Resolution - New Mexico Congressional Representatives and U.S. Senators to Become a Signatory to the Hispanic Statement of Cooperation (HSOC)

WHEREAS, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is our nation’s oldest and largest Hispanic civil rights organization addressing education, employment and civil rights issues in the United States of America since 1929; and

WHEREAS, the Hispanic Statement of Cooperation (HSOC) is the largest and most comprehensive partnership in addressing Hispano education, employment, economic development, and cultural involvement; and

WHEREAS, HSOC has partnered with local, state, and national organizations covering grass roots organizations, educational institutions, government agencies, public and private corporations and private institutions; and

WHEREAS, this partnership agrees to work cooperatively, collectively and comprehensively to advance the Hispano community and seek parity for Hispanos as outlined in the HSOC agreement in education, employment, economic development, and cultural advancement of the Hispano community; and

WHEREAS, the HSOC was officially signed on September 3, 1998 and is the organization which brought in such programs as ENLACE (Engaging Latino Communities for Education), the development of the Hispano Business Database, tremendous support and resources for the National Hispanic Cultural Center, partnerships with De Colores, Educational Scholarships, Leadership Development, Grants for Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Partners with Junior Achievement, National Award winning Small Business programs for Sandia National Labs and Los Alamos National Labs, advocacy for Hispano artisans, poets, and musicians, and the preservation of English and Spanish languages; and

WHEREAS, this partnership is viewed as an ongoing concern and continuous work in process until all goals and objectives outlined in the HSOC are fully accomplished; and

WHEREAS, we fully support the goals and objectives of the HSOC throughout New Mexico and the Southwest; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that all Congressman and U.S. Senators become active signatories to this important partnership known as the Hispanic Statement of Cooperation (HSOC). That all New Mexico representatives, Congress members and U.S. Senators become an integral part of this partnership in the advancement of Hispanos in education, employment, economic development, cultural involvement, and civil rights to ensure parity at all levels in all areas.


Approved this 11th day of July 2008.
Rosa Rosales
LULAC National President