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Jun 19, 2017

Testimony on Resolution 1484

Good Afternoon. My name is Fryda and I am the Director of Immigration and Civic Engagement of the Hispanic Federation. Chair Menchaca and committee members, thank you for the opportunity to testify on behalf of the Federation and the more than 60 Latino-led community based organizations we represent in New York.

May 23, 2017

Letter Supporting Mayoral Control of the New York City School System

Feb 16, 2017

Letter Opposing Nomination of Scott Pruitt as EPA Administrator from 234 Organizations

On behalf of our millions of members and activists, we urge you to stand up for clean air, clean water, healthy communities and a safe climate by insisting that the Environmental Protection Agency must be headed by an individual who is qualified for the office and dedicated to these values.

Feb 16, 2017

Testimony on Proposed SB No. 126: An Act Concerning Community Health Workers

Co-Chairs Steinberg, Gerratana, Somers, Vice-chairs Kennedy, Logan Luxenberg, Ranking Members, and members of the Committee, my name is Ingrid Alvarez and I am the Connecticut State Director of the Hispanic Federation (HF). Hispanic Federation is the premier Latino membership organization in the nation founded to address the many inequities confronting Latinos and the nonprofits that serve them. For more than 20 years, Hispanic Federation has provided grants, administered human services and coordinated advocacy for our broad network of agencies that serve more than 2 million Latinos in areas of health, education, economic empowerment, immigration and civic engagement.

Feb 7, 2017

Testimony on Proposed HB No. 7000

Jan 25, 2017

Sessions' Dangerous Anti-Immigrant Record

The undersigned New York based-organizations urge you to vigorously resist the appointment of Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) as Attorney General of the United States. We hope you will consider using any and all methods available to you to prevent Senator Sessions from being confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

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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