LEGISLATION FOR SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN LATINO MUSEUM SECURES SUPERMAJORITY IN HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

The National Museum of the American Latino Act (H.R. 2420) is supported by over 290 bipartisan co-sponsors in the House Washington, DC — The National Museum of the American Latino Act (H.R. 2420), a bipartisan, bicameral bill to establish a museum on the National Mall dedicated to honoring the contributions of Latinos throughout American history, […]

CONGRESSIONAL HEARING ON DIVERSITY IN THE SMITHSONIAN HELD IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 

The National Museum of the American Latino Act (H.R. 2420) secured support of a bipartisan majority of the House  Washington, DC— Today, the Committee on House Administration is hosting a hearing on diverse stories in the Smithsonian Institution, Oversight of the Smithsonian Institution: Opportunities for Growth by Honoring Latino Americans and Asian Pacific Americans. Among […]

FORMER U.S. TREASURER ROSARIO MARIN TO RECEIVE PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD AT 2019 AMERICAN LATINO INFLUENCER AWARDS

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Friends of the American Latino Museum (FRIENDS), announced today that Rosario Marin, the 41st United States Treasurer, will receive the Public Service Award at the 2019 annual American Latino Influencer Awards (ALIAs) on Friday, December 6, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The […]

LA COUNTY SUPERVISOR HILDA L. SOLIS TO RECEIVE LEADERSHIP AWARD AT 2019 AMERICAN LATINO INFLUENCER AWARDS

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Friends of the American Latino Museum (FRIENDS) announced today that Hilda L. Solis, Los Angeles County Supervisor for the First District of Los Angeles County, will receive the Leadership Award at the 2019 annual American Latino Influencer Awards (ALIAs) on Friday, December 6, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the […]

Friends of the American Latino Museum to Host Forum on the Latino Narrative in America

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Friends of the American Latino Museum (FRIENDS), the only organization dedicated to the creation of a Smithsonian National American Latino Museum, today announced it will host a forum on the state of the Latino narrative in the U.S. on Friday, December 6, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at The Raben […]

LIEUTENANT COLONEL OLGA E. CUSTODIO TO RECEIVE VALOR AWARD AT 2019 AMERICAN LATINO INFLUENCER AWARDS

(Washington, DC) – Friends of the American Latino Museum (FRIENDS) announced today that among the honorees at the 2019 annual American Latino Influencer Awards (ALIAs) will be Lieutenant Colonel Olga E. Custodio, the first Latina military pilot in the United States Air Force (USAF). She will be recognized with the Valor Award, an award that […]

DORENE DOMINGUEZ TO RECEIVE LEGACY AWARD AT 2019 AMERICAN LATINO INFLUENCER AWARDS CEREMONY

Los Angeles, CA – Friends of the American Latino Museum (FRIENDS) announced today that among the honorees at the 2019 annual American Latino Influencer Awards (ALIAs) ceremony will be philanthropist and business leader Dorene Dominguez, who will receive the Legacy Award for her commitment to building opportunities to succeed for all. Ms. Dominguez will be […]

FIRST CONGRESSIONAL HEARING ON A NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN LATINO HELD IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 

Washington, DC— Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources hosted the first-ever Congressional hearing for the National Museum of the American Latino Act (H.R. 2420). The bill has 218 bipartisan cosponsors, a bipartisan Senate counterpart, and would establish the long overdue Smithsonian Museum on the National Mall dedicated to commemorating the 500 plus years of […]

Members of Congress and Latinx Leaders Host Press conference Following Historic Hearing on the National Museum of the American Latino Act

Washington, DC— On Thursday, October 17, the Friends of the American Latino Museum will host a press conference at the House Triangle following a historic House Committee on Natural Resources hearing for the National Museum of the American Latino Act (H.R. 2420). The press conference will be livestreamed. Who: Rep. Raul Grijalva, Chair of the […]

FRIENDS OF THE AMERICAN LATINO MUSEUM LAUNCHES FLORIDA REGIONAL LEADERSHIP NETWORK 

Friends of the National American Latino Museum (FRIENDS) announced the launch of its inaugural Florida Regional Leadership Network, featuring leaders in politics, civil rights, and business statewide including original bill sponsor and long-standing champion, fmr. Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. The network is a part of the FRIENDS national Regional Leadership Network program to galvanize support from […]