Thursday, September 08, 2011– Today the Hispanic Federation expressed strong support for the President’s call for a legislative package that will strengthen poor and middle class families by creating jobs, and provide relief for the unemployed.
Lillian Rodríguez-López, President of the Hispanic Federation, issued the following statement:
“The Hispanic community has been devastated by the economic downturn that started nearly five years ago. The President’s proposal will ensure that unemployed Americans have access to supports that help them provide for themselves and their families, will provide tax relief both for small business and individuals, will enhance summer youth employment programs, strengthen our schools and make strides toward addressing the long-term persistent unemployment rate that has disproportionately impacted Hispanics. What is needed now is for our elected leadership to come together and take swift action to pass these needed reforms so that millions of Hispanics can get back on a path to economic properity.”
The Hispanic Federation is a service-oriented membership organization of nearly 100 Latino health and human service agencies dedicated to promote the social, political and economic well-being of the Latino community. The Federation provides a wide-range of services geared towards strengthening Hispanic families and supporting Latino institutions serving over two million Hispanics living in the Northeast region. For more information, please visit www.hispanicfederation.org.