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Apr 17, 2018

Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino Announces Expansion of Board of Directors

Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino

Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino (FRIENDS) announced today the addition of new members to its governing board, which includes leaders from across the political spectrum as well as business, media, finance and various other sectors.

Mar 19, 2018

Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino Launches 2018 Design Contest

Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino

The 7th annual design contest has been launched. Presented with the generous support of Target, this annual contest highlights the incredible work of Latino and Latina artists across the country and celebrates the diversity and richness of American Latino life. We thank all of our contestants that submitted their designs. As of April 20th, we are no longer accepting submissions.

Feb 1, 2018

Friends of the National American Latino Museum Launch Chairman’s Advisory Council

National Museum of the American Latino

The CAC will help key individuals involved with FRIENDS remain informed and engaged as they assist the organization in raising visibility and public support for the creation of a Smithsonian National American Latino museum.

Nov 29, 2017

Hispanic Heritage Foundation and Locos Por Juana Among Honorees at 2017 American Latino Influencer Awards Ceremony

The Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino

Senator Robert Menendez and Representatives Joaquin Castro, Dan Newhouse Tony Cardenas, and Ruben Gallego will participate in the evening's celebration of honorees

Nov 28, 2017

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Hispanic Federation to be Honored at 2017 American Latino Influencer Awards Ceremony

The Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino

Campaign to create National Smithsonian American Latino Museum honors leading figures in U.S. Latino history, art and culture

Oct 12, 2017

Nearly 100 National Organizations Sign On As Partners of Campaign for a Smithsonian National American Latino Museum

The Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino

Civil rights groups, Latino cultural organizations, business leaders, educators, and civil rights and labor rights advocates join the call for Congress to authorize a Smithsonian museum

Sep 25, 2017

Advocates push for Smithsonian museum for Latinos

USA TODAY's Hispanic Living magazine

Sep 8, 2017

We Stand With Dreamers

The revocation of DACA is based on a fundamental misunderstanding of the Latino story, the immigrant story, the American story.

Jun 28, 2017

Ten Museums That Don't Exist In D.C. ... Yet

DCist

By now you probably know that, come this fall, you'll be able to tour the latest big addition to the city's stock, the Museum of the Bible. But there are nine more museums you may not have heard of which plan (or hope) to open in the capital soon.

Jun 20, 2017

Diane Guerrero Helps Push for National Latino Museum in Washington, D.C.

Latina Magazine

Actress and activist Diane Guerrero joined lawmakers at the Capitol to help push the creation of a Latino Museum.

Jun 19, 2017

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen introduces bill for a National Smithsonian American Latino Museum

Miami Herald

Florida Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen introduced a bill on Friday that would establish a National Latino Museum on or near the National Mall in Washington D.C., a longtime goal for some members of Congress. The effort comes less than a year after the National Museum of African American History and Culture opened up near the Washington Monument after years of planning.

Jun 18, 2017

Push renewed for national Latino museum Effort has backing of key Texas GOP lawmakers

The Monitor

More than a dozen years after elected Latinos in Congress first started pushing for a museum on the National Mall celebrating Hispanic history and culture, they are rebooting the effort — with the help of some star power, Hollywood actress Diane Guererro.

Jun 16, 2017

Hispanic lawmakers introduce bill to create Latino American museum

Washington Examiner

Hispanic members of Congress on Thursday re-introduced a bicameral and bipartisan bill to create a national Smithsonian Museum of the American Latino.

Jun 15, 2017

Actress Diane Guerrero joins lawmakers' call for national Latino museum

USA Today

Latino members of Congress from both parties said Thursday that a national museum devoted to their people's contributions to American history is long overdue, and Passaic-born actress and immigration activist Diane Guerrero was there to urge them on.

Jun 15, 2017

Orange is the New Black’s Diane Guerrero wants a Latino museum: ‘Where’s our history?’

The Washington Post

Actress and activist Diane Guerrero joined lawmakers at the Capitol to help push the creation of a Latino Museum.

Jun 15, 2017

Bipartisan group, Netflix actress back bill for American Latino Museum

The Hill

A bipartisan group of legislators introduced a bill Thursday advancing the idea of a Smithsonian National American Latino Museum on the National Mall.

Jun 15, 2017

Effort to Create American Latino Museum on National Mall Gets Push in Bipartisan Bill

NBC News

While Washington has been focusing on a number of other issues, supporters of a Latino Smithsonian museum have been quietly working behind the scenes, pushing Congress to vote this year on legislation to move the project forward.

Jul 2, 2015

National Portrait Gallery Honors Dolores Huerta

Ms. Magazine

Feminist Majority Foundation board member and lifelong feminist activist Dolores Huerta was honored by the National Portrait Gallery last night as the first Latina person to have a featured exhibition at the museum.

May 20, 2015

El Museo Latino en el Smithsonian busca 3 millones para avanzar con proyecto

El futuro Museo Nacional del Estadounidense Latino, que se construiría en Washington como parte de la red de la Institución Smithsonian, necesita recaudar tres millones de dólares para avanzar con el proyecto.

Sep 6, 2014

Movement to Create National Latino Museum Gains Footing

Orange County Register

The House bill has 15 co-sponsors, eight of them Republicans, including Californian Jeff Denham. Democratic co-sponsors from California include Reps. Judy Chu and Lucille Roybal-Allard. Still, Republicans control the House, and the more of them Becerra can get on board, the more likely the bill will come to the floor for a vote.