Press Releases

Aug 26, 2015: LJP Mourns the Death of Puerto Rican Icon Miguel "Mike" Rivera

On behalf of LatinoJustice PRLDEF I express my sincere condolences to the family and friends of one of the Puerto Rican icons of New Jersey, Mr. Miguel “Mike” Rivera. New Jersey’s Latino community lost an incredible advocate for justice and respect for the state’s vibrant Latino family.

Jul 28, 2015: LatinoJustice PRLDEF Urges Federal Government to Immediately Address Puerto Rico’s Economic Crisis

LatinoJustice PRLDEF joins the calls for the United States government to address the economic crisis now plaguing Puerto Rico. As an organization with over 40 years working in the Puerto Rican community both in the United States and in Puerto Rico, we have seen the application of unjust laws and practices to people of Puerto Rico and today see the resulting disastrous economic consequences of them.

Jul 17, 2015: NHLA Calls for Immediate Federal Intervention to Help Puerto Rico

The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) issued a letter to President Obama, Speaker Boehner and Majority Leader McConnell calling for action in Puerto Rico. LatinoJustice is one of the 39 signatories calling for action.

Jun 24, 2015: LatinoJustice Commends Introduction of Voting Rights Advancement Act

LatinoJustice PRLDEF thanks the sponsors of the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2015 (“The Advancement Act”) for boldly introducing a bill that responds effectively to the Supreme Court opinion in Shelby County v. Holder. The Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2015 is a direct response to the Court’s call for contemporary voting rights protections, with narrowly tailored remedies designed to address modern violations and discriminatory practices.

Jun 19, 2015: Statement about Terrorist Attack in Charleston

The shooting in Charleston has left the nation in shock once again at the violence and terrorism that has been fostered on the families who were torn apart simply because of their race. While we applaud President Obama’s swift action to open a hate crimes investigation, this is not enough.

Jun 18, 2015: Statement About Immigration Crisis in Dominican Republic

Juan Cartagena issued a statement about the immigration crisis in the Dominican Republic

Jun 15, 2015: LatinoJustice PRLDEF Honors Latina Trailblazers

More than 200 supporters are expected Tuesday, June 16 to honor a host of successful and inspiring Latina Trailblazers at the LatinoJustice PRLDEF Sixth Annual Women’s Awards Breakfast at the Yale Club of NY. The Sixth Annual event honors Latinas who are leaders in their field, in our community and nationwide.

Jun 9, 2015: Cuando la palabra persona se limita a ciudadanos

Bajo el concepto de “una persona, un voto”, siempre se incluía cada persona, no solamente cada votante o cada ciudadano.

Jun 3, 2015: DREAMer Application to NYS Bar Granted

The New York State Supreme Court Second Department Appellate Division today issued a decision approving the bar application of Cesar Vargas, who was brought to the United States from Mexico when he was 5 years old and eventually graduated from City University of New York School of Law.

May 20, 2015: Long Island Advocates Form Coalition to End Biased and Abusive Policing

Dozens of community members and leaders gathered in front of the New York State Supreme Court in Central Islip today to announce the launch of Long Island United for Police Reform (LIPR), an unprecedented coalition seeking to end bias-based police practices in both Nassau and Suffolk counties. Comprised of advocacy organizations, lawyers, community organizers, and families who have been victimized by police misconduct, LIPR will call for accountability, oversight, and transparency in Long Island’s police departments.

Apr 21, 2015: Si así definen “radical” pues lo admito

Acabamos de recibir noticias de un artículo que acusa a LatinoJustice de ser una organización radical porque demandamos la excarcelación de Oscar López Rivera. Esta es la respuesta

Apr 17, 2015: Trabajadores Latinos y Coreanos ganan demanda de $2.67 millones al Restaurante Kum Gang San en New York City

Trabajadores Latinos y Coreanos ganan demanda de $2.67 millones a restaurante Kum Gang San en New York City.

Apr 14, 2015: Garner's Legacy Can Only Be Grand Jury and Prosecutorial Reform

Eric Garner's death cannot be in vain. More so than even the Ferguson Grand Jury verdict, the videotaped killing of Mr. Garner must spur wholescale reform in addressing the use of police abuse and excessive force in our broken criminal justice system.

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

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