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Jan

NHLA leadership telephonic press conference

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NHLA leadership had a telephonic press conference on January 25, 2017.

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28
Apr

Hiring now: Policy and Communications Coordinator

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Policy and Communications Coordinator

About: The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, a coalition of the nation's 40 preeminent national Latino organizations, was established in 1991 to advance and raise public awareness around the major policy issues affecting the Latino community and the nation as a whole. We are looking to hire a proactive and professional Programs and Communications Coordinator in our Washington, D.C. office to support the coalition’s leadership and policy work.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

This individual will work closely with the NHLA Chair, Director of Gender Equity and Advocacy and Consultants to support the coalition’s work through the following duties:

Communications

  • Assist with communication/digital engagement to amplify all of NHLA’s priority issues through aggressive communications outreach, duties include print and digital media, online engagement through social media, draft and write press releases, talking points, op-eds, media advisories and bi-weekly newsletters; plan press conferences; oversee distribution of targeted e-blasts; monitor press coverage of NHLA members and issues featuring Latinos; create and implement social media and website outreach plan; actively work to expand national press coverage; monitor press coverage of NHLA, its coalition members and issues impacting the Latino community.
  • Be proactive in coordinating social media and use it as a tool to drive campaigns.  Develop NHLA’s social media calendar, write digital content, update website and create infographics for social media distribution on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other popular sites. Promote coalition member’s social media material and events. 
  • ​Develop strategies to assist the coalition’s member organizations in involving their networks in NHLA’s activities -- and support the independent work of NHLA’s member organizations.
  • Assist with content development and maintenance of the NHLA website.

Policy and Programs

  • Support the policy, advocacy and research needs related to the coalition’s policy committees and priority campaigns on immigration, economic empowerment, education, voting rights, health care and Latino representation in the public sector.
  • Support NHLA’s Latino Appointment Program and LatinasRepresent Initiative.
  • Organize and prepare for meetings and presentations across the nation with appointment program candidates, elected officials, Congress, federal agencies, non-profit organizations, and other stakeholders.
  • Assist in producing grant reports.

Other

  • Some travel required.
  • Additional duties, as assigned.

Knowledge, Education and Experience:

  • 3+ years of work experience and carry a blend of experience in communications and public policy.
  • A passion for advocating and communicating about the Latino community.
  • Professional communications or press experience, a background working with both print and electronic media, and a foundation in social media strategies are required.
  • A successful candidate will be an excellent writer, have a strong attention to detail, thrive at multitasking, flexible in working long-hours, and have impeccable judgment.  
  • Demonstrated higher-level effectiveness in creating and executing social media campaigns including but not limited to: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, Google+, blogs and websites.
  • Creative in using new media to communicate NHLA priorities, including experience producing infographics.
  • Self-starter who is able to self-manage, with input from other staff.
  • Excellent project management skills, demonstrated experience meeting deadlines and providing fast turn-around of quality products and working in a high-pressure environment.
  • Able to innovate and excel while working with wide ranging coalition partners, demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate and work well with internal and external staff at all levels.
  • Fluency in Spanish is a plus, though not required.
  • The candidate must be a great team player who is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.

 

How to Apply:  Looking to fill immediately.  The position will remain open until filled. Email coverletter and resume to info@nationalhispanicleadership.org with the subject line “NHLA Application: Your Name.”

NHLA is an equal opportunity employer.  This is a full-time position with health and travel benefits included.  Salary commensurate to experience.

 

 

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15
Dec

NHLA Women and Public Policy Intern

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Women and Public Policy Intern

About

The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, a coalition of the nation's 40 preeminent national Latino organizations, was established in 1991 to advance and raise public awareness around the major policy issues affecting the Latino community and the nation as a whole.We are looking for an enthusiastic intern in our Washington, D.C. office to support the coalition’s leadership and policy work.

The NHLA Women and Public Policy intern will have the opportunity to learn about a wide-array of policy issues that impact Latinas in the United States. The individual will also have the chance to meet with professionals who employ multi-faceted strategies to advance the rights and interests of Latinas in the U.S. This internship will also provide an individual with the chance to sharpen his/her skills in data analysis, research, writing, event planning and meeting management.

