and the elections chair

would not allow a
proper count via a
census count nor a
division of the house to
so determine whether
or not there was a 2/3
vote to overturn the
legal advisor’s opinion.
The elections judge and
legal advisor would
determine this with the
naked eye and
even admitted
to this in an
Arizona Court
lawsuit Soto v. LULAC, et al that
they did not take a division of the
house or census count to determine if
in fact there was not the 2/3 vote to
overturn. At this year’s National
Convention, based on past practices
at the CA, AZ, TX and National
Conventions, coupled with concerns
reported by the National Treasurer
and dissidents (whistle blowers that
Ri ver a el ect ed new Nat i onal Pr esi dent i n NYC, Mut ual
TRO’s ser ved on Nat i onal Of fi cer s t hat pl ace t he
League i n l i mbo unt i l Cour t s rul e
Si l ver Ci t y LULAC 8003 cel ebr at es Di amond
Anni versar y Schol arshi p Banquet and Recei ves WNMU
Pr esi dent ’s Award
By: Paul “Pablo” A. Martinez,
Past NM State Director
New York City, NY- Over 1,600
delegates from across the country
turned out in the “Big Apple” to vote
for a new national president, as the
League of United Latin American
Citizens (LULAC), this nation’s
oldest and largest Hispanic member-
ship organization cele-
brated its 85 years of
legacy. The convention
venue was excellent and
outstanding for those
wishing to visit New
York City for the first
time and make the annual
conventions into a vaca-
tion and family reunion.
Over the last four years, with the
exception of the 2010, 2013 and 2014
conventions (non-contested election
years), there has been a decline in
participation from the legitimate long
existing LULAC councils. There
appears to have been a de-
cline in the amount of ex-
hibitors and even the Federal
Training Institute. This
granted, may be due to the
budget austerities and the
economy. Many of us, that
truly believe in democracy,
integrity and fairness have
seen tactics over the last four
years that have been
unprecedented and
both arbitrary
and capricious.
That is, with
respect to abus-
ing the Rule’s Committee with
rules not specifically following
the National LULAC Constitu-
tion and By-laws and abusing
the authority of the Legal Advisor
requiring the 2/3 vote rule to overturn
his or her authority. In the past years
in question, many of us that were
delegates to these conventions wit-
nessed this abuse. The legal advisor
“Kiki” Vigil, Dep-
uty State Director,
Jessica Inez Marti-
nez and District
III Director,
Manuel Martinez.
Ms. Jessica Inez
Martinez gave the
keynote address.
Silver City, NM– Council 8003
held their 30th Annual Scholar-
ship Banquet at Western New
Mexico University, Saturday,
July 26, 2014. Council 8003
awarded over $9,000 in scholar-
ships to over 16 deserving stu-
dents from Grant County, NM.
Council President, Lynn Baca
received the distinguished
WNMU President’s Award on
behalf of Silver City
Council 8003. WNMU
President Joseph
Shepard presented this
award to LULAC for its
many years of dedicated
service in the area of
promoting higher edu-
cation and excellence.
Also in attendance
were NM State Director, Enrique
Inside this issue:
Border Network and NMSU
Admissions Protest
Santa Fe LULAC Press Con-
ference and Rally
El Paso Electric Partnership
Las Cruces 120 Awarded
Cd. Juarez Bar President 3
State Board Meeting Notice
and Annual Barbecue
Silver City 8003 Scholarship 3
National LULAC Convention 4
Special points of interest:
 Rivera elected new National President-Mutual TROs filed-
League in Limbo until Courts rule
 Silver City 8003 celebrates 30th Anniversary Scholarship
Awards –Receives WNMU President’s Award
 Immigrant Leadership in Las Cruces interested in forming
 Santa Fe Council 33 to hold Press Conference and Rally on
poor treatment of Hispanic Owner and Trainers by the State
 El Paso Electric awards Council 120
 El Paso LULAC Sponsor Juarez Bar Association to address
 NM LULAC State Board and Barbecue-August 16, 2014
 Letter from State Director to Brent Wilkes, National LULAC
Executive Director
 Message from NM LULAC State Director
New Mexi c o League of Uni t ed Lat i n Amer i c an Ci t i zens
National LULAC President
Maggie Rivera
July 2014
Volume 1, Issue 2
Jessica Inez Martinez Deputy
State Director
Kiki Vigil and Maury
Castro in NYC
Letter to Brent Wilkes NM 5
Message from State Director 8
Las Cruces LULAC 120 Recei ves Award and Recogni t i on for
par t nershi p from El Paso El ect ri c
dent of color with respect to admissions into
NMSU. Immediate Past State Director, Ralph
Arellanes also concurred that this will trigger
UNM to take similar action and
NM LULAC believes along
with the majority Hispanic fac-
ulty that this will adversely im-
pact our community. Former
NMSU Professor, Dr. Cristobal
Rodriguez’s study provides the
demographics and how this will
harm Dona Ana county Latino
Las Cruces, NM– Council 120 President,
Pablo Martinez and NM LULAC State Direc-
tor Enrique Vigil met with members of the
area Border Network Group. NM LULAC
discussed the League’s position on compre-
hensive immigration reform and the dilemma
of the multitudes of children requiring hu-
manitarian aid. These members enjoyed at-
tending Las Cruces 120 meeting and desired
the same structure for their own group. They
expressed interest in forming a LULAC Chap-
ter and were encouraged to do so. Any Coun-
cil can form and are allowed to conduct meet-
ings in Spanish. Puerto Rico is a primary ex-
ample of this and materials are available in the
Spanish language.
Council 120 will assist them in this endeavor.
LULAC will meet with mem-
bers of the community to ad-
dress assisting the center in
Artesia, NM. NMSU will be
