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Jan 27, 2017

Statement on Executive Order on Refugees

Hispanic Federation has issued the following statement in response to Donald Trump’s latest executive orders.

Jan 25, 2017

Statement on President Trump’s Executive Actions

In response to a series of Executive Actions signed by President Donald Trump, Hispanic Federation has released the following statement:

Jan 17, 2017

Statement on Commutation of Oscar Lopez-Rivera

We stand with the people of Puerto Rico and hundreds of civil rights organizations in thanking President Obama for commuting the sentence of Oscar Lopez-Rivera, the nation’s longest serving political prisoner. Mr. Lopez-Rivera has been in federal prison for nearly half his life, serving 35 years of a sentence that far exceeds the crime that he was charged with.

Jan 3, 2017

Hispanic Federation Statement on Governor Cuomo’s Free Tuition Proposal for New York State Colleges

Hispanic Federation has issued the following statement in response to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal for free SUNY and CUNY tuition.

Dec 16, 2016

Statement on U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Appointments

Hispanic Federation is delighted by the appointments of Catherine Lhamon and Debo Adegbile as Commissioners on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. We are confident they will continue to be champions for social justice on a host of issues affecting the 55 million Latinos living in the United States.

Dec 15, 2016

First-Ever FUERZAfest Orlando Honors Pulse Victims, Celebrates Love, Unity, and Resiliency

Hispanic Federation, the nation’s premier Latino nonprofit membership organization concluded its first-ever FUERZAfest Orlando on Sunday. The five-day festival, which ran from December 7-11, focused on the Latino LGBTQ+ community, using artistic expression as a means of addressing a myriad issues affecting Latino LGBTQ+ individuals. FUERZAfest Orlando was dedicated to the victims and survivors of the Pulse Nightclub tragedy.

Nov 19, 2016

Statement on Hamilton's Message to Vice President-elect Mike Pence

Hispanic Federation has issued the following statement in response to Brandon Victor Dixon’s message to Vice President-elect Mike Pence following last night’s performance of Hamilton.

Nov 10, 2016

Statement on the Election of Donald Trump

Hispanic Federation has issued the following statement in response to the election of Donald Trump.

Nov 7, 2016

Hispanic Federation Mobilizes 150,000 Latino Voters in Florida and Other Key States to Get Out and Vote

Hispanic Federation announced today that it is mobilizing 150,000 Latino voters in Florida, New York and Connecticut in the final days before Election Day 2016. More than 100 volunteers and staff are participating in an innovative, non-partisan Get Out The Vote (GOTV) campaign that includes traditional door-knocking combined with new texting operations focused on making sure Latinos take advantage of early voting, know their voting places and rights, and vote on Election Day.

Nov 4, 2016

HIspanic Federation and Ford Partner to Provide Meals to Thousands of Vulnerable New Yorkers and Floridians

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

Oct 21, 2016

National Latino Organizations Issue Joint Statement Regarding Voting Rights and Voter Intimidation in the Presidential Election

Hispanic Federation (HF), League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) have issued the following statement on voting rights and voter intimidation in the 2016 Presidential Election.

Sep 9, 2016

Hispanic Federation Releases Comprehensive Report Detailing Dramatic Growth of Latino Population in Florida

Today the Hispanic Federation released a report titled, “Latinos in Central Florida: The Growing Hispanic Presence in the Sunshine State,” which highlights the dramatic ways in which Florida’s Latino community is being transformed by a new wave of migrants, particularly from the island of Puerto Rico. The report contains a wealth of information about the state’s Latino community, including population growth and diversity, geographic hubs, age and gender breakdowns, income and occupation trends, language and education proficiencies, voting tendencies and more.

Aug 25, 2016

Hispanic Federation on Trump’s Recent Immigration Statements

Hispanic Federation has issued the following statement in response to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s recent statements in regards to his immigration policies.

Jul 8, 2016

Hispanic Federation Statement on the Shooting in Dallas, TX

Hispanic Federation has issued the following statement in response to the tragic shooting in Dallas, Texas.

Jun 29, 2016

Statement on the Senate Vote on PROMESA

Today, the US Senate voted to pass the “Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act” (PROMESA), which contains three provisions that are necessary to begin to stabilize and grow Puerto Rico’s economy: the authority to restructure all of the island’s $72 billion debt, the ability to fully audit this debt and potentially eliminate illegally- transacted portions, and the granting of a stay on any litigation pertaining to missed debt payments.
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Jun 27, 2016

Statement on the SCOTUS Ruling on Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt

Hispanic Federation is encouraged that the Supreme Court of the United States has placed the health and well-being of Texans above partisan politicking. With this ruling, individuals who are seeking safe and affordable reproductive healthcare will maintain access to care. This is a critical move in the right direction for our community, as Latinas are disproportionately affected by such healthcare restrictions, because of the implications they have on lower income and immigrant families.

Jun 23, 2016

Statement on the SCOTUS Ruling on U.S. v. Texas

Hispanic Federation is deeply disappointed and frustrated with today’s Supreme Court decision in the case of United States v. Texas. For months since the untimely death of Former Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, we have warned that an evenly divided court would be unable to meet its constitutional duties to mete out justice. As Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has noted, an equal division of the members of the court is “essentially the same as a denial of review.” This is an unacceptable neglect of constitutional obligations by the Senate and must come to an end. The American people deserve a fully functioning, 9-member Supreme Court.

Jun 13, 2016

Congratulations, Lin-Manuel!

Congratulations Lin-Manuel! We are so incredibly excited that "Hamilton: An American Musical" won 11 Tony awards on Sunday night, including Best Musical!

Jun 12, 2016

Hispanic Federation Statement on Orlando Shooting

Hispanic Federation joins the nation in mourning the more than 50 individuals murdered, and more than 50 wounded, in Orlando early this morning. We extend our deepest sympathy and solidarity to the family and friends of the victims and the injured.

Jun 10, 2016

Latino Community Will Not Be Silent In The Face of Trump’s Continued Attacks

Mr. Trump has made baseless accusations that Judge Curiel, an American-born jurist of Mexican descent, has ‘an absolute conflict’ presiding over litigation regarding Trump University because of his heritage and Mr. Trump’s plan to ‘build a wall’ on the U.S.-Mexico border. These accusations are an affront to all fair-minded Americans.