Responsibilities

  • Research, edit and, occasionally draft blogs for website
  • Conduct research relevant to Latinas in politics and policy issues that impact Latinas
  • Assist with social media related to stories, events and issues that impact Latinas
  • Prepare talking points for meetings, media interviews and other venues
  • Track news that is relevant to Latinas and issues that impact Latinas, including political leaders and political issues
  • Assist with data collection and documentation efforts
  • Help with follow-up with meeting and event participants
  • Search for data, facts, statistics and information for articles and research projects
  • Prepare summaries of news articles and other relevant information
  • Assist with the coordination of events, including arranging mailings, preparing information packets and assisting with on-site logistics
  • Assist with administrative tasks, such as maintaining contacts and files.
  • Attend NHLA meetings and events, as time permits.

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate or graduate student majoring or concentrating in Law, Government, Political

    Science, Public Policy, Gender or Women’s Studies, or a related area of study

  • Interest and track record in promoting gender equality and empowerment
    • Experience working in a professional environment
    • Solid writer, editor, and researcher
    • Strong organizational and communication skills
    • Excellent attention to detail and sound proofreader
    • Self-starter
    • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel
    • Skilled at online research
    • Proficient with social media, including but not limited to: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, Google+, blogs and websites
  • Team player

Reports to NHLA Chair and NHLA’s Director of Gender Equity and Advocacy

Candidates are considered on a rolling basis. Interns are provided with a stipend and transportation benefits

To apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references to monica@nationalhispanicleadership.org with the subject line “NHLA Women and Public Policy Intern: Your Name”

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15
Dec

NHLA Communications and Public Policy Internship Opportunity

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Communications and Public Policy Intern

About:  The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, a coalition of the nation's 40 preeminent national Latino organizations, was established in 1991 to advance and raise public awareness around the major policy issues affecting the Latino community and the nation as a whole.We are looking for an enthusiastic intern in our Washington, D.C. office to support the coalition’s leadership and policy work.

The Public Policy and Communications Intern will have a unique opportunity to learn all the facets of advocacy and policy making to advance the interest of Latinos in the United States. NHLA is dedicated to providing each intern with a meaningful experience focused on professional development. This opportunity will allow individuals to hone their analytical and communication skills while having latitude to contribute ideas to the team.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in policy, advocacy and research needs related to the coalition's priority campaigns on immigration, economic empowerment, education, voting rights and health care.
  • Perform research and attend policy briefings, as time permits.
  • Assist in managing communications/digital engagement, write content for external communications including press releases, blogs and newsletter articles.
  • Update NHLA’s website and social media including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn by crafting new and relevant content.
  • ​Carry out some administrative tasks supporting the coalition.
  • Organize meetings, presentations, and events with national leaders or elected officials

Qualifications:

  • The position is open to all current or recent college undergraduates and graduate students in Public Policy, Political Science, Communications, or a related area of study.
  • Passion for helping the Latino community and interest in emerging national policy issues.
  • Be flexible, organized and able to meet deadlines.
  • Attention to detail and strong communication skills, including written and verbal.
  • Self-starter and able to use sound judgment.
  • Familiarity with the latest social media platforms including but not limited to: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Google+, blogs and websites.

Reports to:

  • NHLA Chair and Director of Policy and Leadership Programs

Compensation/Benefits:

  • Provided with a stipend and transportation benefits

How to Apply: Candidates are considered on a rolling basis.

Email Coverletter and Resume toteresa@nationalhispanicleadership.orgwith the subject line “NHLA Internship: Your Name.”

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09
Dec

Professional Mentoring Event, December 22, 2015 by NAHFE

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Information about the event location (L'Enfant Plaza) is available here: 

http://nahfe-closing-ceremony.eventbrite.com  

                         NAHFE event December 2015

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09
Sep

Professional Development Event on Sept. 11, 2015 by NAHFE

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Professional Development Event

The National Association of Hispanic Federal Executives (NAHFE), in collaboration with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), invites you to a professional development event to be held on Friday, September 11, 2015. 

