Paso Domestic Terrorist
LULAC Applauds Grand Jury Indictment of the El Paso Domestic Terrorist Nation’s Oldest & Largest Latino Civil Rights Organization Responds to...
Read More...
Hispanic Heritage Month - What it Truly Means to Us
Hispanic Heritage Month What it Truly Means to Us There are some words that just can’t be translated without losing their deeper meaning....
Read More...
LULAC calls on Trump to stop feeding anti-immigrant hate after racial terrorist attacks
LULAC calls on Trump to stop feeding anti-immigrant hate after racial terrorist attacks For immediate release Aug. 5, 2019 DES MOINES...
Read More...

MEDIA
Iowa Web design & development by Visionary Services