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Apr 8, 2022

Hispanic Federation Urges Senator Schumer to Invest in Childcare in the Reconciliation Package

Hispanic Federation joined the National Women’s Law Center and other groups to urge Senator Schumer to ensure that access to quality and affordable childcare is included in the upcoming reconciliation package through a long-term and sizable investment.

Mar 10, 2022

Hispanic Federation Calls on White House to End Title 42

Hispanic Federation joins 300+ immigrant and human rights organizations in calling on President Biden to end Title 42 and restore meaningful access to asylum at U.S. borders.

Mar 4, 2022

Letter Urges OMB to Revise Data Collection on Race and Ethnicity

Hispanic Federation joins NALEO and other organizations across the country urging the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to quickly revise the standards for federal data on race and ethnicity. The recommendations offered would significantly enhance the quality of data leading to more sound public policy and greater economic prosperity.

Feb 24, 2022

Latino Civil Rights Groups Immigration Letter

We, the undersigned Hispanic civil rights organizations, write to urge you to delay no further in using your wide array of executive authorities to protect America’s undocumented workers and their families. As we anticipate your State of the Union address and statements of unequivocal support for immigration reform, we wish to impress upon you the urgency to act and our expectation that your Administration will move forward alone, if needed, to protect our communities.
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Feb 24, 2022

Letter Requesting Relief and Protection Status for Ukraine

In response to the invasion of Ukraine, Hispanic Federation joined 177 organizations requesting that President Biden grant Special Student Relief for international students from Ukraine and TPS or DED designation.

Feb 14, 2022

Civil Rights Groups Letter to Department of Justice Regarding Insular Cases

Hispanic Federation joined the ACLU, LatinoJustice & 10+ groups sent a letter to the. Justice Department calling out the administration for using racist, draconian legal arguments to defend its position on cases involving the territories. Read the full letter.
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Jan 26, 2021

Letter to Gov. Ron De Santis of Florida

With about one in 14 people in Florida having been infected with the virus, and an increasing death toll, Florida’s coronavirus rates are twice as high among Latinos than among Caucasians. Latinos face significant barriers to accessing health care, including their proximity to health care services, previous negative experiences with health care (including discrimination, income, and insurance), and immigration status.

Jan 22, 2021

Hispanic Federation Priorities for Latino and Immigrant Communities for the Biden-Harris Administration - First 100 Days

The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has laid bare the structural racism and barriers to opportunity that are entrenched in our society and disproportionately impact Latino, BIPOC, and immigrant communities. We also know that socioeconomic disparities, carried forward, are not only unfair to our communities, but will become a compounded drag on U.S. society and the economy. Hispanic Federation looks forward to working with you and your Administration to address the most critical issues facing Hispanic and immigrant families today.

Oct 6, 2020

Hispanic Federation Joins 200 Organizations Committed to Achieving Health Equity

HF encourages US Senators to join Senator Mazie K Hirono and become a co-sponsor of the Health Equity and Accountability Act (HEAA) of 2020, the Senate companion to Congressman Jesus “Chuy” García’s H.R. 6637 introduced in April 2020. The pandemic has exposed long-standing racial and ethnic health disparities. The HEAA is the only legislation that directly addresses the intersections of health disparities and immigration status, age, disability, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, language, and socio-economic status.
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Sep 9, 2020

Appropriations Letter to Congress for Educational Initiatives Working with Underserved Communities

As a member of the Hispanic Education Coalition, Hispanic Federation requests from Congress support to programs and organizations that invest in equal access to education for Latinx and underserved communities. The programs and organizations in question focus on initiatives around Early Childhood Education, Elementary and Secondary Education; Higher Education; Adult Education; and Civil Rights enforcement in academia, all with an emphasis on improving the quality of and access to education for underserved and Latinx communities, including migratory communities and low-income communities of color.
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