Monthly archives for August, 2009

ESPERANZA REMEMBERS SENATOR EDWARD M. KENNEDY

SENATOR EDWARD M. KENNEDY (D-MA) 1932-2009 Senator Edward Kennedy lost his battle to cancer yesterday evening. The Esperanza family expresses our condolences to the loss of one of our national leaders. At the 2007 National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast and Conference, Esperanza presented Senator Kennedy with the Esperanza Leadership Award based on the biblical verse, Joshua…

140,000 Participate in Historic Faith Call with President Obama Sponsored by the Latino Leadership Circle and other Religious Organizations

Statement from Faith in Public Life, PICO National Network, Sojourners and Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good   Washington, DC – An estimated 140,000 people of faith gathered on a historic national conference call with President Barack Obama and the American faith community.  Sponsored by more than thirty religious denominations and organizations that cut…

Latino Leadership Circle sponsors Nationwide call with President Obama on Health Care Reform

Dear Colleague:   If you had the chance, would you like to be on a phone call with the President of the United States?   On Wednesday August 19, at 5 p.m. you will have an opportunity to do just that.   President Obama has agreed to participate in a nationwide phone call with the…

For Puerto Ricans, Sotomayor’s Success Stirs Pride

  Half a century later, the long and sometimes bittersweet history of Puerto Ricans in New York added a celebratory chapter on Thursday as the Senate confirmed Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court. Her personal journey — from a single-parent home in the Bronx projects to the Ivy League and an impressive legal…

Congratulations Judge Sonia Sotomayor !

 Latino Leadership Circle congratulates Judge Sonia Sotomayor on her appointment as Supreme Court Judge. Sotomayor, a 55-year-old federal appeals court judge, will be the 111th person to sit on the high court and the third female justice. Sotomayor is the nation's first Hispanic Supreme Court justice. Judge Sotomayor's rise from humble beginnings is an inspiring…