NHLA Announces Senate's Most Wanted on DREAM Act

Dec 14, 2010, 08:18 ET from National Hispanic Leadership Agenda

Ten U.S. Senators Are Targeted by Latino Leaders for Vote This Week on DREAM Act

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tuesday morning the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) will host a press conference at the National Press Club to call out Democratic and Republican Senators who must come forward and vote for passage of the DREAM Act this week. These Senators have in the past supported the DREAM Act or represent states with large Hispanic populations. NHLA expects these Senators to stand with the students and for America's future.

The Senate is scheduled to hold a cloture vote on the bill as early as Tuesday after a bipartisan majority in the House passed their version of the legislation. The DREAM Act, under strict and arduous requirements, would offer a path to citizenship to immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and have served in the military or excelled academically. Senators Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Richard Lugar (R-IN) first introduced the historically bipartisan bill in 2001.

WHO:

Lillian Rodriguez-Lopez, Chair, NHLA

Brent Wilkes, Executive Director, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)

Gloria Montano-Greene, Regional Director, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO)

Hector Sanchez, Executive Director, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA)

WHAT:

Calling on undecided Senators to support the DREAM Act

WHEN:

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 @ 10:00 a.m. EST

WHERE:

The National Press Club, First Amendment Room

529 14th Street NW, Washington D.C.

Established in 1991, The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) brings together Hispanic leaders to establish policy priorities that address, and raise public awareness of the major issues affecting the Latino community and the nation as a whole. For more information, please visit www.nationalhispanicleadership.org.

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