Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino

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Oct 23, 2014

New York City Council Approves Resolution Urging Congress to Pass Smithsonian American Latino Museum Act

Historic Resolution Was Sponsored by Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Passed Yesterday By Voice Vote

Aug 1, 2014

Friends of the American Latino Museum Announces Expansion of Board Leadership with Civil Rights, Private Sector, and Cultural Leaders

Five new board members added with the pivotal experience and influence needed to make a Smithsonian American Latino Museum a reality

Jul 29, 2014

Over 1,000 Americans at the Two Largest Latino Civil Rights Gatherings Call on Congress to Create a Smithsonian American Latino Museum

Over 1,000 Americans at the Two Largest Latino Civil Rights Gatherings Call on Congress to Create a Smithsonian American Latino Museum

Jul 17, 2014

Local Latino Elected Officials Call on Speaker Boehner

Local Latino Elected Officials Representing Almost 10 million Americans Call On Speaker Boehner to Support the Smithsonian American Latino Museum Act

Jul 11, 2014

American Latino Museum Supporters to Congress: “We’re Ready to Move In!” to the Arts & Industries Building

American Latino Museum Supporters to Congress: “We’re Ready to Move In!” to the Arts & Industries Building

May 29, 2014

American Latino Influencer Awards Honor NV Leaders for their Work in Promoting the Vital Role of Latinos in U.S. History and Today

American Latino Influencer Awards Honor NV Leaders for their Work in Promoting the Vital Role of Latinos in U.S. History and Today

May 27, 2014

U.S. Senators Harry Reid and Dean Heller to Show Bipartisan Support at the Friends of the American Latino Museum American Latino Influencer Awards with Las Vegas Community and Cultural Leaders

Honorees include Tony Sanchez of NV Energy and Manuel J. Cortez-Nevada State Attorney General, Catherine Cortez Masto is receiving on his behalf

May 14, 2014

PUERTO RICAN COLLEGE STUDENT WINS 2014 NATIONAL AMERICAN LATINO MUSEUM DESIGN CONTEST

Third-Annual Contest Draws Thousands of Votes for Contestant Zuleyra Pérez of Moca, Puerto Rico

May 8, 2014

Former American Latino Museum Commissioners and FRIENDS Board Meet with Congressional Leadership, Call for Passage of Smithsonian American Latino Museum Act

Bipartisan Leaders Met With Museum Advocates, including Senator Harry Reid, Congressmen Mario Diaz-Balart and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Apr 25, 2014

Friends of the American Latino Museum Announce Inaugural American Latino Influencer Awards in Houston

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Joins Celebration of Houston Leaders Committed to American Latino History, Arts and Culture

Apr 16, 2014

Friends of the American Latino Museum Announce 2014 Campaign Design Contest Finalists

Public Voting to Select This Year's Winner is Underway at AmericanLatinoMuseum.org

Apr 2, 2014

FRIENDS OF THE AMERICAN LATINO MUSEUM CONDEMNS SENATE BLOCK OF RESOLUTION HONORING CESAR CHAVEZ

Senator Menendez has offered the resolution for eight consecutive years without success

Dec 12, 2013

AMERICAN LATINO MUSEUM TOWN HALL AT USC URGES ACTION ON PENDING LEGISLATION TO DESIGNATE SMITHSONIAN ARTS AND INDUSTRIES BUILDING AS FUTURE HOME OF A SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN LATINO MUSEUM

U.S. Representative Xavier Becerra (D-CA-34) and Moctesuma Esparza join distinguished panel to call for passage of the Smithsonian American Latino Museum Act

Oct 10, 2013

Friends of the American Latino Museum Strengthen Leadership with Announcement of Executive Director and Civil Rights Leader to Join the Board of Directors

New leadership joins the organization and provides substantial support for the swift progress of the campaign to create a Smithsonian American Latino Museum

Oct 8, 2013

Miembros del “Tri-Caucus” del Congreso muestran su apoyo a la campaña por un Museo Smithsonian de los Latinos en los Estados Unidos

Los representantes Xavier Becerra, Judy Chu, Steven Horsford & Marc Veasey asistieron a un evento de Amigos durante la Conferencia Anual de Política Pública del CHCI

Oct 4, 2013

Congressional Tri-Caucus Members Show Their Support for Smithsonian American Latino Museum Campaign

Representatives Xavier Becerra, Judy Chu, Steven Horsford & Marc Veasey Attend FRIENDS's Annual CHCI Public Policy Conference Event

Jul 18, 2013

Friends of the American Latino Museum to Host Unparalleled Trio of Events During 2013 NCLR National Conference As A Call To Action

Participation in the Family Expo, a Superworkshop on the History of Latinos in the U.S. and a Reception Hosted by actress Aimee Garcia

Jun 25, 2013

Latino Influencers Discuss Underrepresentation of Latinos in the Telling of American History at 2013 NCLR Annual Conference

Workshop Presented by the American Latino Heritage Fund of the National Park Foundation, Friends of the American Latino Museum, and LATINO AMERICANS Documentary Special on PBS

Jun 11, 2013

Latino Inaugural 2013 Announces Grant to Latino Cultural and Historical Institutions Led By Friends of the American Latino Museum

FRIENDS Honorary Co-Chair, Eva Longoria, Former Commission Chair, Henry Muñoz and former Commissioner Andres Lopez, Also Award Grants to the Smithsonian Latino Center andthe American Latino Heritage Fund

May 22, 2013

Campaign to Build a National Smithsonian American Latino Museum Comes to New York City for a Benefit Performance by Cuban-American Actor Jay Alvarez

The Friends of the American Latino Museum Will Host Its Largest NYC Event To Date With Performance of "Be Careful! The Sharks Will Eat You!" at El Museo del Barrio

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