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Apr 18, 2018

HF Statement on Today’s Island-wide Blackout in Puerto Rico

Hispanic Federation’s President José Calderón has released the following statement regarding today’s island-wide blackout in Puerto Rico.
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Mar 27, 2018

Hispanic Federation Denounces Addition of Citizenship Question to the 2020 Census

Hispanic Federation has released the following statement regarding the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census.
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Feb 8, 2018

HF Statement on the Senate Budget Deal

Hispanic Federation President José Calderón issued the following statement regarding the Senate budget agreement reached yesterday.
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Jan 31, 2018

HF Reaction to President Trump’s Puerto Rico Reference in SOTU

Hispanic Federation President José Calderón issued the following statement reacting to President Trump’s Puerto Rico reference in his State of the Union.
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Jan 25, 2018

HF Statement on the White House Immigration Plan

Hispanic Federation President José Calderón issued the following statement regarding the White House Immigration Plan.
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Jan 8, 2018

HF Statement on Trump Administration's Decision to End TPS for Salvadorans

Hispanic Federation President José Calderón issued the following statement regarding President Trump's decision today to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Salvadorans living in the United States.
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Jan 7, 2018

Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez, and HF Announce $2 million Fund to Strengthen Puerto Rico’s Federally Qualified Health Centers

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez, in partnership with the Hispanic Federation and in conjunction with RCHN Community Health Foundation, today announced the launch of the Puerto Rico Federally Qualified Health Centers Disaster Recovery Fund, to help strengthen and expand the work of Puerto Rico’s Federally Qualified Health Centers in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
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Jan 5, 2018

HF, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Family Distribute Toys for Three Kings Day in Puerto Rico and Mainland

At more than 40 community events across Puerto Rico, children who have been affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria are celebrating Three Kings Day this year with more than 36,000 toys purchased and donated by Toys“R”Us® customers. Displaced Puerto Ricans in the mainland U.S. will also be excited to unwrap an additional 3,000 donated toys at Three Kings Day events in select cities across the country.
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Dec 27, 2017

HF Statement on Governor Cuomo’s Immigration Pardons

Earlier today, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo issued pardons to 18 individuals who are facing deportations or other immigration-related challenges, in addition to granting clemency to an additional 43 individuals. Hispanic Federation’s President José Calderón issued the following statement.
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Dec 22, 2017

Congress Continues to Fail Puerto Rico

In response to the emergency disaster supplemental package passed by the House of Representatives yesterday evening, the Hispanic Federation’s President José Calderón issued the following statement.
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Dec 21, 2017

Congress Has Failed Us!

In response to the GOP Tax Bill and the passage of a congressional stopgap spending bill that did not include a Dream Act bill or appropriate funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, Hispanic Federation’s President Jose Calderon issued the following statement.
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Dec 12, 2017

Hamilton Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, Toys“R”Us®, Telemundo, HF, and R.Evolución Latina Spearhead Toys 4 Puerto Rico Drive

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Toys“R”Us®, Telemundo, Hispanic Federation, and R.Evolución Latina are partnering to bring toys and smiles to the thousands of children affected by Hurricane Maria this Three Kings Day with the launch of Toys 4 Puerto Rico. The toy drive aims to send 10,000 toys to children throughout the island and begins today online at Toysrus.com/Toys4PuertoRico, with donations accepted until Tuesday, January 2.
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Dec 4, 2017

HF Statement on the Tax Reform Legislation

Hispanic Federation’s President José Calderón issued the following statement regarding the Tax Reform Legislation.
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Dec 1, 2017

Hispanic Federation and Ford Motor Company Fund Partner for Seventh Year to Provide Hunger Relief in New York

Hispanic Federation and Ford Motor Company Fund today launched their seventh annual partnership to provide meals to families in need through Hispanic Federation’s Lucha Contra El Hambre hunger relief initiative.
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Nov 30, 2017

HF Statement on Senator Sanders’ Puerto Rico Bill

Hispanic Federation's President José Calderón issued the following statement regarding Senator Bernie Sanders' Just Rebuild for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands Act of 2017.
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Nov 7, 2017

HF Launches $2.5 Million Amanece / Road to Recovery Fund to Power Long Term Puerto Rico Recovery Efforts

Award-winning actor, composer and lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda, in conjunction with the Hispanic Federation, today announced that the organization is taking applications for a $2.5 million fund to seed innovative nonprofit projects that aim to build a stronger and more resilient Puerto Rico from island-based groups. The first seven grant recipients include: Beta Local, Centro de Microempresas y Tecnologías Agrícolas de Yauco (CMTAS), Centros Sor Isolina Ferre (CSIF), The ENLACE Caño Martin Peña Project, Para la Naturaleza, Programa de Educación Comunal de Entrega y Servicio, Inc. (PECES), and Protectores de Cuencas Inc.
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Oct 27, 2017

HF Sends Largest Aid Package Received by the Municipality of San Juan, Puerto Rico

Hispanic Federation sent two cargo planes – one on October 24 and one on October 25 – that brought 220,000 pounds of essential goods including water, canned goods, baby food and other essential supplies to the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in Puerto Rico’s capital after receiving a direct request from the Mayor of San Juan Carmen Yulín Cruz last week. This is the largest donation given to the Mayor and the Coliseum since Hurricane Maria struck. Hispanic Federation’s President José Calderón and Senior Vice President Frankie Miranda traveled to San Juan to personally deliver the aid and discuss additional needs with the mayor.
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Oct 23, 2017

AFT, Operation Blessing International, AFSCME, Hispanic Federation Launch Operation Agua to Provide Safe Water to Puerto Rico Families

Responding to the water crisis in Puerto Rico, the AFT; Operation Blessing International; the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees; and the Hispanic Federation launched Operation Agua to crowdsource contributions and provide a reliable source of safe drinking water to families across Puerto Rico.
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Oct 17, 2017

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and HF Relief Effort, Announce Grant to Beta-Local’s El Serrucho: Hurricane Maria Emergency Relief Fund

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and Lin-Manuel Miranda through The Hispanic Federation Relief Effort today announced emergency grants totaling $300,000 to aid the artists and cultural workers of Puerto Rico
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Oct 17, 2017

HF Raises $14 Million for Puerto Rico Relief and Recovery Efforts

Hispanic Federation has raised $14 million in just 24 days through the Unidos Disaster Relief & Recovery Program, which was established after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico on September 20.

Facing the worst natural disaster in Puerto Rico’s history, people of different backgrounds and from different places have come together as one to provide a helping hand. As of October 14, donations have been received from more than 100,000 people from all 50 states, every US territory, and from 23 countries around the world. The average donation is $103.
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