More Than 80 Years of Progress for Hispanic Americans
With 135,000 volunteers in 35 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest Hispanic membership organization. Since 1929, LULAC has served Hispanic Americans through community-based advocacy and direct service programs.
Comcast has supported LULAC since 2006, first as an event sponsor and later as an initiative partner. Each year, we sponsor LULAC’s Legislative Conference and National Convention. In recent years, we’ve partnered with LULAC on voter protection programs and broadband adoption initiatives.
Comcast and LULAC have made digital literacy a priority, and we’re working together to help conquer the digital divide. Last year, we provided LULAC with more than $4 million in airtime for a digital empowerment campaign that included voter registration, digital literacy and grassroots mobilization. The Comcast Foundation also supports LULAC’s network of technology centers, from program training to technical support.
LULAC is a strong supporter of our digital literacy efforts as well. LULAC hosts 10 Comcast Digital Connectors sites as part of the Empower Hispanic America with Technology initiative. LULAC also provided critical input during the development of our Internet Essentials program, which is now promoted at LULAC technology centers in Comcast markets. Comcast also relies on LULAC to help implement our diversity initiatives. Brent A. Wilkes, National Executive Director of LULAC, serves on the Hispanic Advisory Council of our external Joint Diversity Board, while our own Juan Otero, Senior Director of Federal Government Affairs for Comcast Corporation, is a member of the LULAC Corporate Alliance.