NEW BOARD CHAIR, EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP NAMED TO FRIENDS OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN LATINO

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino (FRIENDS), an advocacy campaign for the creation of a Smithsonian museum on the National Mall dedicated to the history of American Latinos in the US, announced today that Lili Gil Valletta has been appointed to lead its board of directors as chairwoman. In […]

VICTORY: LEGISLATION TO CREATE A SMITHSONIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN LATINO PASSED BY CONGRESS

Friends of the American Latino Museum celebrate passage as legislation advances to the White House Washington, DC — Last night, Congress approved the National Museum of the American Latino Act (H.R. 2420), which will create the long-overdue museum on the National Mall dedicated to commemorating over 500 years of American Latino contributions to the nation’s […]

Historian Letter to Senate Rules Committee

On November 16, 2020, Professor Stephen Pitti, Professor of History and Director of Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration (RITM) at Yale University submitted the following letter to the to the Senate Rules Committee on behalf of the 210 signatories. Dear Chairman Blunt and Ranking Member Klobuchar, We write as historians […]

Latino Museum Bill Letter to House and Senate Leadership

On December 14th, 2020 the letter below was submitted to Congressional Leadership with over 140 influential signatories to encourage the passage of the National Museum of the American Latino Act. If you are interested in adding your name to this growing list, please sign-up here.  Dear Leader McConnell, Senator Schumer, Speaker Pelosi, and Representative McCarthy: […]

SENATOR MIKE LEE BLOCKS LEGISLATION TO CREATE A NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN LATINO

Friends of the American Latino Museum views this move to block bipartisan legislation to honor American history as shameful Washington, DC — Today, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) opposed the movement to approve the National Museum of the American Latino Act (H.R. 2420) by unanimous consent. The legislation would create the long-overdue museum on the National […]

SENATE RULES COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY VOTES TO ADVANCE LEGISLATION FOR SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN LATINO MUSEUM 

Friends of the American Latino Museum applaud this step forward; call for the full Senate to bring legislation to a vote Washington, DC — Today, the Senate Rules Committee unanimously voted to approve and advance the National Museum of the American Latino Act, a bill to establish a museum on the National Mall dedicated to […]

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 […]