Latino Leaders’ Report Card: House Republican Leadership is Failing the Latino Community on Immigration

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2014 National Immigration Report Card revealed. Call on Monday, May 19 at noon EDT (9:00 a.m. PDT) to dial-in: 866-952-1907 / ID: IMMIGRATION.

Press telephonic with photo-op below. 2014 National Immigration Report Card issued on Monday, May 19 – Noon EDT (9:00 a.m. PDT)
Dial-in: 866-952-1907 / ID: IMMIGRATION

National Latino voter engagement and civil rights groups will hold a press call on Monday, May 19, to preview grades House members in Latino districts can expect to receive in coming weeks unless they act fast on commonsense immigration reform with a path to citizenship.

The first-ever National Immigration Report Cards have been preliminarily graded. House leaders and representatives of the top 100 Latino districts will be officially notified on May 19 that their “finals” grading period begins now, and they have only through June to improve their grades before final report cards are delivered to Latino communities across the U.S.

The National Immigration Report Card 2014 is a joint project of the Hispanic Federation, the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA), the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), Mi Familia Vota Education Fund, the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), and Voto Latino. The project was announced in December, 2012, after historic Latino voter turnout in that November’s election prompted bipartisan calls for comprehensive immigration reform. Latino leaders pledged to issue congressional report cards to show who has championed commonsense immigration reform and who has not. While the Senate has acted, the House has refused to take a vote.

WHO: Jose Calderón, President, Hispanic Federation
    Hector Sanchez, Executive Director, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement
    Brent A. Wilkes, National Executive Director, League of United Latin American Citizens
    Ben Monterroso, Executive Director, Mi Familia Vota Education Fund
    Janet Murguia, President and CEO, National Council of La Raza
    Maria Teresa Kumar, President and CEO, Voto Latino

WHEN: Monday, May 19 – Noon EDT (9:00 a.m. PDT)

WHERE: Dial-in: 866-952-1907 / ID: IMMIGRATION

HASHTAGS: #PassOrFail #CIRGrades

PHOTO-OP: Leaders of the groups will deliver the official letters of notification to House Republican and Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill.
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: Cannon Rotunda

GRAPHIC: Report Cards

For more information, contact:
Hispanic Federation: Joshua Silvia, jsilvia(at)hispanicfederation(dot)org, 202-641-7186
LCLAA: Victor Baten, vbaten(at)lclaa(dot)org, 202-508-6989
LULAC: Paloma Zuleta, pzuleta(at)lulac(dot)org, 202-812-4477
Mi Familia Vota: Gebe Martinez, gebem(at)mifamiliavota(dot)org, 703-731-9505
NCLR: Joseph Rendeiro, jrendeiro(at)nclr(dot)org, 202-776-1566
Voto Latino: Jimmy Hernandez, jimmy(at)votolatino(dot)org, 305-720-0699


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