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Jun 13, 2016

Leadership Letter to Senate re: Farmworker Fair Labor Practices Act

We the undersigned Latino, immigrant, labor, faith-based and civil rights leaders from across the State of New York write to urge you to bring the Farmworker Fair Labor Practices Act (S. 1291) to the Senate floor for a vote before the end of the 2016 legislative session. We are counting on your leadership to guide New York in the right direction and help remove the statutory exclusions denying farmworkers the right to collective bargaining, a day of rest, overtime pay, disability and unemployment insurance, and other fundamental rights bestowed upon all other workers in the state.
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Jun 9, 2016

Re: H.R. 5278 - ‘‘Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act” (PROMESA)

Jun 1, 2016

NHLA Letter on the Centennial of the National Park Service

Apr 17, 2016

Re: Recommendations to the ‘‘Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act” (PROMESA)

Mar 24, 2016

Preliminary Budget Hearing – Committee on Immigration

HF would like to commend the Council’s committee on immigration for its leadership and support in ensuring that New York City is a place where immigrants can prosper and feel safe. Since 2015, New York has seen the creation of the IDNYC program and Action NYC, two tremendous programs that aim to assist thousands of immigrants.

Jan 27, 2016

Testimony on Proposed Res. No. 928-A: Calling on the United States Supreme Court to issue a decision in United States v. Texas to uphold the implementation of President Obama’s expanded DACA and DAPA programs

Good afternoon, my name is Fryda Guedes and I am the Program Coordinator for Immigration and Civic Engagement at the Hispanic Federation (HF). Chairman Menchaca and members of the Council’s Committee on Immigration, on behalf of HF, I thank you for bringing us together today and affording us the opportunity share with the City Council the reasons why New York City must call on the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) to uphold President Obama’s expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) programs.

Jun 18, 2015

Latino Organization Sign on Letter in Support of H.R. 1814 (LWCF)

Jun 9, 2015

Re: Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act

Jun 4, 2015

Testimony on Resolution 692: Farmworker Fair Labor Practices Act

May 1, 2015

Testimony on Oversight: Implementation of ID NYC New York City’s Municipal Identification Program