SENATE HOLDS HEARING ON LEGISLATION TO CREATE A NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN LATINO

Senate bill sponsors, former Museum Commissioner Eva Longoria, FRIENDS Board Chair Danny Vargas argue it is time to approve National American Latino Museum Act Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, the Senate Rules Committee held a hearing on the National Museum of the American Latino Act (S. 1267), which would establish a museum in the Smithsonian Institution […]

SENATE ANNOUNCES HEARING ON LEGISLATION TO CREATE A NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN LATINO

Washington, D.C. – Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) announced this week that on November 17, the Senate Rules Committee will hold a hearing on the National Museum of the American Latino Act (S. 1267), which would establish a museum in the Smithsonian Institution dedicated to the preservation and celebration of over 500 years of American Latino […]

FNMAL AND GOLIKE ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP TO HIGHLIGHT LATINO CONTRIBUTIONS

Co-founders Mariana Atencio and Mirna Couto join effort to drive the narrative around the Latino experience and advocate for the creation of a National Museum of American Latino History (Washington, D.C.) – Friends of the American Latino Museum (FRIENDS), a national advocacy campaign striving for the creation of a Smithsonian National American Latino Museum proudly […]

VICTORY: HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PASS LEGISLATION TO CREATE SMITHSONIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN LATINO

Friends of the American Latino Museum calls on the Senate to similarly move on and pass companion bill, S.1267 Today, Friends of the American Latino Museum (FRIENDS) announced a victory in its quarter century-long campaign to establish a museum of American Latino history. The House of Representatives approved the National Museum of the American Latino […]

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO VOTE ON LEGISLATION TO CREATE A NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN LATINO

The National Museum of the American Latino Act (H.R. 2420) is supported by a supermajority of 295 bipartisan co-sponsors in the House (Washington, D.C.) – House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) announced this week that on Monday, July 27, the House of Representatives will advance the National Museum of the American Latino Act (H.R. 2420), […]

FRIENDS OF THE AMERICAN LATINO MUSEUM WELCOME NEW BOARD MEMBERS

Former Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, entrepreneur Jorge A. Plasencia, and humanitarian and diplomat Claudia Romo Edelman join the initiative’s board of directors (Washington, D.C.) – Friends of the American Latino Museum (FRIENDS), a national advocacy campaign striving for the creation of a Smithsonian National American Latino Museum, announced three new members of the organization’s board of […]

Friends of the National American Latino Museum Launch Latinos Making A Difference Campaign to Highlight Those Taking Action to Help Amidst COVID-19

(Washington, D.C.) – In line with its mission of lifting up the untold and often overlooked stories of the American Latino community, Friends of the American Latino Museum (FRIENDS) has launched Latinos Making a Difference (LMD), a national digital campaign to highlight everyday people and prominent leaders in the Latino community who are taking action […]

FRIENDS OF THE AMERICAN LATINO MUSEUM ANNOUNCE 2020 DESIGN CONTEST WINNER

  (Washington, D.C.) – Friends of the American Latino Museum (FRIENDS) announced today that Indianapolis, Indiana-based artist Cristiano Mattos is the winner of the FRIENDS’ 9th annual design contest. Presented with the generous support of Target and AARP, the annual contest invites artists from around the country to share their vision of what American Latino […]

FRIENDS OF THE AMERICAN LATINO MUSEUM LAUNCHES 9TH ANNUAL DESIGN CONTEST

(Washington, D.C.) – Friends of the American Latino Museum (FRIENDS) launched its 9th annual design contest this morning to showcase the work of Latino and Latina artists across the country. Presented with the generous support of Target and AARP, the annual digital contest celebrates the Latino community’s rich heritage and talent, inviting artists to share […]

FRIENDS OF THE AMERICAN LATINO MUSEUM APPLAUDS THE SWEARING IN OF JOVITA CARRANZA AS SBA ADMINISTRATOR

(Washington, D.C.) – The Friends of the American Latino Museum (FRIENDS) congratulates the Honorable Jovita Carranza on being sworn in as the 26th Administrator of the Small Business Administration. Carranza was confirmed by the Senate with broad bipartisan support, and has pledged to remain a tireless advocate for underserved communities in her role leading the […]