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April 4, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
Contact:
  Nelly Robles    202-434-8070
                nelly.robles@nhcsl.org

National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL) Names Senator Victor Ramirez (MD) and Senator Martin Dilan (NY) Chair and Vice Chair of the
Law & Criminal Justice Task Force

Washington, D.C. – April 4, 2012 – The National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL) announced the appointment Senator Victor Ramirez (MD) and Senator Martin Dilan (NY) as Chair and Vice Chair of the newly created Law and Criminal Justice Task Force. The role of the task force is to review and develop policy solutions that represent the interests and needs of the Hispanic community on a host of criminal justice, law enforcement and judiciary issues.

Senator Ramirez (MD) had a long tradition of public service. He has donated his services to organizations like the House of Ruth, which provides domestic violence victims with free legal representation. Currently, Senator Ramirez (MD) is a partner at Malouf and Ramirez, LLP in his home state of Maryland. "As Chair, I look forward to working with my colleagues to ensure equal application of the law at the state and federal level, as well as highlight local government bodies who are promoting best practices that ensure the active participation of Latinos who wish to improve community safety." stated Senator Ramirez (MD).

Senator Martin Dilan (NY) is currently serving his fifth year in the New York State Senate and most notably serves on the Judiciary and Rules committee. Prior to being elected to the State Senate, Senator Dilan (NY) served ten years as a member of the New York City Council. During his tenure in the City Council, Senator Dilan (NY) distinguished himself as a diligent legislator, while maintaining a strong constituent service operation through his district office.

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The NHCSL is the premier national association of Hispanic state legislators working to design and implement policies and procedures that will improve the quality of life for Hispanics throughout the country. NHCSL was founded in 1989 as a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with the mission to be the most effective voice for the more than 340 Hispanic legislators. For more information visit www.nhcsl.org.

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