doing a collaborative.
Council 120 President did ap-
pear on ABC 7 and Telemundo
protesting NMSU Regents ad-
mission standards hike. This
will harm Hispanic and all stu-
other companies are suffering budget cuts,
they will continue to help out and especially
committed to help those partners that do col-
laborate with each other in common goals and
objectives. Las Cruces LULAC will explore
working and helping Cancer Aid Resource and
Education (CARE). This program helps cancer
patients and survivors locally with financial
resource to help defray costs.
Las Cruces, NM– On Wednesday, July 23,
2014, Las Cruces LULAC was presented an
award by El Paso Electric Company among
several other non-profit
organizations throughout
Las Cruces and Dona Ana
El Paso Electric was a
proud sponsor of our 2014
State Convention. They
are developing community
partnerships and attempting to network all of
the partners to work together in their future
endeavors and projects. It is a consolidated
effort in order to collabo-
rate efforts that are in com-
mon or impacting the same
projects and community.
Mr. Rico Gonzales, Direc-
tor of External Affairs for
El Paso Electric announced
that although they like
Members of Area Border Net work Col l aborat e wi t h Counci l 120 and desi re t o form Spani sh
Language Speaki ng Counci l - Counci l 120 Prot est s NMSU Regent s Admi ssi ons St andard I ncrease
Sant a Fe LULAC to hol d ral l y and Pr ess Confer ence i n Prot est of Governor
Mar t i nez’s Admi ni st rat i on Tr eat ment of Hi spani c Horse Owners and Racers
preaching economic development, and they
are practicing it”.
Santa Fe-NM– Members of the NM Gaming
Alliance re-chartered Santa Fe LULAC Coun-
cil 33. They will be holding a rally and press
conference on Wednesday, July 30, 2014,
from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the east entrance
of the New Mexico State Capitol Building in
Santa Fe, NM. The Press Release alludes:
LULAC is extremely disappointed that Gover-
nor Susana Martinez has ignored several com-
munications and requests to meet with her to
discuss the unlawful discrimination practices
displayed by the Track Management and the
New Mexico Racing Commission (NMRC).
Complaints from Hispanic owners and trainers
reveal that they are targeted and treated differ-
ently than the non-Hispanic horse owners,
jockeys and trainers. “LULAC is serious con-
cerned that these Track Owners and NMCR
target and discriminate against Hispanic Own-
ers, Jockeys and Trainers,” stated Dennis W.
Montoya, NM LULAC State Executive Direc-
tor. Montoya further stated, “The Hispanic
Owners/Trainers through their race horse op-
erations have contributed millions of dollars to
New Mexico’s economy, yet they have been
treated with callous disregard. Santa Fe LU-
LAC Council President, Gary Roybal com-
mented, “These Hispanic owners are not just
“LULAC is serious concerned
that these Track Owners and
NMCR target and discriminate
against Hispanic Owners,
Jockeys and Trainers,”
Page 2 NM LULAC News
Border Network with
Las Cruces and NM LULAC
Lt-Rt: Pablo Martinez, President of Council 120, Mr. Rico
Gonzales of El Paso Electric and Mr. Maury Castro
Si l ver Ci t y 8003 Schol arshi p Banquet - Event Phot os
NM LULAC St at e Board Meet i ng and Counci l 120
Annual Barbeque t o be hel d i n Las Cruces, NM
ciation between Chihuahua, Texas and New
Mexico. Lic. Mariscal dis-
cussed the changes in the
Mexican jurisprudence sys-
tem particularly, with respect
to the criminal law sections
of procedures and process
since 2007. There is an
effort to bring UNM
School of Law as a conduit to provide con-
tinuing legal education and training for our
Mexican counterparts. Chihuahua is the first
state to test and implement to new federal
penal code.
El Paso, TX– On July 26, 2014,
the El Paso LULAC Council No.
4981, Albert Armendariz, Sr.
Council hosted Lic. J. Eduardo
Mariscal O., President of the
Barra y Colegio de Abogados de
Cd. Juarez, CHIH Juarez Bar
Association. Past National V.P of
the Southwest, Mr. Ray Mancera invited NM
LULAC to participate in this event. This is a
new LULAC Council of Attorneys and
Judges. They named their council after our
late and distinguished past National LULAC
President Albert Armendariz, Sr. President
Armendariz was National President
from 1953-54. He was a former fed-
eral immigration judge and on the
Texas Court of Appeals. He was the
first Hispanic to attend USC School
of Law. El Paso authorities named the
federal court house after him. He also
has a high school in El Paso in his
name and honor.
Council President Rebecca Bustamante held a
first series of informative cross section legal
training meetings. There has been an effort in
New Mexico to develop a Tri-state Bar Asso-
D. Deputy for Women
E. Deputy for Youth
F. Deputy for Young Adults
G. District Directors
VII. Communications and Finance
A. Treasurers Report
VIII. Unfinished Business
IX. New Business
X. Good and Welfare
XI. Adjournment
Las Cruces, NM– The NM LULAC State
Board or Directors, the NM LULAC Institute
and CHILE PAC will hold its first quarterly
board meetings on Saturday, August 16, 2014,
at 10:00 am, at the FIC-DAC Offices, located
at 225 E. Idaho Ave., Ste 35, Las Cruces,
NM, 88005.
Las Cruces Council 120 will host this meeting
and the Annual Barbeque after the meetings at
4:00 pm. This will be at the residence of the
honorable State Director Enrique “Kiki” Vigil
and the first lady of NM LULAC Ms. Melanie
Altuna Vigil.
I. Opening
II. Prayer and Flag Salute
III. Roll Call
IV. Reading of Minutes -Previous Meeting
V. Introduction of Guests
VI. Reports of Officers and Committees:
A. State Director
B. Deputy State Director
C. Deputy for Elderly

