August 10, 2010
Contact: Jason Llorenz
NHCSL ADOPTS FOUR RESOLUTIONS AT ITS SUMMER MEETING
Issues resolutions on access to capital, community nutrition, access to capital, retransmission consent
Washington, DC -- The President of the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL), Illinois State Senator Iris Y. Martinez, today announced the NHCSL Executive Committee adopted four resolutions at its summer, 2010 meeting. These resolutions have been adopted by the NHCSL Executive Committee and shall appear in front of the body at the November Summit for ratification.
The resolutions, which were adopted at the NHCSL Executive Committee Meeting on July 17, 2010, in Louisville, Kentucky, are as follows:
Resolution 2010-05: To support the passage of H.R. 3100, the Food Desert Oasis Act of 2009 and other action to address the nation’s food deserts
Resolution 2010-06: IN SUPPORT OF INCREASING ACCESS TO CAPITAL TO MINORITY-AND WOMEN-OWNED FIRMS AND GROWING THE US ECONOMY
Resolution 2010-07: IN SUPPORT OF PUERTO RICO’S “ACT FOR THE PREVENTION OF BACTERIAL MENINGITIS”
Resolution 2010-08: Calling on the Federal Communications Commission to reform its rules governing retransmission consent to ensure those rules protect consumers.
The Resolutions can be found in their entirety at www.nhcsl.org.
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The NHCSL is a nonpartisan organization representing the interests of Hispanic state legislators from all states, commonwealths, and territories of the United States. They are a catalyst for joint action on issues of common concern to all segments of the Hispanic community. NHCSL serves as a forum for information exchange and member networking; an institute for leadership training; a liaison with sister U.S. Hispanic organizations; a promoter of public/private partnerships with business and labor; and a partner with Hispanic state and provincial legislators and their associations representing Central and South America. For more information visit www.nhcsl.com.