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Apr 15, 2020

As Greater Proportion of Latino and Black Lives Are Unduly Lost in Pandemic, Hispanic Federation Urges Congress to Include in Next Relief Bill Million of Latinos/Puerto Ricans Left out in Earlier Packages

As news reports detail the disproportionate loss of Latino and black lives in cities from New York to New Orleans and beyond because of the COVID-19 epidemic, Hispanic Federation advises Congress to provide substantive public economic and health support in the next legislative relief package now being negotiated.
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Apr 2, 2020

Lawmakers and Hispanic Federation Call on Inclusion of All Latinos Including Immigrants and Puerto Ricans in Next COVID-19 Relief Bill

During a video press conference today, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairman Joaquin Castro of Texas and Rep. Adriano Espaillat of New York joined Hispanic Federation in calling for COVID-19 disaster relief for all Latinos, including immigrants and Puerto Ricans who receive limited assistance in the previous three aid packages enacted by Congress.
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Mar 26, 2020

Joint Statement to Oppose Anti-Asian Racism During Coronavirus Crisis

The Asian American Business Development Cener (AABDC), along with undersigned diversity and community organizations, jointly stand against anti-Asian racist acts and words that have become prevalent since the coronavirus outbreak.
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Mar 26, 2020

Hispanic Federation: Senate Passes $2T Coronavirus Relief for Small Businesses, Non-profits, Workers, and Health Providers

The Senate approved late Wednesday legislation to stem the crippling health and economic effects of the Coronavirus global pandemic sweeping across the U.S., and now goes to the House with aid for workers and health care systems but without key provisions in a House proposal that would ensure aid for all families, regardless of immigration status.
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Mar 16, 2020

Hispanic Federation’s Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Hispanic Federation’s top priorities during this public health crisis are the health and safety of our employees and ongoing support for our member agencies, who may be severely affected by this situation.
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Mar 12, 2020

LGBTQ, racial justice advocates releases studies showing compounding effects of racism and homophobia for LGBTQ students of color

Two in five LGBTQ students of color are harassed on the basis of both race and LGBTQ identities in schools.
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Feb 25, 2020

Bank of America Commits $100,000 Toward Hispanic Federation Recovery Efforts in Puerto Rico

After devastating earthquakes, Bank of America reinforces long-standing support for Hispanic Federation’s Unidos disaster relief program and Puerto Rico's communities.
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Feb 5, 2020

Hispanic Federation Statement on the State of the Union

Last night's State of the Union Address was as disappointing as it was unsurprising. Those of us who have listened to President Trump carefully over these last few years have come to expect speeches that combine egoism and deception in equal parts.
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Jan 17, 2020

Trump Administration Releases Puerto Rico Relief Funds for 2017 Hurricanes But Adds Strings That Will Delay Payment and Recovery

Hispanic Federation condemns deceptive hurricane relief plan as Puerto Rico now recovers from recent earthquakes.
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Jan 14, 2020

Project “Puentes Libres” (Bridges of Freedom) to Connect Asylum Seekers Forced Back to MX With U.S. Lawyers Via “Virtual Bridge”

Dec 30, 2019

Hispanic Federation Statement on the Hannukah Stabbings in Monsey, NY

Hispanic Federation President Frankie Miranda has issued the following statement regarding the stabbing on Saturday of multiple people at a Hanukkah celebration in Monsey, NY.
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Dec 19, 2019

Hispanic Federation Board of Directors Names Frankie Miranda as President and CEO

The Board of Directors of Hispanic Federation announced today that long-time Executive Vice President Frankie Miranda has been named President and CEO of the Hispanic Federation. José Calderón stepped down from his post to focus on his personal health and family well-being after ably leading the Federation for nearly eight years.
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Nov 26, 2019

Hispanic Federation and Ford Fund Launched Ninth Edition of Joint Hunger Relief Campaign with CREAR Acción Event and Unveil Vehicle Donation

Hispanic Federation (HF) and Ford Motor Company Fund – the philanthropic arm of Ford – launched the ninth year of Lucha Contra El Hambre, a hunger relief campaign to provide food to some of New York’s most vulnerable families this holiday season.
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Nov 18, 2019

“Vision for Democracy” Platform Outlines Concrete Policy Proposals to Realize Truly Representative Democracy

Hispanic Federation is proud to join The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and 150 other civil rights organizations to release a policy platform, “Vision for Democracy: Fortifying the Franchise in 2020 and Beyond”, to demand comprehensive voting reform. This marks overwhelming support for comprehensive voting rights reform within the civil rights community. The platform offers concrete policy recommendations to public officials, policy makers, and candidates for the 2020 state and federal elections and proposes a unified vision for ensuring that Americans have a strong, functioning democracy.
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Oct 20, 2019

Hispanic Federation Announces Commitment to Plant 2.25 Million New Coffee Trees in Puerto Rico in Continuation of Revitalization Efforts of Coffee Farms Devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria

After Hurricanes Irma and Maria destroyed 80 percent of the island’s coffee trees and harvest, the crop was virtually gone. Coffee is vital to Puerto Rico’s rich heritage as well as its economy, and the planting of coffee trees has the power to support farmer’s livelihoods and transform communities.
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Sep 25, 2019

Hispanic Federation Statement on the House’s Initiation of Impeachment Proceedings Against President Trump

Hispanic Federation released the following statement on House Initiation of Impeachment Proceedings Against President Trump.
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Sep 18, 2019

Almost Two Years After Hurricane María Devastated Puerto Rico, Funds and Support Needed from Congress and the Federal Government Are still Lacking While Government Drowns in Debt Repayment

Over 100 people from 13 states and Puerto Rico came to Washington, D.C., today as part of the Take Action 4 Puerto Rico! Campaign to urge members of Congress to make good on their promise and responsibility to help rebuild the island.
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Aug 28, 2019

Hispanic Federation Statement on Trump Administration Decision to Move FEMA Disaster Relief Funds to Support Immigration Enforcement

Today, Hispanic Federation President José Calderón issued the following statement regarding the Trump Administration’s decision to move $271 million in FEMA disaster relief funds to support immigration enforcement at the border.
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Aug 14, 2019

Hispanic Federation Statement on President Trump’s Public Charge Rule

Today, Hispanic Federation President José Calderón issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s new public charge rule.
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Aug 9, 2019

Hispanic Federation Condemns ICE Raids in Mississippi

In response to the Trump Administration’s decision to conduct one of the largest immigration raids in more than a decade, less than a week after the horrific attack on the Latino community, José Calderón, President of Hispanic Federation, issued the following statement.
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