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2017 Advocacy Day

Join the HNBA in advancing its advocacy priorities! 

In fulfillment of our mission, to be The National Voice of the Hispanic Legal Community and to advocate on issues that affect the Latino community, the HNBA hosts Advocacy Day in Washington, DC, in May of each year.  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 address 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 17-18, 2017, 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 2017 include:

  • 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
  • US-Cuba Engagement
  • Hates Crimes Act Enforcement
  • Banning of Racial Profiling
  • Increased Economic Opportunity

A more complete description of the HNBA 2017 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 five (5) issues:

  1. Immigration Reform
  2. Hates Crimes Act Enforcement
  3. Voting Rights Advancement Act
  4. Criminal Justice Reform
  5. Puerto Rico Debt Crisis