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Aug 25, 2016

Re: Request for U.S. Department of Justice Investigation into Disproportionate Adverse Impact of Voter Purge on Hispanic Population

Hispanic Federation writes to urge the United States Department of Justice to take immediate action to address the New York City Board of Election’s unjustified voter purge that removed a total of 122,454 voters from the registration rolls in Brooklyn.

Jun 28, 2016

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

I write to you regarding the Senate’s consideration of the “Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act” (PROMESA). Puerto Rico’s escalating challenges are daunting – a $72 billion debt, long-term economic decline, massive outmigration, tax increases compounded by severe public service cuts, and a looming healthcare crisis exacerbated by the Zika virus. Hispanic Federation (HF) and its network of 100 Latino nonprofit organizations see this legislation as an important first step on a very long and arduous road to recovery for Puerto Rico and its 3.5 million U.S. citizens.

Jun 14, 2016

RE: Oppose any amendments to block new national monuments and parks in the Interior Appropriations bill

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)