Sunday, January 20, 2019

At ceremony, Latino legislators vow to overcome government shutdown

At a ceremony to usher in a record number of Latino Democrats in Congress, lawmakers exuded more outrage than delight as they recognized their legislative ambitions are contending for now with a standoff over a border wall with Mexico that has partially shut down the government. “It’s because of Trump’s obsession with stirring up anti-immigrant […]

Latino Group Snubs Trump for Actions Against the Latino Community

For the first time in almost 40 years, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) will not have the sitting president attend its annual convention. The organization cites Trump’s controversial actions and remarks about Latinos as the reason they did not issue an invitation. “The president was not invited this year based on his slanderous comments […]

Clinton and Obama Speak at CHCI’s 38th Annual Awards Gala

Hillary Clinton blasted Donald Trump for “bigotry” because he refused to say President Barack Obama was born in Hawaii and she called on a roomful of Latinos and online viewers Thursday night to “stop him conclusively in November.” “We need to decide who we are. If we just sigh and shake our head and accept […]

Comentarios From Maria: Why Latinos Should Not Sit Out This Election

Last week President Obama addressed the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Gala, the largest gathering of Latino elected officials, leaders, activists, and young Latinos working in Washington. In the middle of his rousing speech, the crowd started booing as the president outlined the Republicans’ inaction on immigration legislation. The president then said emphatically, “Don’t boo — […]

Guest Blogger: Rep. Raul M. Grijalva “Latinos are Ready to Lead on Climate Change”

This week the Environmental Protection Agency took a critical step to reduce carbon pollution, one of the biggest (and still growing) causes of climate change. The EPA’s rule limiting emissions from new coal plants is the first step in President Obama’s plan to tackle what has truly become a global crisis. I agree with him […]

CHCI Invite to Meet Pulitzer Prize Winning Author, Junot Díaz

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Alumni Association will be holding an event titled “A Conversation with Junot Díaz” this Friday, May 17th in Washington, DC. The event will feature Pulitzer Prize winning author, Junot Díaz, and will raise funds to support CHCI’s Latino Leadership Programs. Díaz, born in the Dominican Republic and raised in […]

Record Number of Latinos Sworn in to 113th Congress

A record number of Latinos were sworn in yesterday to the 113th Congress, with three U.S. Senators and 28 Latino House members making up the historic number. According to the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), the 113th Congress is “the largest class [of Latinos] in our nation’s history.” Nine of these […]

Texting and Driving: It Can Wait / Textear Y Conducir: Puede Esperar

AT&T will launch a nationwide campaign on September 19, aimed primarily at teenagers. During the session of the Latino Youth Town Hall during the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute conference, telephone company AT&T announced the launch of the campaign “Texting and Driving: It Can Wait” AT&T Assistant Vice President of External Affairs, and spokeswoman for the […]

Guest Blogger Series: Roberto Carmona “Challenges and Opportunities for the Next Generation of Latino (NGLs) Leaders”

I have had the opportunity to serve as a leadership development trainer for the undergraduate interns from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI). I have worked with many talented interns that will one day serve as leaders of our nation. Every time I customize the training agenda, I give a historical context for the leadership […]

President Obama Says He Will Fight for Immigration Reform

At the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Gala Awards Wednesday night, an annual gathering of Hispanic leaders and members of Congress, President Obama said he won’t “walk away” from an overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws. “You have every right to keep the heat on me and the Democrats, and I hope you do. That’s how […]