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Hispanic Federation Statement on Decision by Macy’s to Discontinue Sale of Donald Trump Merchandise in Stores PDF Print E-mail

July 1, 2015 (New York, NY) – Hispanic Federation has released the following statement regarding Macy’s decision to pull Donald Trump merchandise from its stores.

“The Hispanic Federation applauds the decision by Macy’s to discontinue their relationship with Donald Trump and pull his brand merchandise from its stores. It has become clear that Mr. Trump’s comments, which reflected gross mischaracterizations of Mexicans – and, by extension, the Latino community – are not in line with the values Macy’s and the overwhelming majority of Americans hold dear.

Rather than apologize, Mr. Trump has chosen to continue to disparage the entire Latino community by defending his comments. We are proud that Macy’s has expressed in no uncertain terms that they will not tolerate Mr. Trump’s brand of bigotry. It affirms the values of diversity, respect and fairness we share as institutional partners and, above all, prize as a nation."

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HF and AARP Continue Financial Literacy Campaign PDF Print E-mail

Financial success and security take planning. But many Americans lack even the most basic understanding of budgeting and money management. Research indicates that financial illiteracy is especially prevalent in Latino communities across the country. That’s why Hispanic Federation has invested considerable resources in promoting financial literacy in the communities we serve.

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HF Statement on NBCU and Univision Severing Ties with Donald Trump PDF Print E-mail

The Hispanic Federation applauds the decision by NBCUniversal (NBCU) to terminate its relationship with the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants, both of which were joint ventures between NBCU and Donald Trump. Mr. Trump’s outrageous characterizations of Mexican immigrants to the United States during his campaign launch were nothing short of contemptible and insulting to the millions of Americans of Mexican descent—and by extension, the entire Latino community—who have contributed their work, initiative, and, in many cases, their lives, to the betterment of the United States. NBCU, which is one of our nation’s most storied broadcasting companies, stood for what's right by distancing itself from Mr. Trump and his shameful and offensive comments. 

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Legislature Gives HF’s Connecticut Agenda a Boost PDF Print E-mail

Connecticut’s General Assembly finished its legislative session earlier this month and we are pleased to announce that a number of HF policy goals for the state were included in the bills sent to Governor Dan Malloy’s desk for his approval. This success was due in large part to the hard work of our state’s progressive elected officials and Latino nonprofit leadership. At the center of many of these successful advocacy efforts was our Connecticut State Director Ingrid Alvarez-Dimarzo. “We had an ambitious agenda this session,” said Alvarez-Dimarzo. “We crafted an agenda that spoke to a number of key issues for Connecticut’s Latinos including immigration and education. We’re happy with what we accomplished but we know there is much more to do on the pieces of legislation that didn’t get approved.”

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President’s Message - June 26, 2015 PDF Print E-mail

The Latino agenda in Congress is a complex one. Every day, Hispanic Federation works in Washington advocating for health care, immigration reform, funding for schools, and support for greater economic opportunities for our community. While all of these issues are critically important, the close connections between Latinos and the environment doesn’t get nearly as much attention.

The Federation is working diligently to change this. I am proud that HF has deepened partnerships with progressive institutions and leaders across the country to ensure that environmental issues take center stage in our work. And no single issue is as pressing right now than Congressional reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which enables the preservation of green space and parks that are so critical to the well-being of our communities. I’m extremely proud that HF gathered an unprecedented 75 sign-on signatures from local, regional and national Latino institutions to a letter urging Congress to reauthorize LWCF when it expires this September.

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Hispanic Federation Statement on Obergefell v. Hodges PDF Print E-mail

Hispanic Federation has released the following statement regarding the United States Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision that the Constitution guarantees the right to same-sex marriage nationwide.

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