Join participants from NAHFE's Leadership Mentoring Program for an informative event in Washington, DC. All are welcome and the event is free!

Date: Friday, September 11, 2015

Time: 8:30 AM (Registration)  9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (Event)

Location: NTSB Conference Center, 429 L’Enfant Plaza, S.W., Washington, DC

Main Program (full agenda and workshop description attached):

  • Successful Mentoring - Presented by Brenda DePuy, Brenda DePuy HR Associates, Inc.
  • Proactive Approach to Becoming an Effective Leader - Presented by Cheryl Abram, Office of Personnel Management, SES Performance Management Leadership & Executive Development

RSVP: Send email to Dr. Lisandra Garay ( lisandra.garay@nahfe.org )

Directions: http://www.ntsb.gov/news/ConferenceCenter/Pages/default.aspx. This location is Metro accessible (L’Enfant Plaza Station)

For questions or special accommodations: Dr. Lisandra Garay (lisandra.garay@nahfe.org) or  Al Gallegos (president@nahfe.org)


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01
Sep

NHLA and CHCI-AA Hosts Latino Appointment Program Networking Reception

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The NHLA and CHCI partnered to host a professional development event for Latinos interested in pursuing political appointments. The White House Presidential Personnel Office and current Latino political appointees joined us to explain the various opportunities available and share advice on how to be the best candidate for an appointment.

Our guest speakers serve in the following departments:

U.S. Department of Agriculture

U.S. Department of Energy

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

U.S. Department of Labor

U.S. Department of Interior

U.S. Small Business Administration

Learn more about NHLA's Latino Appointments Program at LatinoAppointments.org.

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06
Jul

NHLA Member League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) hosts its 86th National Convention and Exposition

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 NHLA Member League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) hosts its 86th National Convention and Exposition. 

NHLA will be presenting a panel on Líderes Latin@s: Promoting Latinos and Latinas in Public Service during LULAC’s National Conference on Thursday, July 9th in Salt Lake City.

The topic of the panel is to discuss Latino political appointments and the underrepresentation of Latinas in elected office. Monica Ramirez, NHLA Women and Public Policy Fellow, will moderate the panel consisting of: Teresa Acuña, Director of Policy and Leadership Programs at NHLA; Nadia Fajood, Senior Manager for Strategic Initiatives at Political Parity; and Representative Angela Romero of the Utah State Legislature.

The event will take place at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah on July 9th from 3:30pm to 4:45pm. 

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29
Jun

PRESS RELEASE: NHLA APPLAUDS NBCUNIVERSAL’S DECISION TO FIRE DONALD TRUMP AFTER INCENDIARY IMMIGRANT COMMENTS

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JUNE 29, 2015

NHLA APPLAUDS NBCUNIVERSAL’S DECISION TO FIRE DONALD TRUMP AFTER INCENDIARY IMMIGRANT COMMENTS
NBCU Will Terminate Relationship with Trump Following NHLA’s Recommendation

Washington, D.C. - The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), a coalition of 39 of the nation's preeminent Latino advocacy organizations, released the following statement applauding NBCUniversal (NBCU) for responding to NHLA’s request to end its business relationship with the annual Miss USA and Miss Universe Pageants. These programs were part of a joint venture between NBCU and Donald Trump. As of today, NBCU will no longer air the pageants and has announced they are cutting off financial ties to Trump.

“Our community and its allies have made it unequivocally clear that calling Mexican immigrants incendiary and racist remarks is unacceptable. The country's 54 million Latinos are not going to tolerate hate speech from anyone, regardless of whether they are a reality television star or a presidential contender. We have put Donald Trump on notice. If he continues to spew poisonous hate speech about Mexican immigrants and by extension, the entire Latino community, there will be consequences,” said Hector Sanchez, Chair of NHLA and Executive Director of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement. “I thank NBCU and Univision networks for standing with Hispanic families and making it clear that they also believe in a diverse and inclusive nation free from hate speech. NHLA now looks to the Republican National Committee, Republican presidential contenders, and other Republican congressional and state leaders asking them to also stand with our community and publicly denounce Trump's hateful comments.”

