Thursday, December 13, 2018

Latino Leaders Evaluate Trump’s First 100 Days

The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), a coalition of over 46 national Latino organizations, gathered on Wednesday to assess the Trump administration’s early impact on Latino issues. NHLA released its report, First 100 Days: Analysis of the Trump Administration’s early impact on Latino Priorities, and struggled to identify, even one area, where the administration has […]

Latino Activists Rally To Jose Diaz-Balart’s Side

Latino activists showed their dissatisfaction with MSNBC, delivering 7,000 signatures to the network’s offices in New York, after reports surface that the network may be exploring possible options to remove anchor Jose Diaz-Balart from his daily program in favor of extended airtime of its dominant program, Morning Joe. The petition delivered to MSNBC notes that […]

Latinos Unified In Light of Recent Anti-Immigrant Language, Legislation

The recent anti-immigrant legislation in the US House of Representatives is a “national embarrassment” according to Hector Sanchez, chairman of the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), an organization of 39 national and regional Hispanic organizations that are committed to ensuring that Hispanic voices are heard in policy debates and the upcoming 2016 election. Sanchez was […]

NHLA launches Latinos United for Immigration Reform Campaign

The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) has launched a new campaign called Latinos United for Immigration Reform, which will encourage Latinos to unite their community together and support comprehensive immigration reform. “The Latinos United for Immigration Reform campaign is the largest effort of its kind to organize our community,” says Hector Sanchez, Chair of NHLA. […]

Latino Leaders and Census Bureau Meet to Discuss Latino Representation

Earlier this month, representatives from the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) met with Thomas Mesenbourg, Acting Director of the US Census Bureau, and his senior staff to discuss concerns for the 2020 Census in regards to the underrepresentation of Latinos. The Census Bureau has created a new National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, and Other […]

Last Ditch Effort for DREAM Act

Don’t count the DREAM Act dead yet.  Supporters of the law aren’t giving up and have focused their efforts on 10 members of the Senate that could push the legislation through. The Senators make up a “most wanted” list that was released Tuesday by the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) and includes three Democrats and […]

NHLA Calls on Obama to Nominate Richardson for Secretary of State

This week’s Guest Blogger is John Trasviña, President and General Counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) and Chair of the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), a coalition of national Hispanic organizations. Earlier this week, NHLA sent a letter to President-elect Obama endorsing the nomination of Governor Bill Richardson as Secretary […]