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Lopez on CNN Discussing Romney’s 47% ‘Controversy’

The media is making much hay from a video that was taped back in May of Mitt Romney saying that 47% of people on government assistance will not vote for him.  We agree with Gov. Romney that it was not a well crafted statement, and also with others who point out that the calculus is […]

Hispanic Leadership Fund on Forefront of First Amendment Victory

Appeals Court Vacates Lower Court Ruling in Van Hollen v. FEC

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Today an appeals court issued a unanimous ruling overturning a lower court in the Van Hollen v. Federal Election Commission case, in which the Hispanic Leadership Fund filed a motion to intervene.  HLF released the following statement from its president Mario H. Lopez regarding the decision: “The Hispanic Leadership Fund is pleased with this […]

Hispanic Leadership Fund Challenges Scope of “Electioneering Communications” Rules in Lawsuit Against the Federal Election Commission

DES MOINES, IA–The Hispanic Leadership Fund filed a lawsuit against the Federal Election Commission this week seeking clarification to cumbersome rules set forth by the Federal Election Commission surrounding what are called “electioneering communications.” This lawsuit seeks a preliminary injunction finding that advertisements that reference “the government,” “the administration,” “the White House,” and that include […]

We Must Move to Repeal and Replace President Obama’s Unaffordable and Unpopular Health Care Law

Patients and Families Must Come First

WASHINGTON, D.C.–The Hispanic Leadership Fund released the following statement today from its President Mario H. Lopez, reacting to today Supreme Court ruling: “The facts are that on every count, President Obama’s healthcare law has failed all Americans, including working Hispanic families that continue to bear the brunt of his economic policies.  Insurance premiums have gone […]

Wall Street Journal on What the Arizona Ruling Means for President Obama’s Reelection

Lopez: 'Obama is motivated purely by politics'

Today’s Wall Street Journal discusses the effect of the Supreme Court’s recent Arizona ruling on President Obama’s efforts to reconnect with Hispanic voters, and features a quote from the Hispanic Leadership Fund: Mario H. Lopez, president of the Hispanic Leadership Fund, which advocates for free enterprise and limited government, said Monday’s ruling doesn’t offset Mr. […]

Reaction to Supreme Court Immigration Decision

WASHINGTON, D.C.–The Hispanic Leadership Fund today released the following statement from its President Mario H. Lopez, reacting to today Supreme Court ruling Arizona’s SB 1070 immigration law: “Today’s Supreme Court ruling shows once again that government expansion is not a constructive way to address concerns over illegal immigration.  The court struck down three of the […]

HLF on NPR’s “Talk of the Nation”

Lopez: 'Obama Continues to Use Latinos as Political Pawns'

Hispanic Leadership Fund President was on NPR earlier today, discussing the announcement by President Obama that he will instruct the Department of Homeland Security to alter its enforcement priorities with regard to students who would be affected by various versions of legislation commonly referred to as the “DREAM Act.”  Lopez talked about the politics behind […]

Reaction to President Obama’s Immigration Announcement

Another Election-Year Political Ploy by the President, who Uses Latinos as Political Pawns.  But Will Republicans Fall Into Obama's Trap Once Again?

WASHINGTON, D.C.–The Hispanic Leadership Fund today released the following statement from its President Mario H. Lopez in response to President Obama’s announcement that the Department of Homeland Security will place a low enforcement priority on certain individuals who were brought to the United States illegally prior to the age of sixteen, and who meet other […]