Felix Sanchez Chairman and Co-founder, National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, stated, "Last week we confronted hate and the Confederate flag, hate and marriage equality, and today, we confronted hate and the defamation of 54 million U.S. Latinos. Latinos in social media created a groundswell of activism in response to Trump’s bigoted comments. When the media, elected officials, and presidential candidates of both parties failed to respond to Trump, the Latino community galvanized itself online to create their own strong and unequivocal voice."

"Bravo," applauded Alex Nogales, President and CEO, National Hispanic Media Coalition. "It is good to have media partners with a conscience who understand that doing business with people like Trump is not only unconscionable, but also harms relationships with the Latino community and other fair-minded non-Latinos."

Trump, a contender for the Republican presidential nomination, issued inflammatory comments regarding Mexican immigrants as part of his presidential bid announcement. NBCU’s announcements follow that of the entertainment division of Univision Communications, which announced last week that it would no longer air the Miss U.S.A. pageant and terminated its financial ties to Trump. The announcement from NBCU comes after numerous Latino leaders weighed in and more than 200,000 Americans signed a petition imploring the network to cut its ties with Trump.

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Established in 1991, the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) brings together Hispanic leaders to establish policy priorities that address, and raise public awareness of, the major issues affecting the Latino community and the nation as a whole. For more information, please visit www.nationalhispanicleadership.org and follow @NHLAgenda.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
| Teresa Acuña | teresa@nationalhispanicleadership.org | (202) 508-6917 |
| Brenda Arredondo | barredondo@rabengroup.com | (202) 587-4945 |

American GI Forum | ASPIRA Association, Inc. | Avance | Casa de Esperanza | Cuban American National Council | Farmworker Justice | Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities | Hispanic Federation | Hispanic National Bar Association | Inter-University Program for Latino Research | Labor Council for Latin American Advancement | Latino Justice PRLDEF | League of United Latin American Citizens | MANA, A National Latina Organization | Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund | National Alliance of Latin American & Caribbean Communities | NALEO Educational Fund | National Association of Hispanic Federal Executives | National Association of Hispanic Publications | National Association of Latino Independent Producers | National Conference of Puerto Rican Women, Inc. | National Council of La Raza | National Hispana Leadership Institute | National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators | National Hispanic Council on Aging | National Hispanic Environmental Council | National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts | National Hispanic Media Coalition | National Hispanic Medical Association | National Institute for Latino Policy | National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health | National Puerto Rican Coalition, Inc. | Presente.org | SER – Jobs for Progress National, Inc. | Southwest Voter Registration Education Project | United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce | United States Hispanic Leadership Institute | United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce | U.S.-Mexico Foundation

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29
Jun

NHLA Member Felix Sanchez, Chairman of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, interview on CNN urging NBC to dump Trump

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CNN interview with Felix Sanchez. Chairman of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts calls out Donald Trump for his remarks against Mexican immigrants.

Catch the interview here.

 

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22
Jun

We have great news to share!

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NHLA REELECTS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, PRESENTS BOLD TW0-YEAR VISION AND STRATEGY ON LATINO PRIORITIES
 
 
 
The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), a 39-member coalition of national organizations representing the interests of the nation’s 54 million Latinos, is proud to announce the reelection of its Executive Committee:
 
·     Hector E. Sanchez, Chair, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement
·     Thomas A. Saenz, Vice Chair, Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund
·     Jessica Gonzalez, Secretary, National Hispanic Media Coalition
·     Brent Wilkes, Treasurer, League of United Latin American Citizens
·     Al Zapanta, At-Large Representative, United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce
·     Yanira Cruz, At-Large Representative, National Hispanic Council on Aging
·     Dr. Juan Andrade, At-Large Representative, United States Hispanic Leadership Institute
 
