LULAC Lambda hosted a Town Hall with U.S. House Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton at the Human Rights Campaign to learn about immigration reform, affordable housing, and protections for LGBTQ+ individuals. We partnered with the Latino GLBT History Project (now the Latinx History Project) and Empodérate to help get members of the immigrant community and the transgender community to attend this event. The hour-long event was held in both English and Spanish thanks to translation equipment provided by the D.C. Office of Latino Affairs.
In October, LULAC Lambda members joined other LULAC members from around the country to participate in National LULAC's "ACTober: Fall Advocacy Day.” LULAC members conducted advocacy visits with more than 60 congressional offices from both the U.S Senate and the U.S House of Representatives. LULAC members met with members of Congress from the Judiciary Committee, Education and the Workforce Committee, Natural Resources Committee, Energy and Commerce Committee, and members from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.
LULAC Lambda and received funds to support the nutrition program at the Latino Student Fund in Washington D.C. The center helps tutor immigration children in the area. We also collected 100 pieces of winter clothing for Goodwill, Christmas toys and books for children enrolled at Latino Student Fund, and donated more than 300 cans of food and $200 in cash to the Food & Friends pantry.