National Hispanic Organizations Call for Passage of the Uniting American Families Act
By Julie Kruse on 08/22/2012 @ 03:31 PM
In a strong showing of support, over thirty Hispanic national organizations with considerable clout today urged Congress to pass immigration reform including the Uniting American Families Act.
At a time when both major political parties are vying for the Hispanic vote, national Latino business, labor, civil rights, women’s, environmental, media, legal, and educational organizations released their quadrennial National Hispanic Leadership Agenda. The Agenda, which provides comprehensive policy recommendations in the areas of jobs, education, immigration, civil rights, and more, listed UAFA as a priority, calling on elected leaders to:
"Include the Uniting American Families Act in comprehensive reform in order to eliminate discrimination in immigration laws by permitting permanent partners of United States citizens and lawful permanent residents to obtain lawful permanent resident status."
The Agenda, led by the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the National Hispanic Media Coalition, and the United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, also includes the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund (MALDEF), the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators, and the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund, and many more.
Immigration Equality is proud to partner with these influential organizations to press Congress for comprehensive immigration reform that includes all families.
Below is a full list of National Hispanic Leadership Agenda members:
Cuban American National Council
Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities
Hispanic National Bar Association
Labor Council for Latin American Advancement
League of United Latin American Citizens
MANA, A National Latina Organization
Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund
National Association of Hispanic Federal Executives
National Association of Hispanic Publications
National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund
National Council of La Raza
National Conference of Puerto Rican Women
National Hispana Leadership Institute
National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators
National Hispanic Council on Aging
National Hispanic Environmental Council
National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts
National Hispanic Media Coalition
National Hispanic Medical Association
National Image, Inc.
National Institute for Latino Policy
National Puerto Rican Coalition, Inc.
Self Reliance Foundation
SER – Jobs for Progress National, Inc.
Southwest Voter Registration Education Project
United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
United States Hispanic Leadership Institute
United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce