Washington, DC— On the heels of an historic election with unprecedented Latino voter turnout, Hispanic community leaders from throughout the country will come to Capitol Hill on March 5 to advocate for the concerns of Latino families and work with the new administration and Congress to bring about real change for all Americans in the midst of a dismal economic crisis. A delegation from the Latin American Community Center, Voices Without Borders and Holy Angels Catholic Church based in New Castle County, Delaware, will come to Washington, DC to urge their congressional representatives to Guarantee Success for Latino Students, Make Economic Recovery a Reality, Build a Diverse America, Promote Safe Communities and Brighter Futures, Ensure an Equitable Health System and Defend Family Savings; End Abusive Lending>. The delegation is hoping to meet with Senator Kaufman, Senator Carper and Congressman Castle.
As participants in the National Council of La Raza’s (NCLR) National Advocacy Day, the Delaware delegation will be among nearly 350 representatives from 144 community-based Latino organizations in 34 states and the District of Columbia. The community representatives will hold their elected officials accountable for responding to the needs of Latino families, and of all Americans, including foreclosure prevention, immigration reform, health care reform, juvenile justice, quality education, and workforce development opportunities.