The 113th Congress ended its first session in 2013 without passage of comprehensive immigration reform, the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), funding for unemployment insurance benefits, and without moving critical nutrition legislation funding food programs. These are just some of the many outstanding issues that Congress will need to face in 2014. With little over 100 days in the Congressional calendar for the second session of the 113th Congress, LULAC will continue to identify impact points to advance critical immigration, education, health, and civil rights policy of importance to the Latino community. Join LULAC National President Margaret Moran as she speaks about how to move LULAC’s agenda forward and what’s in store for 2014.
LULAC: Championing Coverage and Addressing Health Disparities-
In 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that LULAC joined a growing list of advocacy organizations as a recognized national Champion for Coverage. As a Champion, LULAC has leveraged the support of private and public sector partners to host public health festivals across key states, to bring health screenings to thousands of people and also worked to provide the community with the most up-to-date information on the Affordable Care Act, the open enrollment process, and the health marketplaces. This advocacy is critical, as large numbers of Latinos continue to be uninsured and lack access to health services even as they suffer from higher rates of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and other conditions. Join HHS officials, as well as other public and private advocates working on health care issues as they outline the work being done to sign-up Latinos for health insurance, expand access to high quality and affordable nutritious meals, discuss the ongoing obstacles facing Latinos looking for health care coverage, and share insights on the health and nutrition issues of most concern to the Latino community.