El Paso Alber t Almendariz Counci l 4981 hosted Juar ez Bar
Associati on Pr esident -Plans t o cr eate Tri -St ate Bar Associ ati on
Page 3 Volume 1, Issue 2
Lt-Rt: Enrique “Kiki” Vigil, NM State Director; Dr. Joseph
Shepard,, WNMU President; Lynn Baca, President Silver City
Council 8003; Jessica Martinez, Deputy State Director; Pablo
Martinez, Past State Director; Fred Baca, 8003 Co-chair Schol-
arship Committee and State Sen. Howie Morales
Members Silver City Council 8003 with Dr. Joseph Shepard ,
President of WNMU and State Director, Kiki Vigil
2014 NM LULAC Council of the Year
Council 8003 Silver City, New Mexico
Lic . J. Eduardo Mariscal
with Pablo Martinez, Past
NM State Director
Council 4981 with Juarez Bar
were expelled by the totalitarian leadership)
exposed some compelling allegations of
sales of LULAC Housing facilities in 2008
and 2012. There were several news publica-
tions investigating this matter. Several of
these concerned LULAC members did
report to the appropriate law enforcement
agencies the concerns. The NY and PR
delegations (the two other largest delega-
tions and with the most legal standing) felt
compelled to prevent the perceived abuse of
power displayed in previous elections. The
NY LULAC State Director filed a tempo-
rary restraining order against the LULAC
leadership; i.e., Margaret Moran and National LULAC legal Advisors from im-
plementing specific rules that adversely impacted the outcome of the election.
Evidently, this was done Friday, prior to the election by the NY Delegation where
they obtained the Court Order. The Convention Elections Chair-Judge, Luis Vera
reported prior to the Credentials Report that Mr. Baldomero Garza, National V.P.
for the Southwest served the National President and the National LULAC Legal
Advisor with a law suit and this will now cause a delay in the elections and the
delegation would have to stay later because of the NY and PR delegations. The
powers that were refused to allow Baldo Garza the right to speak on the rebuttal
or essential facts. Soon thereafter, National President Margaret Moran came to the
podium and accused the NY LULAC State Director for causing the problems and
“suing LULAC”. Both the National President and the LULAC legal advisors left.
One of the legal advisors, Miguel Ortiz stayed back. The Credential Committee
did come up to give a preliminary report. Over 1,600 delegates and National
Officers were present. Ms. Yolanda Escobar provided the report. The majority of
the delegates were from Puerto Rico, Texas, New York and Illinois. Ms. Escobar
opened for challenges. Various delegation heads were approaching the micro-
phones to present challenges. Meanwhile, Miguel Ortiz, the Texas LULAC Legal
Advisor told the delegation that no challenges or actions could be made without
the presence of the election’s chair. This is erroneous because the credential com-
mittee chairwomen could have also presided or in absence of the National Presi-
dent or Committee Chair, the National V.P. for the SW (customary practice)
could have also presided and allowed challenges. This egregious ruling was chal-
lenged and caused uproar with several hundred delegates. Baldo Garza was ad-
vised of his power. He attempted to exercise this power and the power that were
cut off the microphones and stage lights. This was around approximately noon
and Luis Vera returned to advise that he called a recess until 2:30 pm. This out-
raged the entire Assembly. Several legal observers were astonished that these
individuals in power were not acting in good faith and appeared to be deliberately
violating the conditions of the court order (TRO). NM LULAC State and District
I officials were attempting to challenge the credentials of Council 34. According
to the State Treasurer, Lynn Baca and Past District I Director Dennis Montoya,
this council has not paid their state and district dues. The other challenge was the
qualifications of Ms. Patricia Roybal Caballero who is an elected official
(member of the NM House of Representatives) was attempting to run for National
Treasurer. The LULAC Constitution and By-laws prohibits any member serving
in any LULAC elected or appointed positions whom are elected officials with the
exception of School Board. This challenge was cut short when Mr. Luis Vera
returned to the podium at 2:20 pm, claiming that because of the short notice of the
court order they (the National President and Legal Advisors) decided to end the
