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The 78 and Lincoln Yards will move the needle on minority hiring

 We can’t let a festering anti-developer atmosphere hold back Chicago’s minority- and women-owned businesses—and thus hold back the very neighborhoods that protesters want to protect.

Written by JORGE PEREZ
Hispanic American Construction Industry Association

Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot has been critical of the way tax-increment financing money has been deployed throughout the city, and her concerns—plus the concerns of new City Council members and many Chicagoans—nearly kept two big projects from being approved. The 78 and Lincoln Yards have now gotten the green light to proceed, in part because they agreed to meet higher minority hiring standards than the city currently requires—30 percent minority-owned businesses and 10 percent women-owned businesses as opposed to 26 percent and 6 percent, respectively. Still, skepticism persists.

Testimony on behalf of Metro DC Hispanic Contractors regarding 5G Upgrade in Washington DC Provided by Board Member Pedro Alfonso

TESTIMONY before the Committee on Transportation and the Environment on The Implementation of 5G Small Cell Teachnology in the District”
Monday, November 19, 2018

by pedro alfonso | on Behalf of The Metro DC Hispanic Contractors Association

Chairperson Cheh and members of the Committee on Transportation and the Environment I would like to thank you for organizing this important hearing on small cell development in the District of Columbia. My name is Pedro Alfonso, President and CEO of Dynamic Concepts Inc and Board member of the Metro DC Hispanic Contractors Association (HCA). I am here today to testify on behalf of the Hispanic Contractor Association, a multi-cultural member organization comprised of mostly small businesses that are either in or supporting the construction industry in DC and around the region.

39 National Hispanic Organizations Send Message to DHS Dir. Nielsen

This morning, Voto Latino joined thirty-nine national organizations in protest of the Department of Homeland Security’s deliberate, relentless, and systemic attack on the community we represent. In a letter directed to Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen, Voto Latino and the country’s leading Latino organizations and allies enumerate the abuses carried out by DHS, and demand an immediate explanation as to how the department will remedy these clear violations of civil rights and basic American values.

The letter to Secretary Nielsen is in the voto latino website

NAHP Hires Jose Sueiro as Executive Director

The National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP) has entered into an agreement with Jose Sueiro to serve as the organization's Executive Director headquartered at the National Press Building in Washington DC.

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