Lydia Medrano, Ph.D.
LULAC Florida State Director
Welcome to LULAC Florida website.
In May, 2013 LULAC members and friends will be celebrating Florida’s 500 years of diversity in the beautiful city of Fort Myers. Five hundred years ago, Spaniard explorer Juan Ponce de Leon, then the Governor of Puerto Rico, landed in the east coast of Florida. Ponce de Leon called this Peninsula La Florida, as we know it today. Ponce de Leon died in the west coast of Florida.
Join us at the 2013 LULAC Florida Convention as we celebrate the arrival of what might have been the “first tourist” in Florida.
LULAC Florida priorities include education and leadership development as well as the protection of human and civil rights.
This past year was a busy year for LULAC but also an exciting one. More than ever the power of the Latino was felt with large numbers coming out to exercise the power of the vote.
Since 1990, approximately 1.5 million Latinos have naturalized. There are about 6.6 million registered Latino voters across the nation. California, Texas, Florida, Illinois and New York are five key electoral states. Latinos have emerged as powerful allies for candidates seeking office.
Latino educational achievements, civic involvement and political participation are crucial to improving overall conditions in our communities. I invite you to take the challenge and join our efforts. LULAC Florida relies solely on volunteers. If you want to make a difference in your community gives us a call.
All for one and one for all!