Janet Murguia, the president of the National Council of La Raza, said Latinos had demonstrated their political power and now expected lawmakers to address the community’s issues.
“We’ve only scratched the surface,” she said at a news conference in downtown Washington. “We intend to continue to build that power. To grow that power. And now we intend to use it to advance comprehensive immigration reform.”
The coalition includes the Service Employees International Union, the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, the League of United Latin American Citizens, the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, Mi Familia Vota, Voto Latino and the Hispanic Federation.
Their demands for immigration legislation include a comprehensive package and what they call a “path to citizenship.”