convention and suspend elections. This caused havoc and outrage within the
delegation. Luis Vera and his entourage of security did order that the hotel staff
cut off the microphones and back lights again. Half of the Texas and California
delegations left. Some of the smaller states left because some of National Staff
were threatening to call the police to have people arrested if they stayed. More
than half stayed and were encouraged to remain calm and orderly.
Over 800 delegates stayed to proceed with the convention. The constitution re-
quires at least 1/3 of the delegation present to constitute an assembly. This was ½
of the delegates enumerated in the above referenced credentials report as opposed
to the 1/3 required. The other requirement was that you need ½ of the National
Executive Committee present, to constitute a quorum. There are other factors to
be considered that were unequivocally met. There are 13 positions. One of these
Vice President’s positions is vacant, which is the V.P. for the Northwest. This
position has been vacant for several years due to the lack of certified states re-
quired to fill that position. You would then consider
half of the 12 required for quorum of the National
Executive Committee. Present were: Baldo Garza,
SW VP; Carlos Elizardi, SE VP; Ralina Cardona, NE
VP; Elsie Valdez Lizardi, VP for Women; Maggie
Rivera, National Treasurer; Roman Rodriguez, Na-
tional Youth President. Mr. Manuel Rendon, Na-
tional VP for Young Adults did return during the
calling of quorum, but left soon thereafter. Also
present were several past national presidents: Ed
Pena (1978-79), Belen Robles (1994-98); Rick
Dovalina (1998-2002); and Hector Flores (2002-
2006). Immediate Past National President Rosa
Rosales address the delegation decrying that this was
a law suit against LULAC, accused Mr. Ray Mancera,
her former National Parliamentarian and VP of the SW of not being an attorney
and not able to give an opinion, but yet she was also criticized by delegates for
trying to give a legal opinion. Baldo Garza is an attorney and spoke after her
agreeing with Ray Mancera who was asked by the Executive Committee to act as
parliamentarian. They were informed that the constitution requires that those 6-7
members present. They were visible by the Assembly and filmed. With this being
obvious a quorum was declared. The National Executive Committee held a meet-
ing (customary the VP of the SW or another in the chain of command in the ab-
sence of that VP). The Executive Committee elected Baldo Garza as the Presiding
Chair. He then appointed Ms. Belen Robles, Past National President to preside
over the elections. The delegation voted to seat the delegation based on the in-
terim Credentials Committee report presented. The Rules with the exception of
those identified in the TRO were adopted in order to be in compliant with the
TRO. Elections were held and the following officers were elected: Maggie
Rivera, National President; Carlos Lizardi, Treasurer; Baldo Garza, VP for SW;
Benny Diaz, VP for Far-west; Darryl Morin, VP for Midwest; Ralina Cardona,
VP for NE; Yvonne Quinones, VP for SE; Elzie Valdez Lizardi, VP for Women;
Lucy Arce, VP for the Elderly, Stanley de la Cruz, VP for Young Adults, Ana
Estrada Valenzuela, VP for Youth; and Puerto Rico for 2017 Convention Site.
NM LULAC congratulates the newly elected national officers. We hope that this
matter is resolved swiftly and promptly so that we can proceed on the bigger
The resolutions and amendments were tabled to the October full board meeting.
The proposed amendments were in violation of the constitution because they were
not sent out to all council presidents 30 days prior to the convention as required.
Since the election, Mr. Darryl Morin resigned his position as National VP for the
Midwest. He subsequently, rescinded his resignation. Ms. Rosa Rosales and Ms.
Elia Mendoza filed a TRO against several National Board Members on July 18,
2014, asking a San Antonio District Court for a declaratory judgment and to keep
the “status quo” board in power. There are several constitutional questions with
respect to the “termed out” positions. They are: Rosales, Moran, Rendon and
Luna who are termed out passed four years. The Constitution alludes that attempt-
ing to serve more than the allotted four year term would constitute a gross viola-
tion of the Constitution. Hearings in NYC are scheduled for August 4, 2014. In
the meantime, the membership is left with a void of uncertainty.

