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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Appoints HLF President to Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment

WASHINGTON, D.C.–The Hispanic Leadership Fund announced today that the organization’s President, Mario H. Lopez, has been appointed by the Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to serve on the FCC’s Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment (ACDDE). “I am excited and honored to join an advisory committee that will give advice and insight to the […]

Statement on President Trump Rescinding DACA Program

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Hispanic Leadership Fund President Mario H. Lopez issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA): “The sad reality is that President Obama did overstep his Constitutional authority to implement the DACA program.   HLF was front and center at the time of President […]

Leading Latino Conservative Leaders Call on President Trump to Maintain DACA in Place and Support DREAM Act

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Today some of the most prominent national Latino and conservative leaders released the following statement regarding the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: We have been encouraged by President Trump’s comments about the future the undocumented immigrants who have benefited from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  Right after […]

Statement Responding to Joe Arpaio Pardon:

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Hispanic Leadership Fund President Mario H. Lopez issued the following statement in response to the pardoning of Joe Arpaio: “Joe Arpaio repeatedly violated the U.S. Constitution and the fundamental rights of American citizens.  Federal courts found him to be indiscriminately and illegally profiling Latinos and then refusing to stop when ordered by the court, […]

Statement on U.S. Senate Health Care Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Hispanic Leadership Fund President Mario H. Lopez issued the following statement in response to today’s pending vote on healthcare vote in the U.S. Senate: “The Hispanic Leadership Fund strongly encourages all Members of the U.S. Senate to move forward on creating a patient-centered healthcare plan that will allow working American families access to more […]

Hispanic Leadership Fund Announces Gus Portela as Director of External Affairs & Operations

WASHINGTON, D.C.–The Hispanic Leadership Fund announced today it has expanded its team, hiring Gustavo J. Portela as its Director of External Affairs & Operations. “Gus is bringing terrific experience and skills to HLF as we continue to focusing on expanding our advocacy and communication activities in Latino communities across the United States,” said HLF president […]

Statement on Change in Cuba Policy

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Hispanic Leadership Fund President, Mario H. Lopez, issued the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s speech today in Miami on Cuba policy: “The Hispanic Leadership Fund applauds President Trump for working to ensure that U.S. funds are not channeled to a government that fails to meet the most fundamental requirements of a […]

HLF Joins Coalition Advocating to Protect Federalism in Tort Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C.–The Hispanic Leadership Fund, along with several other conservative organizations, wrote a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan opposing H.R. 1215, a bill that would ‘federalize’ state tort law.  The groups expressed concern about an approach that disregards federalism.  An excerpt is below: “Regardless of the merits of this bill, it is critical to note […]