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Hispanic Federation Statement on NYC Council Communities of Color Nonprofit Stabilization Fund PDF Print E-mail

Hispanic Federation supports Latino nonprofits that serve as the front-line service providers for a community that is nearby a third of New York City's population. We do not shy away from the mission but embrace it with great fervor and commitment because our nonprofits are critical to the growth and empowerment of the Latino community. Unfortunately, our nonprofits - similar to sister agencies in the Black and Asian-American communities - have been historically underfunded and under-capitalized by city government, foundations, and other funding streams.

HF’s Get Fit Challenge Now Running PDF Print E-mail

Hispanic Federation and Council Member Julissa Ferreras are encouraging New Yorkers to get up and get moving with a Get Fit Challenge this summer.

The Get Fit Challenge will run every Tuesday until July 29th and is occurring in Ferreras’ 21st district. This initiative, which began on Tuesday, is a collaboration between Hispanic Federation’s Ser Saludable program and her challenge to provide seven, free Zumba classes and health chats.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and classes will be held at:

PS 330
110-08 Northern Boulevard
Corona, NY

President's Message: 6.18.14 PDF Print E-mail

Honestly, we are tired of the excuses! For more than a decade now, we’ve heard hollow explanations after false assertions about why we can’t pass immigration reform. It seems that every month brings a new pretext. The latest one has to do with Eric Cantor’s stunning loss in Virginia’s 7th district. Pundits and political strategists immediately began opining that it had to do with Cantor being soft on immigration and open to the possibility of reform. These talking heads reasoned that given what they were describing – a landscape where anti-immigration dogma had become a driving force for conservative voters – that no sane Republican would support reform moving forward. This painted story is just, well, plain nonsense.

Hispanic Federation Applauds New York City Municipal ID Legislation PDF Print E-mail

Hispanic Federation has released the following statement regarding the signing of the New York City Municipal ID legislation:

"We are proud to be a part of the landmark legislation signing of the New York City Municipal ID program today and thank Mayor Bill de Blasio, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, and Council Members Daniel Dromm and Carlos Menchaca for their vision of creating more opportunities for our most vulnerable communities," said Jose Calderon, President of the Hispanic Federation. "This initiative will benefit a broad cross section of New Yorkers - including immigrants, Latinos, seniors, youth, the homeless, and the formerly incarcerated - ensuring they are economically empowered and are truly able to access what our great city has to offer. Moving forward, we will continue our strong partnership with the de Blasio administration and City Council to ensure NYC ID cards can yield a wealth of benefits and appeal broadly to the Latino community and all New Yorkers."

Latino Leaders Welcome President's Declaration to Exercise Executive Authority to Provide Long Overdue and Urgent Immigration Relief PDF Print E-mail

Leaders Renew Call for House of Representatives to Vote on Long-Term Immigration Solutions

The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), a coalition of 37 of the nation’s preeminent Latino organizations, responded to President Barack Obama’s remarks on House Republican leadership's unwillingness to bring immigration reform up for an up-or-down vote in the U.S. House of Representatives. The coalition welcomes the President’s use of executive authority to fix what he can in our broken immigration system and welcomes the opportunity to work with his Administration as it seeks to provide long-awaited relief to families and hard-working immigrants.

House Members Get a Failing Grade on Immigration Scorecard PDF Print E-mail

The Hispanic Federation, along with several of its sister national Latino organizations, issued a preliminary scorecard last week revealing that the majority of House members are failing the Latino community on the issue of immigration reform.

The scorecard ratings were disclosed for all 435 House members during a conference call with reporters and the results showed 219 members received a failing score of 59 percent and 169 members got a perfect score of 100 percent. Overall, House members averaged a score of 77 percent.

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