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2016 Advocacy Day


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In May of each year, the HNBA hosts Advocacy Day in Washington, DC. Over a 2-day period, HNBA Board of Governors, along with HNBA members from across the country and leaders from affiliated state and local Hispanic bar associations, gather in the Nation’s Capital to advocate on issues of common concern to the Hispanic community. Attendees participate in advocacy efforts before members of Congress and White House officials, and are invited to join in networking activities with government elected and appointed officials. This year Advocacy Day will take place on May 18-19, 2016, in Washington, DC.

We encourage your participation as one of our advocates during this important exercise of our fundamental civic rights. Our legislative and advocacy priorities for 2016 include:

  • Comprehensive Immigration Reform
  • Voting Rights Advancement Act
  • Timely Confirmation of Diverse Judges and Executive Branch Nominees
  • Criminal Justice Reform
  • LGBT Non-Discrimination
  • Equal Pay and Minimum Wage
  • STEM Education & Broadband Access
  • Legal Representation of Refugees
  • Puerto Rico Debt Crisis

A more complete description of the HNBA 2016 legislative and advocacy priorities can be found here. We will prioritize our time with congressional leaders, staff members, and White House officials, on the following four(4) issues:

  1. Timely confirmation hearings on the US Supreme Court nomination of Judge Merrick Garland;
  2. Voting Rights Advancement Act;
  3. Criminal Justice Reform; and
  4. Puerto Rico Debt Crisis.