NHLA Press Releases

See NHLA's latest press releases below.

May 15, 2014

LATINO COALITION URGES NOMINATION OF SAN ANTONIO MAYOR JULIÁN CASTRO TO LEAD THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

National Hispanic Leadership Agenda urges President Obama to name San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro as next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development

May 15, 2014

LATINO LEADERS PRAISE NOMINATION OF VICTOR MENDEZ AS DEPUTY SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION

Leaders Urge U.S. Senators to Confirm Mendez, who has Served in Obama Administration Since 2009 and Held “Acting Deputy Secretary” Status Since December 2013

May 15, 2014

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda Sign Landmark Agreement

The Nation’s Largest National Latino Coalition and Secretary Tom Vilsack Sign Agreement that will Open Doors Of Opportunity for Latinos in Policy, Programs, Personnel and More at the U.S. Department of Agriculture

May 6, 2014

Latino Leaders Release Report Condemning Unprecedented Deportation Rate, Highlighting Devastating Impact on Latino Families and Communities

The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), a coalition of 37 of the nation’s preeminent Latino organizations, today released a report, "Detention, Deportation, and Devastation: The Disproportionate Effect of Deportations on the Latino Community," in conjunction with the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) and the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON).

Apr 18, 2014

LATINO LEADERS CONGRATULATE ALEJANDRA CASTILLO, NEWLY APPOINTED NATIONAL DIRECTOR OF THE MINORITY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda proudly congratulates Alejandra Castillo, who was named by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker as the new Director of the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA). The Dominican-American appointee will become the first Latina and second woman to head MBDA in its 45 year history.

Apr 18, 2014

LATINO LEADERS PRAISE NOMINATION OF VICTOR MENDEZ AS DEPUTY SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION

The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), the coalition of 37 preeminent national Latino organizations, congratulates Victor M. Mendez who President Obama nominated as Deputy Secretary of the United States Department of Transportation (DOT). Mendez has served in the Obama Administration as Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration at the Department of Transportation since 2009 and was designated the Acting Deputy Secretary of Transportation in December 2013.

Apr 8, 2014

LATINO LEADERS: RYAN BUDGET WOULD SET HISPANIC COMMUNITY BACK, STIFLE RECOVERY

The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda warned that the budget proposed by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, with nearly $5 Trillion in cuts, would disproportionately impact Hispanic families already hit hard by previous austerity plans.

Apr 8, 2014

Latino Leaders Urge House to Follow Senate's Lead, Pass Unemployment Insurance Extension

National Hispanic Leadership Agenda Welcomes Senate Vote; Unemployment Votes May Be Included In Congressional Scorecard

Mar 28, 2014

LATINO LEADERS PRAISE UNANIMOUS SENATE VOTE CONFIRMING MARIA CONTRERAS-SWEET AS SBA’S NEW LEADER

Latina business and community leader is now the second Latino in President's Cabinet and highest-ranking Latina in the Administration

Mar 24, 2014

NHLA AND POLITICAL PARITY KICK OFF INITIATIVE ON CAPITOL HILL TO RECRUIT MORE LATINAS TO PUBLIC OFFICE

Political and civic leaders from around the country gathered today for the Washington, D.C. launch of LatinasRepresent and the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda’s (NHLA) Latina Task Force.

Mar 5, 2014

LATINO LEADERS PRAISE UNANIMOUS COMMITTEE SUPPORT FOR MARIA CONTRERAS-SWEET AS SBA ADMINISTRATOR

The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) today praised Senators on the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee for unanimously supporting the nomination of Maria Contreras-Sweet as Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator. The next step toward confirmation is a full vote of the United States Senate and NHLA urges Senators to move swiftly in scheduling a floor vote.

Mar 5, 2014

LATINO LEADERS SEND LETTERS TO U.S. SENATE IN SUPPORT OF LATINO NOMINEES FOR HUD AND SBA

The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) sent letters to United States Senators on behalf of two highly qualified nominees: Maria Contreras-Sweet to be Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA) and, Mr. Gustavo Velasquez to be an Assistant Secretary of the United States Department on Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Feb 25, 2014

With Affordable Care Act Enrollment Deadlines Approaching, NHLA Boosts Outreach

NHLA has multiple events planned during the Latino Enrollment Week of Action, as part of their continued efforts to ensure as many eligible Latinos as possible enroll in health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act's Health Insurance Marketplace.

Feb 12, 2014

LATINO LEADERS SEND LETTER TO SENATE SMALL BUSINESS COMMITTEE URGING SUPPORT FOR MARIA CONTRERAS-SWEET, NOMINEE TO HEAD SBA

NHLA urges swift Senate confirmation of Latina business and community leader who would be second Latino in President's Cabinet and highest-ranking Latina in the Administration.

Feb 12, 2014

LATINO LEADERS URGE “NO” VOTE ON AYOTTE AMENDMENT

NHLA sent a letter to Senators urging them to vote against an amendment being offered by Senator Kelly Ayotte to the military pensions legislation (S. 1963) that would deny the Child Tax Credit to eligible low-income working families for children with an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number.

Feb 5, 2014

NHLA CHAIR CALLS ON CONGRESS TO FIX FOODSTAMP CUTS THAT WILL HIT VULNERABLE FAMILIES

The Chairman of the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), a coalition of 37 of the nation’s preeminent Latino organizations, issued the following statement regarding the House-Senate compromise version of the Farm Bill (HR 2642) and its SNAP provisions.

Jan 29, 2014

NHLA: PRESIDENT'S STATE OF THE UNION PRIORITIES WILL EXPAND OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL HISPANIC FAMILIES

Hector Sanchez, Chair of the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), issued the following statement in response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. Last week NHLA, a coalition of 36 preeminent national Latino organizations in the country, sent a letter to the President urging him to focus on seven priorities in the address: immigration, the economy and budget, education, health, Latino inclusion in the federal government, voting rights, and support for Latino Veterans. Full text of the letter can be found here.

Jan 24, 2014

LATINO LEADERS ISSUE POLICY PRIORITIES FOR STATE OF THE UNION SPEECH

Today the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, a coalition of 36 preeminent national Latino organizations in the country, sent a letter to President Barack Obama respectfully urging the President to mention seven key issues in his State of the Union address next week.

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