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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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Oct 12, 2017

HF Statement on President Trump’s Threats to Abandon Puerto Rico Recovery Efforts

HF statement on President Trump’s threats to abandon Puerto Rico recovery efforts.
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Oct 9, 2017

HF Statement on Trump’s List of Immigration Measures for DACA Relief

José Calederón, President of Hispanic Federation, issued the following statement regarding the list of immigration measures that President Trump is demanding in exchange for helping DACA participants:
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Oct 6, 2017

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Artist for Puerto Rico Unveil “Almost Like Praying”

All-star single written and recorded to benefit hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico with all proceeds benefiting the Hispanic Federation’s Unidos Disaster Relief Fund.
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Oct 3, 2017

Immigrant Rights Organizations Unite on Capitol Hill to Advocate for Communities of Color, Common Goals & Legislative Priorities

Hispanic Federation, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), and the Immigrants: We Get The Job Done Coalition today hosted a policy luncheon bringing together over 300 advocates representing over 50 advocacy organizations.
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Oct 1, 2017

HF Statement on Trump’s Response to the Humanitarian Crisis in Puerto Rico

José Calderón, President of Hispanic Federation, issued the following statement regarding Trump’s response to the recovery and relief efforts in Puerto Rico: “President Trump continues to reach new lows. As Puerto Ricans of every political persuasion have united to rebuild their devastated island, the President has taken aim at San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz for asking the federal relief efforts to move more quickly and efficiently."
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Sep 26, 2017

Hispanic Federation's Statement on Trump's Third Travel Ban

José Calderón, President of Hispanic Federation, issued a statement regarding President Donald Trump’s third attempt to restrict travel to the United States from certain countries..
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Sep 21, 2017

"Unidos": A Hurricane Relief Fund for Hurricane Maria Victims in Puerto Rico

HF and Coalition of Community Organizations & Elected Officials Launch “Unidos”: A Hurricane Relief Fund for Hurricane Maria Victims in Puerto Rico A coalition of New York City civic leaders including Mayor Bill DeBlasio, U.S. Congress Members Nydia Velázquez and Adriano Espaillat, and New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito have joined the Hispanic Federation and its partnering community based organizations to launch “Unidos” (United), a hurricane relief fund to help those impacted by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.
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Sep 5, 2017

Hispanic Federation Statement On President Donald Trump's Decision to Revoke DACA

Hispanic Federation President José Calderón issued the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s decision to revoke the DACA program...
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Aug 30, 2017

HF VP of External Affairs

Hispanic Federation President José Calderón announced today that Mónica Tavares has joined the organization as its new Vice President of External Affairs
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Aug 30, 2017

Hispanic Federation Statement on the March to #DefendDACA

Hispanic Federation President José Calderón has issued the following statement on today’s March to #DefendDACA.
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Aug 30, 2017

Hispanic Federation Welcomes Mónica Tavares as Vice President of External Affairs

Hispanic Federation President José Calderón announced today that Mónica Tavares has joined the organization as its new Vice President of External Affairs.
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Aug 25, 2017

Statement on President Trump's Pardon of Joe Arpaio

Hispanic Federation has issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s decision to pardon Joe Arpaio.
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Aug 16, 2017

Hispanic Federation Statement on President Trump’s Latest Charlottesville Remarks

Yesterday, once again, President Trump sought to draw an equivalency between the actions of neo-Nazis and white supremacists with those of counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia. The President’s statements were incorrect, insulting and vile, and should trouble and terrify every American of good conscience.
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