Over 400 Latino Community Leaders Gather in Washington to Push for Immigration Reform

March 05 2013


Julian Teixeira

(202) 776-1812

Latino community leaders will join NCLR President and CEO Janet Murguía at news conference

WASHINGTON, D.C.—NCLR (National Council of La Raza) President and CEO Janet Murguía will be joined by Representative Luis Gutierrez (D–IL) at a press conference at the U.S. Capitol calling for action on immigration reform. The conference is part of the 2013 NCLR National Latino Advocacy Days, which will bring together hundreds of Hispanic leaders from 31 states, including Texas, Florida and Idaho, to urge lawmakers to pass immigration legislation that includes a roadmap to citizenship for millions of aspiring, hardworking and talented Americans. Latino leaders who have been involved in civic engagement efforts and are advocating for immigration reform will be in attendance.

NCLR’s annual Advocacy Days brings together hundreds of leaders from Hispanic nonprofit and civic organizations throughout the United States. Many of these advocates are members of NCLR’s Affiliate Network, a group of community-based organizations partnering with NCLR to improve opportunities for the Latino community.


Janet Murguía, President and CEO, NCLR
Esther Reyes, Executive Director, Austin Immigrant Rights Coalition
Mauricio Calvo, Executive Director, Latino Memphis

WHAT: Immigration reform news conference

Thursday, March 7, 2013
1:00–2:00 p.m. EST

WHERE: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2456
Independence Avenue and South Capitol Street SW
Washington, D.C. 20003

NOTE: A terrific photo opportunity!

FOR MORE INFORMATION: To cover this event, RSVP to Julian Teixeira, Director of Communications, NCLR, at jteixeira@nclr.org.

NCLR—the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States—works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans. For more information on NCLR, please visit www.nclr.org or follow along on Facebook and Twitter.