Monday, December 9, 2013

Latino Leaders Blame Congress for Inaction on Immigration Reform


Latino Leaders to Hold Congress Accountable for Inaction on Immigration
Groups to Intensify Civic Engagement Campaigns
WASHINGTON, DC – One year ago, after the Latino community delivered a historic 10 percent of the national electorate in the 2012 elections, Latino leaders called on Congress to pass commonsense immigration reform backed by voters across the political spectrum. The groups announced a continuing campaign that would push for legislation and rate Congress’ handling of the issue.
After a year of intense civic engagement across the nation on commonsense immigration reform with a path to citizenship, Latino groups representing civil rights, community and labor will keep their pledge to report back to the community on action in the Senate, inaction in the House, and the next steps in the campaign to hold Congress accountable.
The groups will issue in 2014 report cards that will inform the Latino voters on how aggressively our national leaders championed commonsense immigration reform and policies that reflect our national values, or whether they tried to block them. With these report cards, Latinos will be able to determine who deserves their support in the 2014 election cycle.

Hispanic Federation: Jose Calderón, President
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 Education Fund: Ben Monterroso, National Executive Director
NALEO Educational Fund: Max Sevillia, Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs
National Council of La Raza: Clarissa Martínez-De-Castro, Director, Civic Engagement & Immigration
Voto Latino: Maria Teresa Kumar, CEO/President

Tuesday -- Dec. 10, 2013 -- 11:30 a.m. EST

Capitol Hill - Rayburn 2456; Dial-in: 866-952-7523/ ID: IMMIGRATION


To schedule an interview or request more information, please contact Amanda Bosquez at [email protected] or by phone at (202) 546-2536 ext. 12, or Paula Valle Castanon at [email protected] or (213) 747-7606 ext. 4414.


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