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Latino Leaders Announce 2013 Campaign for Immigration Reform

Posted: Dec 12, 2012


Leaders of national Latino civil rights and labor organizations announced on Wednesday a new campaign to push for comprehensive immigration reform in 2013. The groups issued a joint statement calling on President Obama and Congress to act immediately on reforms that will help the economy, workers and families. They are planning civic engagement campaigns for next year, along with report cards on Congress’ performance to be issued before the 2014 election. 

Issuing the joint statement were Janet Murguia, president and CEO of National Council of La Raza; Eliseo Medina, international secretary-treasurer of Service Employees International Union; Brent A. Wilkes, executive director of the League of United Latin American Citizens; Ben Monterroso, executive director of Mi Familia Vota; Maria Teresa Kumar, CEO/president of Voto Latino; Hector Sanchez, executive director, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement; Chris Espinosa, national director of advocacy for Hispanic Federation; Max Sevillia, director of policy and legislative affairs of NALEO Educational Fund.



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