NHLA Press Releases

See NHLA's latest press releases below.

Mar 25, 2015

Release: National Latino Leadership: Budget Resolutions Would Be Harmful to Latino Families, Congress Must Vote "No"

NHLA issued letters to both houses of Congress strongly urging all Members of Congress to vote against the House and Senate Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Resolutions. NHLA will closely monitor votes on these resolutions, and related amendments in the Senate, for inclusion in NHLA’s Congressional scorecard for the 114th Congress.

Mar 23, 2015

NHLA CALLS FOR MORE LATINO VOICES ON SUNDAY MORNING TALK SHOWS

NHLA wrote to the heads of the six leading English-language networks calling for more Hispanic guests on Sunday morning talk shows.

Mar 13, 2015

Latino Leaders Issue Budget Priorities to Congress

NHLA urged Congressional budget leaders to craft a federal budget that better meets the nation’s needs by replacing arbitrary across-the-board spending cuts, known as sequestration, with investments necessary for the long-term economic and social well-being of the nation.

Mar 12, 2015

National Latino Leaders Call on Senators to Oppose Vitter Amendment

NHLA issued a letter to every member of the U.S. Senate expressing its vehement opposition to the amendment proposed by Senator Vitter to dismantle the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees that anyone born in the United States is a United States citizen.

Mar 4, 2015

LATINO LEADERS WARN KING v BURWELL CASE COULD TURN THE CLOCK BACK ON LATINO HEALTH

As the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments in King v Burwell, NHLA, warned that should King prevail, the cost of health insurance will increase, putting it out of reach for 1.2 million Latinos

Feb 27, 2015

LATINO AND EDUCATION COALITIONS JOIN IN OPPOSITION TO HOUSE ESEA REAUTHORIZATION BILL

NHLA and the Hispanic Education Coalition wrote to U.S. Representatives urging them to vote against H.R. 5, which would eliminate education policies that have improved Latino educational achievement.

Feb 17, 2015

DESPITE COURT RULING, LATINO LEADERS CONFIDENT IMMIGRATION EXECUTIVE ACTION ON DACA AND DAPA WILL MOVE FORWARD

Despite the ruling by a district court judge, NHLA leaders remain confident that the President's immigration actions will ultimately be upheld on the merits and urge eligible immigrants to prepare to apply.

Feb 2, 2015

LATINO LEADERS WELCOME PRESIDENT’S FY2016 BUDGET PROPOSAL

NHLA welcomed President Obama’s FY2016 budget proposal to undo arbitrary across-the-board funding cuts, known as sequestration.

Jan 13, 2015

NATIONAL LATINO LEADERS URGE CONGRESS TO VOTE NO ON REPEAL OF PRESIDENT'S IMMIGRATION ACTIONS

NHLA urges every member of the U.S. House of Representatives to vote against the Aderholt, Blackburn, and DeSantis amendments to the FY2015 Homeland Security Appropriations Act

Dec 11, 2014

LATINO LEADERS CALL FOR FINAL SENATE VOTE TO CONFIRM LOURDES CASTRO RAMIREZ TO BE AN ASST SECRETARY AT HUD

The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda sent a letter to Senate leaders Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell demanding a confirmation vote on the nomination of Lourdes Castro Ramirez to be the Assistant Secretary of Public Housing and Indian Affairs at the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Dec 10, 2014

LATINO LEADERS PEN LETTER TO FOREIGN RELATIONS COMMITTEE URGING HEARING ON NOMINATION OF MARIA ECHAVESTE AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO MEXICO

The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda sent a letter to leaders of the United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee, urging the Committee’s support in scheduling a hearing on the nomination of Ms. Maria Echaveste to become the United States Ambassador to Mexico.

Dec 4, 2014

NATIONAL HISPANIC COALITION URGES CONGRESS TO VOTE AGAINST REPEAL OF PRESIDENT'S IMMIGRATION ACTIONS

NHLA Urges U.S. House of Representatives to vote against H.R. 5759, the Executive Amnesty Prevention Act of 2014, and any similar legislation

Dec 3, 2014

NATIONAL HISPANIC COALITION OPPOSES BILL TO REPEAL PRESIDENT'S ACTION ON IMMIGRATION

NHLA strongly opposes H.R. 5759, the Executive Amnesty Prevention Act of 2014 and similar legislative efforts

Nov 25, 2014

NATIONAL LATINO LEADERS STAND WITH THE BROWN FAMILY IN CALLING FOR JUSTICE FOR MICHAEL BROWN AND ALL MEN OF COLOR

NHLA calls on the nation to address the excessive use of force by law enforcement on people of color across the nation

Nov 21, 2014

NATIONAL LATINO LEADERS WELCOME PRESIDENT'S ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION ON IMMIGRATION

Leaders of NHLA Member Organizations Express Their Reaction to President's Action on Immigration

Nov 20, 2014

NATIONAL COALITION OF LATINO ORGANIZATIONS WELCOMES PRESIDENT’S ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION ON DEPORTATION RELIEF

NHLA welcomes President Obama’s announcement to grant affirmative relief from deportation to around five million undocumented immigrants.

Nov 13, 2014

RE: AFFORDABLE CARE ACRE (ACA) COMPLIANCE WITH THE NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION ACT (NVRA)

NHLA writes to President Obama regarding the National Voter Registration Act

Nov 13, 2014

NHLA ORGANIZATIONS GEARING UP TO INCREASE LATINO HEALTH INSURANCE ENROLLMENT

NHLA is preparing extensive outreach efforts to boost enrollment and re-enrollment of eligible Latinos during the upcoming open season of the Affordable Care Act's Health Insurance Marketplaces that open on November 15.

Nov 12, 2014

LATINO LEADERS URGE CONGRESS TO ACT DURING LAME-DUCK SESSION ON CONFIRMING NOMINEES AND ECONOMIC AND HEALTH PRIORITIES

As Congress starts its “lame-duck” session today, NHLA is urging Congress to include Latino priorities as it completes the work of the 113th Congress.

Nov 10, 2014

NATIONAL LATINO LEADERS CALL FOR CLOSURE OF FAMILY DETENTION CENTERS

NHLA is calling on the Obama Administration to close existing family detention centers, scrap plans for opening new ones, and implement alternatives to detention that have proven to be successful and more humane.

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