National Convention (continued from Page 1)
National LULAC Convention in New York City, NY, July 12, 2014
NM LULAC State Director’s Letter to National LULAC Executive Director Brent Wilkes
New Mexico League of United Latin American Citizens
P.O. Box 1324
Las Cruces, NM 88004
(575) 312-1068
Enrique “Kiki” Vigil Ralph D. Arellanes, Sr.
NM State Director Immediate Past State Director

Jessica Inéz Martinez
Deputy State Director

July 15, 2014

Mr. Brent Wilkes, Executive Director
LULAC National Office
1133 19th Street, NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20036

Re: NM LULAC Respectfully Recognizes the New National LULAC Officers and Believes that the Action of the Assembly was Justifiable
and Pursuant to the National LULAC Constitution and By-laws

Dear Mr. Wilkes:

As the duly elected New Mexico State Director of the League of United Latin American Citizens, I hereby issue this letter concerning the above
referenced matter. The NM Delegation recently returned from New York City, NY and I instructed Past State Director, Paul “Pablo” A. Martinez to
draft a resolution in support of the newly elected administration and present this to our NM Board of Directors.

Elections were held July 12, 2014 in New York. I ask that you officially recognize my position and issue a press release from the LULAC office as
an official communication. Furthermore I authorize to assume control of LNO and LNI including any other related issues, until our official meeting
to be held on August 7
and 8th.

