FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 22, 2018
Contact: Jacqueline Sandoval
PHOENIX, State Capitol – The National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators recently appointed three Democratic members of the Arizona House of Representatives to leadership roles. The Caucus is a membership organization that advocates for policy changes that address the issues facing Hispanic communities.
Rep. César Chávez, D-Phoenix (District 29), has been appointed to serve as the vice chair of the Immigration, Human and Civil Rights Taskforce with the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators.
The taskforce is charged with keeping the organization up-to-date on trends and events related to immigration and human and civil rights. Taskforce members are also responsible for drafting resolutions intended to influence congressional actions.
Rep. Diego Espinoza, D-Tolleson (District 19), was appointed to serve on the executive committee.
" I look forward to gaining valuable experience working with such great leaders that represent Latinos from across our country. Senator Carmelo Rios, newly elected President, has selected several members of our Latino Caucus; Arizona will Be well represented," Espinoza said.
Rep. Tony Navarrete, D-Phoenix (District 30), was appointed to serve as the Chair for the Latino Voting & Elections task force.
The National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators was established in 1989. Its membership includes more than 300 elected Hispanic state legislators from across the United States, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
For more information, go to www.nhcsl.org.
The bipartisan Arizona Latino Legislative Caucus has 17 members from both the state House and Senate. Members hold strategic leadership positions and promote legislation and policies that directly affect Latinos in Arizona. The caucus also encourages Latinos to engage in the political process through public policy and community events.