CSU Impaction, and Equity for California’s Latino Students

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by Daniel Estrada, PhD A troubling college enrollment policy for California’s Latino students is the continuing expansion of impaction, that has been implemented in almost all of the California State University System’s (CSU) 23 campuses. Impaction in the CSU is the process of limiting enrollment for first time freshmen students and/or college transfers into one […]

California LULAC Moves Forward on Single Member Districts State-wide: King City a Top Priority

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On November 08, 2014, the California State LULAC Board held its winter meeting in Santa Fe Springs, California, and received a presentation by the Mexican American Legal and Defense Fund (MALDEF) on single district elections and the impact on Latinos throughout California. Subsequently, the State Board voted unanimously to continue strategic conversations with MALDEF in […]

Rethinking Higher Education in California

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CSU Impaction, and Equity for California’s Latino Students by Daniel Estrada, PhD A troubling college enrollment policy for California’s Latino students is the continuing expansion of impaction, that has been implemented in almost all of the California State University System’s (CSU) 23 campuses. Impaction in the CSU is the process of limiting enrollment for first […]

CALIFORNIA LULAC WILL FOCUS ON NEW VOTING RIGHTS CASES IN 2016

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Camarillo CA – The California League of United Latin American Citizens will partner with the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) and private attorneys in a significant expansion of cases brought forth under the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA) next year, according to California LULAC State President Dave Rodriguez. Thirty-one cities and thirteen […]

Rethinking Higher Education in California

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By Dr. Daniel M. Estrada Introduction: California’s 1960 Higher Education Master Plan was visionary. The plan offered a tuition free college education through a three tiered structure of community colleges, California State Universities (CSU) and the University of California (UC) system. Universal access was possible with a high school diploma or equivalent through this three […]

California LULAC Denounces Two Executive Orders Signed by President Trump

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January 26, 2017- California LULAC strongly opposes President Donald Trump’s signing of two Executive Orders Wednesday. They are named “Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements” and “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States”. These Executive Orders authorize plans to proceed with the construction of a wall along the 1,989-mile border between the […]

Program Seeks to Involve Millennials in Policy Issues

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The nations largest Latino volunteer advocacy organization has launched an effort to include younger Californians in public policy issues. The organization, based in Washington DC with chapters throughout the California, is rolling out a program designed to encourage young professionals and college graduates to step up as community volunteers. LULACMillennials will focus efforts to encourage […]

Against Workplace Discrimination

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California LULAC Responds to Increased Discrimination against Immigrants in the Workplace January 2, 2018 The LA Times recently released a shocking news article detailing an increase in discrimination towards immigrants in the workplace. The rise of workplace discrimination in some cases reaches levels that would be considered harassment, if the person being harassed decided to press […]

Position Paper on Impaction

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Position Paper on Impaction: By: Kimberly Fuentes, Research Director Dallas Rippy, Chief of Staff As of this writing, over half of all K-12 children in California are Latino. In California we strive for our children to move on to higher education. Education can be the silver bullet for economic mobility, civic engagement, and hope for […]