NM LULAC recognizes and acknowledges that the action taken by the Assembly was lawful, justifiable and pursuant within the National LULAC
Constitution and By-laws as follows:

1. The Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) was issued on LULAC, Ms. Margaret Moran, Immediate Past National President and Ms.
Manuel Escobar, former National Legal Advisor. This TRO was an ex parte order and requires parties to meet before the Honorable John
A. Barone in the New York Supreme Court, Bronx County on July 21, 2014, at 9:30 am. This TRO compelled the Respondents from
taking action on Rules 12 and 21, which usurps the power of the National Assembly. This order also provides the enforcement of a fine in
the event of any breach of duty or failure to comply.

2. Mr. Eduardo LaGuerre, NY State Director felt compelled to take this action and did so in good faith and in the interest of the National
LULAC Assembly, the supreme power of the League. This order did not provide Ms. Moran or any of her legal team the expressed or
implied powers to suspend the National Elections. The actions of Mr. Luis Vera were arbitrary and capricious. These actions were done
so without the consent of the National Board of Directors, nor the wishes of the National Assembly. The National Assembly being the
proper authority, since this was a National Convention and should have been provided that decision and prerogative not on the sole au-
thority of the Elections Judge nor the National President. They are not within any powers or authority within the LULAC Constitution to
have made such a decision.

The majority of the membership that desired to exercise their constitutional rights was unequivocally within their powers to remain. Pur-
suant to Article VI, Section I, subsection d. under Quorum, at page 11 online, that:

"The certified delegates from one third (1/3) of the active councils at the time of an annual convention or a special-called ses-
sion of the National Assembly shall constitute a quorum without reference of District, State or National Officers who have a
vote in sessions."

We observed based on the preliminary Credentials Report of over 1600 delegates that over 800 were present. This is half and over the 1/3

3. Pursuant to Article VIII, Section 6- Tenure of Elected Office-subsection e. at page 34, online:

“Should the office of National President become vacant at any time for whatever reason, a new National President will be
elected by a majority vote of the National Executive Committee from among the National Vice Presidents.”

Also in Section 9- Duties and Responsibilities of National Officers- subsections
c. National Vice Presidents online at page 38:

(1):“To assume, according to the order of succession established in the bylaws, the office of National President and
all duties, responsibilities and powers pertaining thereto in the event of the resignation, death or removal of the duly
elected officer; (Please see #7 below.)”

(4) “To preside at sessions of the National Assembly and the National Board of Directors or National Executive Com-
mittee meetings when requested by or in the temporary absence of the National President”;

(7): “The offices of the National Vice President shall be designated as National Vice President without rank. In case
of the resignation, death or removal of the duly elected National President, one of the National Vice Presidents shall
assume the office of the National President upon election by majority vote of the National Executive Committee called
to session for this purpose”.

Pursuant to Article VI- Organizational Structure, Section 3- National Executive Committee, subsection e. quorum, at page 16 online:

“One-half (1/2) of the voting Members of the Executive Committee shall constitute a quorum. To assure a quorum,
the National President shall request that members indicate within two weeks or less of receiving the notice of meeting
whether or not they will be in attendance. Failure to receive favorable notice from the necessary majority shall indi-
cate postponement of the meeting to a later date. All procedures set for calling these meetings shall be followed in the
case of a postponed meeting. Any action of the National Executive Committee taken without a quorum shall be inva-
lid. National Executive Committee members may send representatives but their presence cannot be used to establish a
quorum nor will they be allowed to vote. Voting by proxy is prohibited”.

There are 13 positions in the National Executive Committee. One of these Vice President’s positions is vacant, which is the V.P. for the
Northwest. This position has been vacant for several years due to the lack of certified states required to fill that position. Therefore, half
of the 12 is 6, which is required to constitute a quorum of the National Executive Committee. Present were: 1. Baldo Garza, SW VP; 2.
Carlos Elizardi, SE VP; 3. Ralina Cardona, NE VP; 4. Elsie Valdez Lizardi, VP for Women; 5. Maggie Rivera, National Treasurer; 6.
Roman Rodriguez, National Youth President. Mr. Manuel Rendon, National VP for Young Adults did return during the calling of quo-
rum, which is 7, but left soon thereafter. Also present were several past national presidents: Ed Pena (1978-79), Belen Robles (1994-98);
Rick Dovalina (1998-2002); and Hector Flores (2002-2006). The National Executive Committee in the presence of the National Assem-
bly did elect Mr. Baldo Garza, National Vice President for the Southwest to fill in for the vacancy in the absence of the National Presi-
dent. The National President was derelict of her duty and left the convention without leaving anyone in charge. Mr. Garza then appointed
Ms. Belen Robles, Past National President to preside over the elections.

