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Hispanic Education Coalition

The Hispanic Education Coalition (HEC) unites more than 20 organizations dedicated to improving educational opportunities and outcomes for the more than 54 million Latinos and Latinas living in the United States and Puerto Rico. The HEC focuses on federal legislative issues relating to education including the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the Head Start Act, the Higher Education Act, adequate federal funding for education, and the educational concerns of English Language Learners. In each of these areas, the HEC strives to ensure that dialogue at the federal level regarding education issues reflects the education priorities of the Latino community.

Want to meet with HEC? Learn more about becoming a member? Secure a HEC speaker? Support our efforts? Contact co-chair Luis Torres by emailing LATorres@lulac.org or calling (202) 833-6130.

Current Co-Chairs of HEC

Luis Torres, League of United Latin American Citizens

Adam Fernandez, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund











LATEST Hispanic Education Coalition Developments

08/28/2014: Hispanic Education Coalition sends letter to Senate regarding the Higher Education Affordability Act.  Read the letter here.

03/21/2014- Hispanic Education Coalition sends letter to Congress regarding FY15 Appropriation priorities. Read the letter here.

02/11/2014- Hispanic Education Coalition sends letter to Senate urging the defeat of language resembling Senator Ayotte's child tax credit proposal which would prevent millions of Latino children from accessing child tax credit resources. Read the letter here.

07/30/2013: HEC sends letter to Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee in support of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 2013. Read a copy of the HEC WIA letter.

07/18/2013: HEC issues letter to the House of Representatives expressing opposition to H.R. 5, the Student Success Act of 2013. Read a copy of the HEC letter.

06/10/2013: HEC sends letter to Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Chairman Tom Harkin on the Strengthening America’s Schools Act of 2013. Read a copy of the HEC letter.

05/23/2013: HEC sends letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Leaderships on various education-related amendments to S.744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act. Read a copy of the HEC letter.

04/24/2013: HEC sends letter to House of Representatives urging support for critical programs supporting Latino students in the FY2014 appropriation legislation. Read a copy of the HEC letter.

02/28/2013: HEC sends letter to Senate leadership urging action to avoid sequestration process. Read a copy of the HEC letter.

02/28/2013: HEC sends letter to House leadership urging action to avoid sequestration process. Read a copy of the HEC letter.

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