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Message from NHLI President Cristina Lopez

Cristina Lopez

Dear NHLI Supporters,

The National Hispana Leadership Institute (NHLI) has joined a coalition of organizations calling for the establishment of a Presidential Commission on Women and we are asking our supporters to sign a petition that will be sent to the new President.  The last Presidential women’s commission was established by President Kennedy in 1961, don’t you think it’s time for another one?

The effort led by WomenCount —a political non-profit organization that gives women of all generations and backgrounds from around the country a powerful voice in the political process—  will urge President Barack Obama to create a Presidential Commission on women in his first 100 days.

The Commission on Women would bring together the best thinkers across all political parties, generations, backgrounds, ethnicities, and industry sectors to make change happen.

This election has engaged millions of women from all walks of life and it is crucial that we capture the passion and enthusiasm generated and that we address the issues that have emerged (gender equality in pay, the role of women in rebuilding our economy, etc). 

As a growing and powerful Latina community, we must also assure that Hispanic women are at the center of the conversation and key partners in any initiative going forward. 

To find out more information and to sign the petition click here. (

Please  urge your friends to sign the effort and help us distribute it widely.

Thanks for supporting this effort!

Cristina López


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