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HF Mobilizes Latino Voters for 2016 Election Season PDF Print E-mail

It’s election season and the stakes couldn’t be any higher. The candidates for President are hotly debating issues such as employment, health care, immigration reform, terrorism and environmental protections. Latinos care deeply about these issues and their votes will be critical to the success of any candidate for the White House.

But in order for Latinos to figure prominently in the presidential campaign, they must be registered, informed and mobilized. While the fact that the Latino electorate is fast-growing is undisputed, their true voting power has been called into question, due to historically poor voter turnout. We are working extremely hard to reverse those trends and are more confident than ever that with the support of our partners that we will significantly increase Latino voter turnout in 2016.

Obamacare Enrollment Closes, But There Are Still Ways To Get Health Insurance PDF Print E-mail

The enrollment period to register for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare came to a close on January 31st. Hispanic Federation was hard at work in the months before the deadline to make sure that Latino families had an opportunity to get the health insurance they needed. On January 28th HF hosted a healthcare insurance enrollment day at LaGuardia Community College in partnership with Telemundo 47. In January alone we enrolled nearly 2,000 individuals in a health insurance plan under Obamacare.

HF CREAR Coalition Gathers To Discuss Student Success and Community Schools PDF Print E-mail

Hispanic Federation’s Hispanic Education Summit in November 2015 convened multiple stakeholders in New York City to address the critical educational challenges facing Latino families. HES focused on six key areas: Latino Student Success (K – 12), Parent Empowerment, College Success, Community Schools, Supporting Great Teachers and Operation STEAM. In order to begin work on these issues, HF convened its CREAR Coalition recently. Consisting of member agency nonprofits and community partners focused on education, the CREAR Coalition met to draft strategies to implement the recommendations made during the HES.

HF Leads Connecticut Latino Policy Day PDF Print E-mail

On Thursday, February 4th, Hispanic Federation and the Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission (LPRAC) of the Connecticut General Assembly hosted Latino Policy Day at the Connecticut State Capitol. Connecticut is home to more than 500,000 Latinos accounting for 15 percent of the state’s population and since 2012 Hispanic Federation’s Connecticut office has been representing the state’s Latino nonprofits. State State Representatives Robert Sánchez, Jason Rojas, Christopher Rosario and Edwin Vargas were among those in attendance.

Save the Date: Hispanic Federation Annual Gala is on April 21st!! PDF Print E-mail

The Hispanic Federation’s annual gala is moving to a new location.  After more than a decade at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Hispanic Federation will welcome guests at the American Museum of Natural History on April 21st.  This year’s honorees include Donald Graham of TheDream.US, Toyota, and philanthropist and entrepreneur, Luis Ubiñas.

President’s Letter: Environmental Justice PDF Print E-mail

The news coming out of Flint, Michigan in recent weeks should sadden and infuriate us all. Our hearts go out to the children and families who have been poisoned by the contaminated water supply serving their homes, schools and businesses. But in the face of this environmental calamity, sympathy is insufficient. We should be angry. Very angry.

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