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During the past decade, the Latino community grew an astounding 49% compared to the rest of the nation’s 6%, putting the Latino community at the forefront of the country’s electoral process and public discourse. In the next two years, NHLA will:
  1. Launch a full-scale effort to engage presidential candidates from both political parties on Latino priorities
  2. Unveil the 2016 Hispanic Policy Agenda at the DNC and RNC conventions
  3. Issue a scorecard for the 114th Congress that reflect these Latino priorities
  4. Continue its “Latinos United” campaigns, vigorously advocating on public policy issues including: Educational OpportunityFair EconomyHealthcareImmigration Reform, and Voting Rights
  5. Continue promoting greater diversity in public service by addressing the underrepresentation of Latinos in the Federal Government, in Presidential and State Appointments, and in elected office via LatinasRepresent
  6. Undertake a project to analyze Latino paths to power, understand what Latino power looks like in the future and develop a framework to meet our goal of increasing Latino influence.
 
Exec Committee
 
"As we look forward to 2016, when the Latino vote once again promises to prove decisive in the electoral outcome, the work of NHLA in informing and representing the Latino community nationwide is increasingly critical," stated Thomas A. Saenz. "I am honored to serve as NHLA Vice Chair in these pivotal times."
 
"I look forward to serving another term with my partners in NHLA, to lift the voices and advance the well-being of Latinos across the country," said Jessica Gonzalez, Secretary of NHLA.
 
Upcoming NHLA Member Events
 
Jun 13-14
LCLAA Regional Conference, Miami, FL
Jun 16      
Latino Justice PRLDEF- Latina Trailblazers Awards, New York City, NY
Jun 17-19
NALEO 32th Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV
Jun 25-26
National Association of Latino Independent Producers-Media Summit, West Hollywood, CA
Jul 7-11
LULAC 2015 National Convention, Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 11-14
2015 NCLR Annual Conference, Kansas City, MO
 
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10
Jun

Noticias: Hector Sanchez, de un farmacia de Mexico hasta el liderazgo latino de EEUU

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Héctor Sánchez, de una farmacia de México hasta el liderazgo latino de EEUU


Washington, 10 jun (EFEUSA).- Cuando todavía no alcanzaba al mostrador de la pequeña farmacia de su padre, Héctor Sánchez descubrió el valor del trabajo y, ahora, recién reelegido presidente de la Asociación Nacional de Liderazgo Hispano (NHLA) promete hacer de las prioridades latinas un tema de importancia nacional.

Héctor Sánchez, de una farmacia de México hasta el liderazgo latino de EEUU

El recién reelegido presidente de la Asociación Nacional de Liderazgo Hispano (NHLA), Héctor Sánchez, detalló a Efe cuales eran los principales objetivos de esta coalición de 39 organizaciones latinas con la vista puesta en las elecciones presidenciales de 2016. EFE

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Washington, 10 jun (EFEUSA).- Cuando todavía no alcanzaba al mostrador de la pequeña farmacia de su padre, Héctor Sánchez descubrió el valor del trabajo y, ahora, recién reelegido presidente de la Asociación Nacional de Liderazgo Hispano (NHLA) promete hacer de las prioridades latinas un tema de importancia nacional.


Nacido en Celaya (México), Sánchez se define como un inmigrante mexicano que representa a dos de las organizaciones más influyentes del país: el Consejo Laboral para el Avance del Trabajador Latinoamericano (LCLAA) y la NHLA, coalición de 39 grupos latinos para la que fue, este mes, reelegido como presidente por unanimidad.

En una entrevista con Efe, Sánchez destacó que su principal objetivo para estos dos próximos años al frente del NHLA es conseguir una representación justa de la comunidad latina en las mesas más importantes de poder, como el Congreso o el Gobierno federal.

Con la vista puesta en los cambios que puedan provocar las elecciones presidenciales de 2016, Sánchez advierte a los posibles candidatos republicanos y demócratas de la importancia del voto latino y del poder de su asociación, en la que se integran organizaciones muy activas en el registro y educación de votantes.

