Saturday, February 24, 2007
National LULAC issues "gag order" on speaking to the media. It is too late as Grandfather Clause applies
Subject: Border Patrol Issue
NOTICED YOU WERE NOT ON THE EMAIL LIST....SO i AM COPYING YOU..
Dear Board Members,
Today our National Board met via a conference call regarding the resolution which was passed at our State Board meeting this past weekend. The resolution referenced our position regarding two Border Patrol Officers. As you recall, we do not endorse thier actions but mainly question the serverity of the punishment and asked for a pardon.
After much discussion it was voted by the National Board to enforce a "gag order" on all members of the organization, not only our Texas LULAC members, regarding speaking to the media on this issue. If a member of the media calls you please refer them to the National Office.
Please do not feel that our efforts were in vain because part of the end result is now that the National Office is going to move on looking into this type of sentencing with our Legislators in Washington. The smallest victory in the midst of a defeat, no matter how small, is still a victory. Hold you heads up high as proud Texas LULAC members and know that we did the right thing.
Please make sure that all of the councils in your district abide by our National Board's decision and let us now move on to other issues that effect Texas.
Thank you again for all of your continued support.
Roger C. Rocha, Jr.
State Director - Texas LULAC