LULAC National VP for the Southwest Baldo Garza Re-elected for a 4th Term

LULAC National VP for the Southwest re-elected for a 4th Term at the NYC Convention this past week-end

LULAC National VP for the Southwest, Baldomero “Baldo” Garza III, was elected to a fourth term this past Saturday, July 11, 2014 by a majority vote of the National Assembly of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC). Mr. Garza’s re-election platform focused on community service and dedication to the stated mission of LULAC.

At the New York LULAC convention the 1, 625 certified delegates were being required to produce a photo ID in order to register to vote, which is not called for under the LULAC National By-Laws.  National President Margaret Moran and her legal advisor Mr. Luis Vera were requiring this unprecedented action and they were also planning on dismissing the National Assembly, which is the ultimate author of LULAC. Mr. Garza decided that legal action was needed and with the assistance of some local NYC attorneys went to a NY state court and obtained a  TRO against the proposed actions of Moran and Vera.

"Far too many have died to preserve this privilege. Do not allow it to be degraded or dishonor their memory. Stand up, voice what you believe and take action today", stated National VP Garza.

Baldo Garza, III, LULAC National VO for the Southwest

After the TRO was granted, Mr. Garza returned to the national convention and was refused to be granted permission to speak to the assembly regarding the reasons for having to obtain the TRO.  The microphone was turned off and the LULAC election judge left the room. The National Assembly was re convened at 2:30PM. A quorum of the National Board was assembled. Mr. Garza was elected Interim President, and a new LULAC election judge was selected and the national elections held.

Mr. Garza enlisted the wisdom of four LULAC National Past Presidents to find the direction and guidance to keep the LULAC mission alive. The Honorable Belen Robles, Eduardo Pena, Rick Dovalina and Hector Flores all provide the necessary guidance and approval with moving forward with elections. With more than 1600 + delegates’ awaiting an election, Mr. Garza fought to insure the election was held.

Voter ID, voter oppression and voter intimidation will never be allowed in LULAC again. National VP Baldo Garza, a Houston based attorney reminds the National Assembly that voting is a privilege that must be exercised. “Far too many have died to preserve this privilege. Do not allow it to be degraded or dishonor their memory. Stand up, voice what you believe and take action today”, stated National VP Garza.


1}·       The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities.  Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 900 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy addresses the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. 

2}·       Baldomero Garza, III is LULAC National Vice-President of the Southwest and an attorney from Houston, Texas.

For additional information, please contact Mr. Garza at: or 713-498-7199.

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