Legislative Day & Capital Awards Dinner 2010

On May 12, 2010, the HNBA held its Legislative Day and Capital Awards Dinner. This year’s event was co-chaired by Liz Lopez and Alejandra Castillo. HNBA members from 20 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico participated in meetings with 84 bi-partisan Members of Congress. During these meetings, the HNBA advocated on important legislative issues, including (1) an HNBA model for an earned and secure path to citizenship and (2) increased compensation and diversity in the federal judiciary.

Legislative Day was kicked off with a Welcome Reception at Jones Day on May 11, 2010, where Congressman Ben Ray Luján (NM-3) served as keynote speaker. On May 12th, a Congressional Breakfast & Policy Briefing was held at the Capitol Visitors Center, where Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) served as keynote speaker. In addition, Leslie Sanchez, CEO, Impacto Group, served as moderator, and Andres Ramirez, Senior Vice President, NDN, and Estuardo V. Rodríguez, Jr., Director, Hispanics for a Fair Judiciary, served as panelists.

During the day, participants met with Members of both the House and Senate and gathered in the evening for the Capital Awards presentation. This year’s Capital Awards recipients were Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), Senator Lindsey O. Graham (R-SC) and Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez (IL-4). On May 13th, participants attended a briefing by senior level administration officials at the White House.

I. Final Agenda

II. 2010 HNBA Legislative Day Advocacy Topics

III. Special E-Noticias

IV. Press Releases

  1. Registration for the HNBA Legislative Day is Now Open!
  2. The Honorable Ben Ray Luján to Kick Off Hispanic National Bar Association’s Legislative Day
  3. The HNBA Holds Another Successful Legislative Day and Capital Awards Dinner

V. Pictures by Choice Photography
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VI. Picture Overview

From left to right: Jimmie Reyna, HNBA Past President; Rep. Ben Ray Luján (NM-3); Román D. Hernández, HNBA National President

HNBA Members at Legislative Day Congressional Breakfast & Policy Briefing

Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) being interviewed by NBC Universal correspondent Lori Montenegro at the Legislative Day Congressional Breakfast & Policy Briefing

From left to right: Eneida Roman, HNBA Commissioner; Miguel Alexander Pozo, HNBA Region III President and HBA-NJ President; Liz Lopez, HNBA National Vice President of External Affairs and Event Co-Chair; Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (IL-4); Sean Andrade, HNBA National Vice President of Programs

Román D. Hernández, HNBA National President; Senator Lindsey O. Graham (R-SC); Benny Agosto, Jr., HNBA Member

Uvaldo Herrera, HNBA General Counsel; Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (IL-4); Román D. Hernández, HNBA National President

From left to right: Estuardo Rodriguez, The Raben Group; Román D. Hernández, HNBA National President; Liz Lopez, HNBA National Vice President of External Affairs; Leslie Sanchez, Impacto Group; Andres Ramirez, NDN