The Civil Rights Survival Kit is featured as a model example of a catalog listing of available civil rights community resources produced by the LULAC District XXI Chair, Civil Rights Programs for use by all of the councils which come under the administration of the LULAC XXI District Director based in Fort Worth, Texas.
National LULAC officials believe that the model Kit warrants consideration by Councils, Districts and State LULAC organizations as a guide to begin their own process of identifying, cataloging and publishing for distribution a listing of available community resources that can play important partnership roles in addressing civil rights issues and concerns that affect Hispanics.
The model Kit can best be described as being some 52 pages in length, some information is in spanish and that it contains such information as:
1. Requests for Investigation (complainant intake form), follow up to complaint forms, procedures, legal terms, definitions, legal referral sources and listing of civil rights state and federal government agencies and community organizations;
2. Copies of actual resolution documents, press releases, press packet forms, news items, open records model requests and form letters requesting civil rights investigations by federal government agencies;
3. Information on government civil rights essential programs, forms, policies, regulations, examples and references; and
4. Listing of community based civil rights attorneys with specialization in such areas of law as employment discrimination, immigration, family, personal injury, criminal, etc. Some of the Attorneys on the listing provide “free initial consultations” and others do some “pro bono” work.
Entering google or internet at http://civilrightssurvivalkit.freehomepage.com/ will make it possible for one to download everything that is available in the 52 page model kit.