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Latino Advocacy Leaders To Hold Congress Accountable for Inaction on Immigration Reform
Groups Update Civic Engagement Campaign
WASHINGTON, DC – One year ago, after the Latino community delivered a historic 12.5 million Latino voters to the polls, prominent Latino advocacy leaders called on Congress to pass commonsense immigration reform backed by voters, and announced their collaboration on a campaign that would rate President Obama and Congress’ handling of the issue.
In keeping with their pledge, Latino organizations representing civil rights, community and labor will report back to the community on Tuesday and announce the next steps in the campaign to hold the Congress and the Administration accountable.
Along with continuing their core civic engagement campaigns, organizations will issue in 2014 report cards that will inform the Latino voters on how aggressively Congress and the administration championed commonsense immigration reform and policies that reflect our national values.
Hispanic Federation: Jose Calderón, President
Labor Council for Latin American Advancement: Hector Sanchez, Executive Director
League of United Latin American Citizens: Brent A. Wilkes, National Executive Director
Mi Familia Vota: Ben Monterroso, National Executive Director
NALEO Educational Fund: Max Sevillia, Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs
National Council of La Raza: Clarissa Martínez-De-Castro, Director, Civic Engagement & Immigration
Voto Latino: Maria Teresa Kumar, CEO/President