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Lugenbuhl Shareholder Elia Diaz-Yaeger Participates in Hispanic National Bar Association Advocacy Efforts in Washington, D.C.


05/25/2016

Elia Diaz-Yaeger, Lugenbuhl shareholder and national secretary of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) recently participated in HNBA advocacy efforts in Washington, D.C. on May 18 and 19. Diaz-Yaeger, along with the HNBA Board of Governors, HNBA members from across the country and leaders from affiliated state and local Hispanic bar associations, gathered in our nation’s capital to meet with members of Congress and White House officials to advocate for issues of common concern to the Hispanic community.

The HNBA prioritized time with congressional leaders, staff members and White House officials on the following four issues: 

  • Timely confirmation hearings on the US Supreme Court nomination of Judge Merrick Garland
  • Voting Rights Advancement Act
  • Criminal Justice Reform
  • Puerto Rico Debt Crisis

As the National Voice of the Hispanic Legal Community™ the HNBA is the nation’s leading advocate for Hispanic attorneys, judges, law professors, legal assistants, law students and other legal professionals in the United States and its territories. The HNBA advocates on issues of importance to the Hispanic community. The advocacy efforts are selected to reflect the current environment and include joining in amicus briefs, issuing press releases and appearing before media outlets, officials and testifying before the U.S. Congress.

The HNBA’s legislative and advocacy priorities for 2016 include:

  • Comprehensive Immigration Reform
  • Voting RightsAdvancement Act
  • Timely Confirmation of Diverse Judges and Executive Branch Nominees
  • Criminal Justice Reform
  • LGBTNon-Discrimination
  • Equal Pay and Minimum Wage
  • STEM Education & Broadband Access
  • Legal Representation of Refugees
  • Puerto Rico Debt Crisis

Learn more about Diaz-Yaeger on her profile

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