Whereas, Orange County has had numerous violations in regard to the meaningful representation and participation of its Latino community, and other ethnic communities in the electoral process; and 

Whereas, one major political party was found to be largely responsible for the posting of uniformed security guards at precinct voting polls in predominately Latino neighborhoods; and 

Whereas, there has been widespread persecution of the immigrant community in Orange County, most particularly those who became new American citizens on their validity to register and vote in scheduled elections; and 

Whereas, these infractions to limit the full participation in the electoral process and full access to participatory democracy continues in various degrees at the county level; and 

Whereas, these occurrence to limit community electoral participation have occurred under the “color of law,” and these practices continue at various local levels of government; and 

Whereas, there have been methods approved to remove elected officials through a process that failed to fully provide full explanations to ethnic communities with limited English capacities; and  

Whereas, currently there is no effective and committed measures being taken to remedy the negative and damaging wounds inflicted on the democratic process as established by our nation’s founders and through historical changes in legislation.  

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that LULAC provide support an take the necessary steps to have Orange County be designated as a county in need of protection under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT, LULAC provide the resources for full compliance to safeguard the protections of citizens voting rights in our communities of different ethnicities, languages and culture.


Adopted this 1st day of July 2006.

Rosa Rosales
LULAC National President

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