“El poder y el crecimiento de la comunidad latina en el país es clave. Es clave para la realidad de hoy y es clave para el futuro del país”, subrayó Sánchez, cuya organización publicará en tres semanas una guía para explicar cómo cada uno de los aspirantes a la Casa Blanca responde a las necesidades latinas.

Entre las prioridades de la agenda hispana, la inmigración es un tema central y, por ello, Sánchez aconsejó a los republicanos “alejarse del extremismo antiinmigrante, porque va a destruir a su partido y les va a impedir ganar cualquier elección presidencial”.

“Este país -ahondó- es adicto a la mano de obra barata y luego quiere expulsar a estos trabajadores cuando ya no les necesita. No se les respetan sus derechos laborales, civiles y humanos.

“Creo -prosiguió- que es un análisis muy hipócrita como nación no respetar y no conceder derechos a esta comunidad indocumentada cuando gran parte de la economía depende de ellos”.

Para conseguir cambios, la coalición de organizaciones latinas seguirá impulsando durante los próximos dos años campañas concretas sobre inmigración, educación, derechos civiles o salud y, además, se sumergirá en un análisis para definir qué poder quieren conseguir para la comunidad latina en el futuro.

“Ahora mismo nos encontramos mal representados en algunos esquemas centrales de poder. Queremos proponer una estrategia para 2050, de forma que si somos el 30% de la población, tengamos la misma proporción de senadores, congresistas o dirigentes de empresas”, detalló el presidente de NHLA.

El escenario de estas conversaciones a alto nivel sobre las prioridades de la comunidad latina será la Convención Nacional Demócrata y la Convención Nacional Republicana, donde los delegados de cada partido escogen a los candidatos para las elecciones y en donde la NHLA presentará su programa de prioridades.

Desde su despacho en Washington, donde cuelgan decenas de lemas por los derechos migratorios y laborales, Sánchez pone de relieve la identidad de Estados Unidos como “país de inmigrantes”, estructurado en torno al deseo de luchar por los sueños y vencer a las adversidades desde la unidad.

Con ese mismo espíritu, Sánchez decidió emigrar desde México a EEUU para estudiar Ciencias Políticas en la Universidad de El Paso (Texas), donde enfrentó grandes desafíos, como el idioma, y se preparó para las grandes batallas que vendrían en el ámbito personal y profesional.


“Me gustaría ver en el futuro -subraya- cómo esta gran unidad de 39 organizaciones crea un espacio de lucha, donde cualquier elemento que venga en contra de la comunidad latina, no solo se enfrenta a ciertas asociaciones, sino que se enfrenta a una coalición unida que dice ya basta”.

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10
Jun

Héctor Sánchez, de una farmacia de México hasta el liderazgo latino de EEUU

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Héctor Sánchez, de una farmacia de México hasta el liderazgo latino de EEUU

- 21:30 - 10/06/2015

Washington, 10 jun (EFEUSA).- Cuando todavía no alcanzaba al mostrador de la pequeña farmacia de su padre, Héctor Sánchez descubrió el valor del trabajo y, ahora, recién reelegido presidente de la Asociación Nacional de Liderazgo Hispano (NHLA) promete hacer de las prioridades latinas un tema de importancia nacional.

Nacido en Celaya (México), Sánchez se define como un inmigrante mexicano que representa a dos de las organizaciones más influyentes del país: el Consejo Laboral para el Avance del Trabajador Latinoamericano (LCLAA) y la NHLA, coalición de 39 grupos latinos para la que fue, este mes, reelegido como presidente por unanimidad.

En una entrevista con Efe, Sánchez destacó que su principal objetivo para estos dos próximos años al frente del NHLA es conseguir una representación justa de la comunidad latina en las mesas más importantes de poder, como el Congreso o el Gobierno federal.

Con la vista puesta en los cambios que puedan provocar las elecciones presidenciales de 2016, Sánchez advierte a los posibles candidatos republicanos y demócratas de la importancia del voto latino y del poder de su asociación, en la que se integran organizaciones muy activas en el registro y educación de votantes.

