May 10, 2013To all honorable LULAC members, my name is Sam Tabet Alvarado. Recently, I received manycontinuous requests from law abiding, honest LULAC members to run for LULAC District XV Director.
After serious consideration because of LULAC’s
disreputable past and current election practices inTexas, I proudly accepted and embraced being a candidate to run for LULAC District XV Director.I am very familiar with past President Rosa Rosales as she worked under my supervision for twenty (20)years. Rosa Rosales continues lead and promote illegal coercive election tactics with the support of
Counsel who justifies her recommendations by providing legal opinions contrary toprevious opinions. These opinions are absent from the LULAC Constitution. The following are someexamples:1.
Protecting her power base by using disgraceful and dishonest practices of destroying any perceivedoppositions she felt as a threat.
regarding a candidate’s standing in the community etc…)
rpreting LULAC’s constitution with the aid of LULAC attorney Luis Vera to sway elections to
protect her power base.3.
Another interpretation from LULAC attorney is that a local council organized less than thirty (30)days prior to a District, State, or National Elections and one whose council has not been presentedofficially, may send delegations but they do not have the right to cast votes.At the LULAC State Convention in Arlington in June 2004, LULAC attorney interpreted the above example# 3 by allowing Rosa Rosales to submit fourteen (14) new paper councils one (1) day prior to theelections.Because of the previous #3 interpretation by LULAC attorney Louis Vera of the thirty (30) day councilnotice
, LULAC member Lourdes Galvan challenged Rosa Rosales’
s one (1) day notice of her fourteen (14)paper councils for that election.
LULAC attorney Louis Vera gave his legal opinion say that Rosa Rosales’s one (1) day noticed was justified because “This practice of allowing councils not chartered for thirty (3
0) days has been allowedfor several years,
therefore it is my opinion that the practice has set a precedent”. “I rule that thefourteen (14) new councils be allowed to vote”.
The LULAC Constitution states that the District elections must be held in the month of April. Therefore,the May 4, 2013 elections were in violation of the LULAC Constitution. Because of the Constitutionalviolation, this election should be invalidated and the need for further clarification on the 30 day rule forregistering.On the most recent District election, I submitted my requests for Charters/Councils on or about April 10,2013. I was informed by LULAC attorney Louis Vera that the Charter/Councils would not be allowed tovote because I did not give a 30 day notice.