4. The National Assembly did certify the delegation based on the Credential Report. The Rule’s Committee Report was approved and
adopted with exception to Rules 12 and 21 that were omitted in order to be in compliance with the TRO.

Based on these facts and mitigating circumstances as witnessed by hundred of delegates and in the presence of several legal experts, many of them
being former state and federal judges, the actions taken by the National Executive Committee and the National Assembly was handled properly.
This process and procedure was filmed and will provide a preponderance of evidence that the Assembly and those that conducted the elections
acted in good faith and in the best interest of the League.

As mentioned above, a Resolution in support of the newly elected national officers is forthcoming and will be sent to you and the new National
President Maggie Rivera.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at (575) 312-1068 or our Deputy, Jessica Inéz Martínez at (575) 386-1885.

Thank you for your immediate attention to this matter.


Enrique “Kiki” Vigil
NM State Director

Cc: Ms. Maggie Rivera, National LULAC President
NM LULAC Board of Directors

Award by Dr. Joseph Shepard, President of
I personally look forward to seeing many of
you at our State Board Meeting and Barbecue
on August 16, 2014, in Las Cruces, NM. In-
formation on these events are covered in this
issue of the NM LULAC News.
I thank you for the opportunity in serving you
as your State Director. We truly believe that
we need to maintain our visibility throughout
the state of New Mexico and nation.

Enrique “Kiki” Vigil
NM LULAC State Director

Dear Hermanas y Hermanos en LULAC:
As many of you can see that we have been
very active within our commu-
nity over the last couple of
months, since we took office. It
has been our pleasure to travel
throughout the state visiting vari-
ous councils attending all of the
Jessica Inez Martinez, Deputy
State Director and I attended the
National Convention earlier this
month. It was a wonderful venue.
Ms. Ralina Cardona, National VP
for the NE was a gracious host
and we appreciated their hospital-
ity. I did provide a letter
of support from our
Board concerning the
National Convention Elections and our per-
sonal observations. I completely concur with
our past state director, Pablo
Martinez’ assessment and article
in this issue of the NM LULAC
News and Las Cruces Council
120 News Letter, July issue.
I am impressed with Silver City
Council 8003. They celebrated
their 30th Anniversary Scholar-
ship Banquet held at WNMU, on
July 26, 2014. I can clearly see
why they received Council of the
Year. They have excellent sup-
port from their community part-
ners in both the public and pri-
vate sectors. They were
bestowed the distin-
guished President’s
Message from St at e Di r ect or Enri que “Ki ki ” Vi gi l
The League of United Latin American Citizens, (LULAC) is this
nation's oldest and largest Latino civic membership organization.
LULAC was organized in February of 1929, in Corpus Christi,
TX. LULAC is a 501(c)(4) organization. Our primary focus is
education, civil rights, housing, economic development, domestic
equality and the upward mobility of Hispanics within our Ameri-
can society.
New Mexico was the second state to organize LULAC. Filemon T.
Martinez was the main New Mexico organizer. In some accounts,
he attended the first convention in Corpus Christi. He organized
several councils and recruited prominent New Mexicans such as,
Congressman Antonio M. Fernandez, several members of the New
Mexico Legislature. Including the late U.S. Senators, Dennis
Chavez and Joseph Montoya.
LULAC New Mexico was inspirational in advocating for the Uni-
versity of New Mexico School of Law and was the first American
University to implement a Latin American Studies. This innova-
tive program trained the first corps of Spanish speaking American
diplomats to Latin American countries.
Primary Business Address
P.O. Box 1324
Las Cruces, NM 88004
Phone: 575-312-1068
Fax: 575-527-2460
“All for one-One for All”.
Visit us online at
Enrique “Kiki” Vigil
NM LULAC State Director 2014-15

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