The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), a coalition of 39 of the most prominent Latino organizations representing the nation’s 57 million Latinos, will discuss the financial crisis in Puerto Rico on Tuesday, July 28th during press conferences in New York City, Orlando and on Capitol Hill.
A NHLA press release explained that “[a]s Puerto Rico continues to endure a growing economic crisis, Puerto Ricans and Latinos on the mainland are growing impatient with Washington as leaders have failed to step up to assist 3.5 million American citizens living on the island.”
Union leaders from Service Employees International Union (SEIU), American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and United Automobile Workers (UAW) have also weighed in with the Obama Administration making the case that it is time for the federal government to intervene to help the United States’ most populous territory.
The event in D.C. will take place on Tuesday, July 28th at 10:00 am in room 402 of the Canon House Office Building. Speakers will include: Hector Sanchez, Chair, National Hispanic Leadership Agenda; Honorable Nydia Velazquez, U.S. House of Representatives (D-NY); Jose Calderon, President, Hispanic Federation, and possibly others.