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Mar 17, 2020

Open Letter to President Trump re COVID-19

Joint open letter of NHCSL, NAPICSL, NBCSL and NCNASL regarding the use of ethnic and geographic references with COVID-19

Jul 10, 2019

NHCSL’s 2019 Spring Executive Committee & BBA Meeting

Hispanic legislative leaders recently met in the Nation’s Capital with Members of Congress, policy experts and industry stakeholders, and kicked off NHCSL’s 30th Anniversary. Here are some of the highlights!

Jul 8, 2019

Situation in Detention Centers: A “ticking time bomb”

Following an initial alert in May 2019, the Office of the Inspector General published a new report warning DHS of the need to take action on the dangerous overcrowding and prolonged detention of unaccompanied minors and families.

Jul 3, 2019

NHCSL’s national, regional and task force leadership tackles drug pricing, Venezuela and the Wall in Washington

Members also approved an emergency resolution on the border wall and the migrant humanitarian crisis; started an investigation into giving gig workers traditional workplace benefits; and held working meetings with many key members of Congress to engage on policy areas that are critical to the constituencies they represent.

Jul 3, 2019

NHCSL continues to fight the inclusion of a Citizenship Question on the 2020 Census

NHCSL continues to fight the inclusion of a Citizenship Question on the 2020 Census

Jun 5, 2019

Hispanic State Legislators Celebrate Passage of Disaster Aid Bill

Hispanic State Legislators Celebrate Passage of Disaster Aid Bill: The National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL), which represents the over 425 Hispanic state legislators from across the United States, including Puerto Rico, celebrates the bipartisan effort that led to the Congressional approval of $19.1 billion in disaster relief for victims of Western wildfires, Midwestern flooding and hurricanes that hit the Southeast and Puerto Rico, among other areas of the country.

May 20, 2019

NHCSL advocates for the expansion of voting rights

NHCSL recently testified at a hearing by the US Election Assistance Commission (EAC) regarding the proposed Voluntary Voting System Guidelines.

Apr 2, 2019

Hundreds of Hispanic state legislators join LatinoJustice’s SCOTUS amicus brief against 2020 Census citizenship question

In a historic first, NHCSL joins LatinoJustice PRLDEF, the Hispanic Federation and the Hispanic National Bar Association, in filing an amicus brief before the U.S. Supreme Court against the citizenship question in the 2020 Census

Nov 19, 2018

Legisladoras Latinas Llevan a Cabo 1ra Academia de Liderazgo en Rutgers

WASHINGTON, DC / NEWBRUNSWICK, NJ – El Caucus Nacional de Legisladores Estatales Hispanos (NHCSL, por sus siglas en inglés) llevó a cabo su primera Academia de Liderazgo de La Iniciativa “Latinas Lead” este fin de semana, junto al Centro para las Mujeres Estadounidenses y la Política (CAWP, por sus siglas en inglés). El CAWP es parte del Instituto Eagleton de Política, que a su vez forma parte de la Universidad de Rutgers. La academia incluyó sesiones de adiestramiento, paneles de discusión y oradores especiales, con el propósito de ayudar a legisladoras estatales latinas a escalar posiciones de mayor liderazgo en sus capitolios estatales, al igual que reclutar candidatas latinas para puestos electivos a nivel estatal.

Nov 19, 2018

Latinas Lead Holds 1st Leadership Academy at Rutgers

WASHINGTON, DC / NEWBRUNSWICK, NJ – The National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL) held its first-ever Leadership Academy of NHCSL’s Latinas Lead Initiative this weekend, in partnership with the prestigious Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), which is housed within Rutgers University’s Eagleton Institute of Politics. The academy included training sessions, panel discussions, and guest speakers that came to help current Latina state legislators scale the leadership ranks in their State Capitols, as well as recruit potential Latina candidates for state-level office.

Sep 5, 2018

Quad Caucus Requests the Immediate Reunification of Families at the Southern Border

The Quad Caucus condones the willful separation of children from parents seeking asylum in our nation’s southern border. Although action has been taken to reverse this policy, we must ensure that we do not allow this to be repeated.

Aug 30, 2018

Legisladores Latinos Lamentan la Muerte del Senador McCain, Hacen Llamado a Todos Los Servudores Publicos a Seguir Su Ejemplo

WASHINGTON, DC – Hoy, miembros del Caucus Nacional de Legisladores Estatales Hispanos (NHCSL por sus siglas en inglés) lamentaron la muerte del Senador de Arizona, héroe de guerra, candidato presidencial, prisionero de guerra y hombre de estado, John McCain. Los legisladores de NHCSL también hicieron un llamado a todos los oficiales electos de la nación a seguir su ejemplo de valentía, sacrificio, honor y poner al país primero.

Aug 30, 2018

Latino Legislators Mourn Passing of Sen. McCain, Call on All Elected Leaders to Follow his Example

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, members of the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL), mourned the passing of Arizona Senator, war hero, presidential candidate, POW and statesman, John McCain, and called on elected leaders at all levels of our Nation to follow his example of courage, sacrifice, honor, and country first.

Aug 23, 2018

Quad Caucus Supports a Full and Accurate 2020 Census

The Quad Caucus highly values the inclusion and representation of all communities of color in the 2020 Census. Census has a significant impact on federal funding and democratic representation of all communities, particularly communities of color. States receive over $800 billion annually in federal funds for various programs and use Census data to allocate state budget resources. It is imperative that there is substantial support for a complete and accurate population count.

Aug 16, 2018

Rep. Gallego Joins National Latino State Lawmakers in Calling for Family Reunification Now

PHOENIX, AZ – Today, Congressman Rubén Gallego (AZ-07); the President of the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL), Senator Carmelo Ríos (PR); Arizona Latino Legislative Caucus Co-Chair, State Representative Diego Espinoza (AZ-19), and Delegate Elizabeth Guzmán (VA-31) gathered in Phoenix to call attention to the latest facts on the ground, related to family separation resulting from the Trump Administration’s so-called “zero tolerance policy” at the southern border. More than 30 Latino state lawmakers from across the country, the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, came to Arizona for NHCSL’s bi-annual Executive Committee meeting.