Resolution - TO SUPPORT A CALL FOR A NATIVE NEW MEXICAN HISPANO TO BE NAMED TO SIT ON THE NATIONAL LATINO/HISPANO MUSEUM COMMISSION..
WHEREAS, 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, New Mexico LULAC, the Hispano Roundtable of New Mexico, every Hispano organization in New Mexico and an overwhelming number of Hispanos across the Great State of New Mexico are calling for a New Mexican to be appointed to the National Latino/Hispano Museum Commission; and
WHEREAS, New Mexico has a distinct and unique Hispano culture with its own traditions, arts, heritage, and history, but unfortunately for all Latinos, our culture here in New Mexico always goes largely unrecognized; and
WHEREAS, the primary focus of this museum is to finally place in a very positive way, the highly significant Hispanic history in the U.S. for the benefit of our children and youth so that they can have a dramatic sense of pride in who they are as citizens of this great nation; and
WHEREAS, New Mexico is the Birthplace of the Hispano culture to the New World with the First Permanent Settlements established in 1598; and President and Vice President of the United States, as well as for their corresponding voting members of Congress.; and
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the League of United Latin American Citizens will continue to fully and actively support that a Native New Mexican Hispano be named to sit on the Board of the national Latino/Hispano Museum Commission effective immediately in 2010.
Approved this 17th day of July 2010.
LULAC National President