"El poder y el crecimiento de la comunidad latina en el país es clave. Es clave para la realidad de hoy y es clave para el futuro del país", subrayó Sánchez, cuya organización publicará en tres semanas una guía para explicar cómo cada uno de los aspirantes a la Casa Blanca responde a las necesidades latinas.

Entre las prioridades de la agenda hispana, la inmigración es un tema central y, por ello, Sánchez aconsejó a los republicanos "alejarse del extremismo antiinmigrante, porque va a destruir a su partido y les va a impedir ganar cualquier elección presidencial".
"Este país -ahondó- es adicto a la mano de obra barata y luego quiere expulsar a estos trabajadores cuando ya no les necesita. No se les respetan sus derechos laborales, civiles y humanos.

"Creo -prosiguió- que es un análisis muy hipócrita como nación no respetar y no conceder derechos a esta comunidad indocumentada cuando gran parte de la economía depende de ellos".

Para conseguir cambios, la coalición de organizaciones latinas seguirá impulsando durante los próximos dos años campañas concretas sobre inmigración, educación, derechos civiles o salud y, además, se sumergirá en un análisis para definir qué poder quieren conseguir para la comunidad latina en el futuro.

"Ahora mismo nos encontramos mal representados en algunos esquemas centrales de poder. Queremos proponer una estrategia para 2050, de forma que si somos el 30% de la población, tengamos la misma proporción de senadores, congresistas o dirigentes de empresas", detalló el presidente de NHLA.

El escenario de estas conversaciones a alto nivel sobre las prioridades de la comunidad latina será la Convención Nacional Demócrata y la Convención Nacional Republicana, donde los delegados de cada partido escogen a los candidatos para las elecciones y en donde la NHLA presentará su programa de prioridades.

Desde su despacho en Washington, donde cuelgan decenas de lemas por los derechos migratorios y laborales, Sánchez pone de relieve la identidad de Estados Unidos como "país de inmigrantes", estructurado en torno al deseo de luchar por los sueños y vencer a las adversidades desde la unidad.

Con ese mismo espíritu, Sánchez decidió emigrar desde México a EEUU para estudiar Ciencias Políticas en la Universidad de El Paso (Texas), donde enfrentó grandes desafíos, como el idioma, y se preparó para las grandes batallas que vendrían en el ámbito personal y profesional.

"Me gustaría ver en el futuro -subraya- cómo esta gran unidad de 39 organizaciones crea un espacio de lucha, donde cualquier elemento que venga en contra de la comunidad latina, no solo se enfrenta a ciertas asociaciones, sino que se enfrenta a una coalición unida que dice ya basta".


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Jun

Civil Rights Rally to Restore the Voting rights act! 6/25/15-Roanoke, VA

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Join NHLA in advocating to restore the Voting Rights Act!

June 25,2015 | Elmwood Park, Roanoke, VA | Pre-Program at Noon

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03
Jun

Join LatinasRepresent in Miami June 13-14, 2015

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Discussion | Network | Resume Drop

 -Promoting Latinas in Public Service, Reception, and Resume Drop-
Saturday, June 13, 2015 | Hilton Miami Airport Hotel 5101 Blue Lagoon Dr, Miami, FL
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT DISCUSSION | 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
LATINAS IN LEADERSHIP DISCUSSION with Special Guest Mavel Ruiz |3 PM - 4:30 PM

-Evening Reception-
Saturday, June 13, 2015 | 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Miami Center for Architecture & Design 100 NE 1st Avenue, Miami, FL

-Feria de la Comunidad & Resume Drop-
Sunday, June 14, 2015 | 1 PM - 5 PM | Miami-Dade College Wolfson Campus Chapman Auditorium 300 NE 3nd Avenue, Miami, FL

Join our discussion on how to increase civic participation and how our community can help inspire Latinas to pursue public service. Also, please stop by our feria de la comunidad to learn more about state and federal appointments and bring your resume to submit to NHLA's Latino Appointment Program. See attached invitation for more details.


Please RSVP here and help spread the word on social media.

 

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Apr

Hispanos no denuncian violencia doméstica

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Las denuncias no hacen, en su mayoría, por temor a una posible deportación debido a su estatus migratorio.

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