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LULAC Endorses HR 826.
House Bill Condemns the Rising
Cases of Hate Crimes Against Minorities.
November 16, 2007
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The League of United Latin American Citizens,
the largest and oldest Hispanic civil rights
organization ardently endorses H.R. 826, a bill
championed by Congressman Al Green (D-TX) to
denounce the hanging of nooses for the purpose
of imposing fear upon the community. The
resolution asserts that federal authorities
should investigate the recent noose hangings and
prosecute those found guilty of committing a
“This bill sends
the message that hatred falls against the
democratic principles that this country is built
upon and that blatant acts of racism will not be
tolerated in any way,” said LULAC President Rosa
Rosales. “Nooses carry a sad history in this
country of discrimination, hatred, and violence.
We commend Congress for its efforts to stop this
rampage of hate.”
Poverty Law Center has released figures
estimating that in the last 3 months, over 40
counts of hate crimes involving the hanging of
nooses have been reported. This is an appalling
statistic and calls for an immediate
intervention from federal authorities.
Congress to pass this resolution immediately.
Fifty-seven members of Congress have already
signed on as cosponsor of the bill. The bill is
expected to be taken to the House floor the
first week in December.
The League of
United Latin American Citizens, the oldest and
largest Hispanic membership organization in the
country, advances the economic conditions,
educational attainment, political influence,
health and civil rights of Hispanic Americans
through community-based programs operating at
more than 700 LULAC councils nationwide.