Latino Leaders to Hold Congress Accountable for Inaction On Immigration

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Groups to Intensify Civic Engagement Campaigns

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

Hispanic Federation: Bertha Guerrero, bguerrero(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
MFV: Lizette Escobedo, lizettee(at)mifamiliavota(dot)org, 858-583-5014
NALEO Educational Fund: abosquez(at)naleo(dot)org, 361-548-6989
NCLR: Joseph Rendeiro, jrendeiro(at)nclr(dot)org, 202-776-1566
Voto Latino: Jimmy Hernandez, jimmy(at)votolatino(dot)org, 305-720-0699

Media Outside Washington, DC Dial-in: 866-952-7523/ ID: IMMIGRATION


The mission of the Hispanic Federation is to empower and advance the Hispanic community. The Hispanic Federation provides grants and services to a broad network of Latino non-profit agencies serving the most vulnerable members of the Hispanic community and advocates nationally with respect to the vital issues of education, health, immigration, economic empowerment, civic engagement and the environment. For more information, please visit

The Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) is the leading national organization for Latino(a) workers and their families. LCLAA represents the interest of more than 2 million Latino workers in the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), The Change to Win Federation, Independent Unions and all its membership. Visit LCLAA on the web at, on Facebook and Twitter.

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 900 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit

Mi Familia Vota is a national non-profit organization that unites Latino, immigrant, and allied communities to promote social and economic justice through increased civic participation by promoting citizenship, voter registration, and voter participation. Mi Familia Vota is one of the premiere Latino civic engagement organizations in the country with operations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and Texas. Visit online: | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube |

NALEO Educational Fund is the nation's leading non-partisan, non-profit organization that facilitates the full participation of Latinos in the American political process, from citizenship to public service. 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 or follow along on Facebook and Twitter.

Voto Latino is a national civic engagement organization that celebrates 10 years in 2014 of galvanizing Latino Millennials and their family members and friends into the political process to effect positive change. United by the belief that Latino issues are American issues and American issues are Latino issues, Voto Latino has influenced millions of Latino Millennials through its digital and traditional media campaigns, through the tireless work of its artist coalition, and the organization’s leadership initiatives. To learn more about Voto Latino, visit Also engage Voto Latino on Facebook at, on Twitter at and on Instagram at

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