Hispanic State Legislators Convene 8th National Summit in San Antonio, Texas

Hispanic State Legislators Convene 8th National Summit in San Antonio, Texas

Legislators Address Policy Concerns, Adopt Resolutions Addressing Key Issues


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WASHINGTON, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL) convened its 8th national summit of Hispanic state legislators November 11-14th in San Antonio, Texas. At the meeting, legislators adopted resolutions addressing key policy issues facing the Latino community.

NHCSL’s adopted resolutions can be found at http://www.nhcsl.org/policysection4.php.

“NHCSL’s resolution process, and the product of our debates, shows the breadth of issues upon which NHCSL is a voice,” said Senator Iris Y. Martinez, NHCSL President.

The adopted resolutions:

Resolution # 2010-9

Calling for enhanced quality higher education options for Hispanics

Resolution # 2010-10

Requesting federal, state, and local governments to adopt education reforms aimed at improving the United States standing in global test scores, graduation rates and overall education.

Resolution # 2010-11

Calling upon the Mexican government to enhance respect for Human and civil rights in the treatment of undocumented immigrants through Mexico

Resolution # 2010-12

Calling for the adoption of Health Information Technology, E-Prescribing and Electronic Health Records

Resolution # 2010-13

Calling on all state governments to support a policy framework that accelerates the deployment, infrastructure and production, of nuclear and renewable energy in the United States.

Resolution # 2010 -14

In support of driving mental health awareness in the state governments

Resolution # 2010-15

Calling on state legislatures to support changes to employment security system funding

Resolution # 2010-16

Promoting mental health treatment parity in the Hispanic population and promoting unrestricted access to mental health drugs

Resolution # 2010-18

Urging support for diabetes awareness and testing among Hispanics Communities.

Resolution # 2010-19

Honoring the service and life of the late Arizona State Senator Jorge Luis Garcia

Resolution # 2010-20

In support of increasing media diversity through Latino-owned and operated firms; growing the Latino audience

About NHCSL

The NHCSL is the premier national association of Hispanic state legislators working to design and implement policies and procedures that will improve the quality of life for Hispanics throughout the country. NHCSL was founded in 1989 as a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c) 3 with the mission to be the most effective voice for the more than 300 Hispanic legislators. For more information visit www.nhcsl.org.

SOURCE National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators

Hispanic State Legislators Convene 8th National Summit in San Antonio, Texas