Arkansas Latino community called on Congress to build stronger communities and a stronger America

WASHINGTON, DC — On March 8, a delegation from the Hispanic Women’s Organization of Arkansas (HWOA), based in Springdale, Arkansas visited Capitol Hill to urge their congressional representatives to support an agenda for building a stronger America and keeping our nation competitive.

The delegation met with Senators Blanche Lincoln (Dem,), and Mark Pryor (Dem.), and Representative John Boozman (Rep.) among others.

As participants in the National Council of La Raza’s (NCLR) National Issue Briefing and Advocacy Day, the HWOA delegation was among 200 representatives from 112 community-based Latino organizations in 38 states and the District of Columbia. The community representatives raised their voice to the concerns and goals shared by many of the 42 million Hispanics in the U.S.

They addressed issues critical to maintaining a workforce that is educated, healthy, and able to contribute fully to keep our economy strong and growing. Such issues include improving children’s health, early childhood education, economic mobility, juvenile justice, and comprehensive immigration reform.

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