Nation’s Largest & Oldest Civil Rights Organization Says DACA Recipients And TPS Holders Deserve Action Now Too!
Washington, DC – – One day after his historic meeting in the White House, Domingo Garcia, National President for the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) says, the Administration’s decision to re-open the federal government is a step in the right direction and he urged President Trump to make sure federal workers get paid quickly and come back to their jobs as soon as possible.
“We told the Administration that playing political brinkmanship is a zero-sum game as we have just witnessed and it hurt millions of people including the workers, their families and everyone else affected by the longest government shutdown in our nation’s history,” says Domingo Garcia. “I am pleased President Trump heard LULAC but now it’s time for both parties to also resolve the uncertainty for DACA recipients and TPS holders by addressing the issue through serious bipartisan collaboration. Anything less than that is unacceptable,” he added.
Friday’s action allows Congress to quickly pass spending bills to reopen vital federal agencies as soon as President Trump signs the bills. However, the funding only authorizes operations for the next three weeks until February 15. Also, federal workers will receive checks for the 35 days they worked without paid or that they were furloughed.
“It is easy for both sides to claim victory now but the answers that matter isn’t about who was to blame or why,” says Garcia. “The answers we want to hear are to the questions who will have the courage to honor their commitment to the more than 800-thousand Dreamers and TPS holders and how quickly?”
Nation’s Largest & Oldest Civil Rights Organization Describes Garcia As a Texas Trailblazer, Trusted Advisor and Leader Among Leaders
Washington, DC – Gustavo L. “Gus” Garcia rose from humble beginnings in the Texas border town of Zapata and achieved important milestones as an Hispanic pioneer over more than four decades of public service: Austin City Council member who became Mayor, member then President of the Austin Independent School District before going on to also serve on the Austin Community College Board of Trustees. He died Monday at the age of 84.
Domingo Garcia, National President, called Garcia a close, personal friend. “We spoke often and in many ways he served as a mentor to many Hispanics. He was always willing to listen, share his thoughts but always allowing others to think and decide based upon what they thought was right. I think what made Gus Garcia such a great leader was that he understood the fundamental truth that respect for others is peace. He exemplified giving and receiving respect as the basis for working with everyone in the community, rich or poor, white, black, brown, yellow — none of that mattered to Gus — so long as Hispanics were included at the table. And he made sure we were. I will miss our conversations, his wisdom and most of all, his love for nuestra gente.”
Garcia attended the University of Texas at Austin where he received a degree in Accounting and became a Certified Public Accountant. His education enabled Garcia to learn the intricacies of government programs and he mastered the skills of dissecting details in public administration which enabled him to identify and articulate instances of social injustice.
Former National President Hector Flores added his remembrance of Garcia: “Gus was persistent as heck when he saw a wrong being committed against la comunidad like when the Austin Human Relations Commission was formed and Hispanics were not represented. He took them to task and we won four seats on that 21-member body for the first time ever. Also, Gus was responsible for leading the call for change in Austin to ensure fair housing practices at a time when the city’s housing authority was clearly excluding Hispanics from certain residential towers. They blocked him from seeing the public records, which was illegal, but he just went around them to conduct his own investigation at one of the towers and blew the case wide open. When history is written about the foundation of Texas itself for future generations to look back, the ‘indelible stones’ laid by Gus Garcia will figure prominently. Rest in peace eternal Amigo!”
Immediate Past-President Roger Rocha, a resident of Laredo, Texas a short distance from Garcia’s birthplace received notification of his passing and called Garcia a “trailblazer for Latinos in Texas”. He urged LULAC to remember and honor Garcia’s memory and to keep his family in our thoughts and prayers. Funeral arrangements are pending.
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Since 1991, El Sol NEC has continuously reached out to community members in both Riverside and San Bernardino County through its various programs. All programs and services offered through El Sol NEC are provided at no-cost. As of right now, the programs below are the ones being currently offered at El Sol NEC. Click on the links below to learn more about our programs!
⦁ Healthy Children and Resilient Families
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⦁ Launch Initiative
⦁ Dream Homes
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Centro Latino de San Francisco (CLSF) is a 501(c) non-profit and community-based organization owned and operated by the Latino Community, primarily serving the elderly, and adults with disabilities. Incorporated in 1986 and located in the heart of the Mission District of San Francisco, CLSF has served the community for over 40 years!
Services we currently provide, include:
⦁ On-site and home delivered meals serving freshly prepared nutritious meals
⦁ ESL (English as a Second Language Classes), Citizenship Classes and Preparation for legal permanent residents.
⦁ Free computer classes for seniors and adults with disabilities
⦁ Health care advocacy for uninsured participants.
⦁ Volunteer recruitment, training and skills development
⦁ Information, referrals, and individualized assistance in gaining access to essential government benefits and other available public/private sector services
⦁ Group van transportation services for frail and physically challenged individuals
⦁ Recreational and educational activities
⦁ Cultural celebrations