Who Speaks for Hispanics?: Hispanic Interest Groups in Washington

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  • Copyright: 2010-01-01
  • Publisher: State Univ of New York Pr
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Latinos, now the largest minority in the United States, have been described by media as the "sleeping giant" of U. S. politics. They have a history of discrimination and the related problem of anti-immigrant sentiment and a lack of progress in the American school system. How do they respond to these challenges? Who leads this diverse community, and how do they make their voices heard in the policy-making process? This timely and informative book takes two issues-immigration and charter schools-and the two largest national Hispanic interest groups-National Council of La Raza and the League of United Latin American Citizens-and reveals the character ad substance of the leaders in the Hispanic advocacy community. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Deirdre Martinez is Director of both the Fels Public Policy Internship and Penn in Washington Programs and a Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

List of Figuresp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
The Actorsp. 19
NCLR and LULACp. 29
Education Reform Effortsp. 89
Goal Formation on Charter Schoolsp. 107
Goal Formation on Immigration Reformp. 137
Conclusionp. 149
Referencesp. 157
Indexp. 169
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