Press Releases

Apr 14, 2015: Rosie Pérez: Images and Wisdom

Rosie Perez on The View was a major step forward for Latin@s in entertainment. Find out how much further Hollywood needs to go to make programming more inclusive for Latin@ performers

Apr 14, 2015: Latinos, Groups Close Ranks Against Wisconsin Voter ID Law

Juan Cartagena explains the need for political outreach in Spanish and the dangers of "English-only" laws

Apr 13, 2015: Pregnancy Discrimination, Immigrant Women and Low-Wage Work

LJP's Joanna Cuevas Ingram and Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan write that while last month's celebration of the accomplishments of women in the country was welcomed, it cannot hide the decades-long battle for workplace justice and fairness the women must wage even today.

Apr 13, 2015: Jóvenes de NYC indignados por bloqueo de alivio migratorio

Organizaciones piden que no se dejen disuadir por la decisión judicial contra la acción ejecutiva

Apr 13, 2015: Antes de Selma, fue Fannie Lou Hamer

Su trayectoria personal refleja algunas de las vidas de tantas mujeres latinas que hoy en día son las líderes del trato digno y humano que merece la comunidad latina

Apr 13, 2015: Son menores de edad, no adultos

Juan Cartagena da consejo sobre que Gobernador Cuomo deberia hacer para el presupuesto del Estado de Nueva York

Apr 12, 2015: Artimañas políticas en Nueva Jersey

El cuatrienio político siempre oscila entre regalos o regaños para indignar o premiar cualquier grupo de votantes

Mar 27, 2015: LJP Signs Letter Urging NYS Legislature to Pass DREAM Act

LJP joined many other NYS Latino Leaders in urging the New York governor and legislature to pass a state DREAM Act.

Mar 27, 2015: House Republicans Backtrack About Spanish-Language Rebuttal To State Of The Union

Juan Cartagena explains the need for political outreach in Spanish and the dangers of "English-only" laws

Mar 27, 2015: LatinoJustice PRLDEF signed on to an amicus brief supporting the rights of home care workers to basic wage

LatinoJustice PRLDEF Associate Counsel Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan testified before the New York City Ciouncil on employment discrimination in this city and the need to implement measures, including testing, that can better help determine how particular communities of workers are being discriminated against and how employers are engaging in such discrimination.

Mar 27, 2015: Puerto Rico en peligro

La deuda de Puerto Rico es enorme y pone en peligro todo que ha logrado la clase trabajadora y la clase media de la isla

Mar 24, 2015: Korean and Latino Workers win $2.67 million wage judgment from Kum Gang San

LatinoJustice PRLDEF Associate Counsel Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan testified before the New York City Ciouncil on employment discrimination in this city and the need to implement measures, including testing, that can better help determine how particular communities of workers are being discriminated against and how employers are engaging in such discrimination.

Mar 17, 2015: David López protege a los trabajadores

En este país el mérito en el trabajo muchas veces se desvaloriza. Precisamente cuando su trabajo requiere buscar maneras de proteger a los más marginalizados es que uno tiene que aguantar los cantazos de sectores que no quieren disminuir la igualdad.

Mar 4, 2015: LJP testifies before the NYC Council's Committee on Civil Rights on Employment Discrimination

LatinoJustice PRLDEF Associate Counsel Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan testified before the New York City Ciouncil on employment discrimination in this city and the need to implement measures, including testing, that can better help determine how particular communities of workers are being discriminated against and how employers are engaging in such discrimination.

Feb 24, 2015: LatinoJustice PRLDEF files Brief with the U.S. Supreme Court Requesting They Accept Appeal of Seventh Circuit Court Ruling Upholding the Wisconsin Voter ID Law.

LatinoJustice PRLDEF has joined a broad alliance of Latino, black, civil rights and other advocacy groups in urging the U.S. Supreme court to hear an appeal challenging Wisconsin’s voter ID law.

Feb 17, 2015: The Comey Speech Misses the Ñ

Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey broke new ground with an important speech this week about America's race problem in policing.

Dec 9, 2014: LatinoJustice Files Amicus Brief Requesting Florida Supreme Court to Redraw Congressional Maps

LatinoJustice PRLDEF on December 1st, 2014 filed an amicus “friend of the court” brief with the Florida Supreme Court in the pending appeal challenging the Florida Legislature’s 2012 congressional redistricting plan.

Dec 5, 2014: Herman Badillo's Biggest Contrbution

On December 3 Herman Badillo passed away at the age of 85. Herman Badillo had a significant impact in New York and made major strides for Latinos everywhere.

Dec 3, 2014: LatinoJustice PRLDEF Calls on Department of Justice to Investigate the killing of Eric Garner

In the wake of a New York grand jury failing to indict a police officer in the death of a Staten Island man, LatinoJustice PRLDEF and a coalition of community advocates are urging the U.S. Department of Justice to undertake a full federal civil rights investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Eric Garner, and the New York Police Department’s use of force policies.

Dec 3, 2014: David López protege a los trabajadores

En este país el mérito en el trabajo muchas veces se desvaloriza. Precisamente cuando su trabajo requiere buscar maneras de proteger a los más marginalizados es que uno tiene que aguantar los cantazos de sectores que no quieren disminuir la igualdad.

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