Latina national, state, and local elected officials came together at the NY LatinasRepresent forum. The goal was to encourage women to get involved in their communities and consider public service opportunities. LatinasRepresent strives to connect and inspire Latinas to pursue public office.
While Grace Garcia, a former presidential appointee and Executive Director of Annie's List in Texas, was taken from this world too soon, her contributions to politics and to the Latino community will long be remembered.
The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda praised the President's designation of a national monument: New Mexico's Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks. This designation is a key step forward towards the preservation of historic cultural sites deeply rooted in the story of Latinos' early role in American history.
During the recent National Hispanic Health Week of Action, the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda's member organizations worked with the White House to rally our communities to seize the historic opportunity provided by the Affordable Care Act: access to affordable health care for millions of uninsured.