WATCH THE FIRST-EVER NATIONAL LATINO MUSEUM CONGRESSIONAL HEARING
Latinos are the most underrepresented ethnic group in the entire Smithsonian institution counted as both staff and collections. By its own admission, its 1994 Willful Willful Neglect report showed that the Smithsonian Institution has drastically left out the contributions of American Latinos, and 25 years later, the UCLA report Invisible No More showed that very little progress has been made.
After 25 years of fighting for this museum, we are now closer than ever to making it a reality. As of October 13th, the bill has 215 bipartisan co-sponsors in the House and 25 in the Senate– the highest numbers ever.
Thanks to your continued support and because you’ve shared your stories and messages, the time has finally come as we finally have our first-ever Congressional Hearing on the Smithsonial National Museum of the American Latino with theHouse Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands.