Latino Advocacy Leaders Announce Civic Engagement Campaign




December 07 2012

 

***MEDIA ADVISORY***
Wednesday – Dec. 12 – 10:30 a.m. EST


Organizations to Mobilize Constituencies to Hold Congress Accountable for Comprehensive Immigration Reform in 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – This coming Wednesday, December 12, prominent Latino advocacy leaders will come together to call on Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform in 2013 and to announce their collaboration on an expansive national campaign that will rate President Obama and Congress on their handling of the issue.

After helping to deliver a historic 12.5 million Latino voters to the polls this year, Latino organizations representing civil rights, community and labor are calling on President Obama and members of Congress to enact a common sense immigration reform in 2013 that comports with our national values and the will of the voters. Polls continue to show that the majority of the American electorate favors immigration reform with a road map to citizenship for hard-working immigrants who already contribute to American society.

Along with continuing their core civic engagement campaigns, organizations will make report cards available to Latino voters before the next congressional election in 2014. The report cards will rate Congress on how aggressively they championed comprehensive immigration reform.

 

WHO:
Hispanic Federation:
Chris Espinosa, National Director of Advocacy
Labor Council for Latin American Advancement: Hector Sanchez, Executive Director
League of United Latin American Citizens: Brent A. Wilkes, National Executive Director
Mi Familia Vota: Ben Monterroso, National Executive Director
NALEO Educational Fund: Max Sevillia, Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs
National Council of La Raza: Janet Murguia, President and CEO
Service Employees International Union: Eliseo Medina, International Secretary-Treasurer
Voto Latino: Maria Teresa Kumar, CEO/President

WHEN:
Wednesday -- Dec. 12, 2012 -- 10:30 a.m. EST

WHERE:
1126 16th St. NW
ABC Conference Room, First Floor
Washington, DC 20036

To RSVP and/or for more information, contact Gebe Martinez, 202-714-2136, gebe.martinez@seiu.org or Beatriz Lopez, 202-412-7396, beatriz.lopez@seiu.org.
 

Issues: Immigration, Policy and Legislation Details, Civic Engagement, Events
Geography:California, Far West, Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, Texas