Campaign for Fair Latino Representation
Advocating for the full inclusion of Latinos in New York City government 

Welcome - Bienvenido
Who We Are
We are a citywide coalition of Latino community leaders who have come together to address the problem of the under-representation of Latinos in NYC govern-ment in appointments and the general municipal workforce. We are also concerned about the lack of a unifying citywide Latino policy agenda for the city and are developing a process to generate an effective Latino voice on municipal policy issues. The goal is to make Latinos full partners in governing New York City. 

If you support our mission, you are welcomed to join us in this campaign to help us in any way you can. Write to us to learn more at FairLatinoRepresentation@gmail.com.

In promoting our goal of increasing Latino representation in the New York city muncipal workforce, the Campaign has requested meetings with the four major agencies that oversee the city's diversity employment programs (and had a preliminary meeting with the Equal Employment Practicies Commission). However, an attempt to meet with these agencies and de Blasio deputy mayors in September 2015 resulting in the Campaign's representatives walking out because no deputy mayors were present.

These are the agencies that have been approached by the Campaign:

Department of Citywide Administrative Services, which houses the Citywide Diversity and Equal Employment Office;

Commission on Human Rights;

Equal Employment Practices Commission; and the

Commission on Gender Equity.
"Our communidad must be respected. Latinos must be at the table, and not just on the menu."

---Lucky Rivera
   Boricuas for a Positive Image
In the News

Bill De Blasio Created Tale of Three Cities
with Lack of Hispanic Leadership
By Eddie Borges, City & State (November 19, 2015)

"NYC Comptroller Stringer Meets with Campaign for Fair Latino Representation" By Angelo Falcón, The NiLP Report (Nov. 13, 2015)

"Toward a Progessive Latino Agenda for New York City" by Angelo Falcón, The NiLP Report (October 3, 2015)

"Latino Job Activists Walk Out of Meeting With de Blasio Aides" By Dan Rosenblum, The Chief (October 2, 2015)

"Javier Nieves: Why We Walked Out" An Interiew on The Jordan Journal, WBAI-FM (September 19, 2015)

"For Some New York Latinos, Enthusiasm for de Blasio Gives Way to Frustration" By Nikita Stewart, New York Times (August 27, 2015)

"Friday Conversation: Interview with Angelo Falcón, National Institute for Latino Policy" By Errol Louis, NY1 News' Inside City Hall (August 21, 2015)

"Mayor de Blasio Meets with Hispanic Federation" By Michael Cuza, NY1 News (September 3, 2015)

"Greater Diversity in City's Workforce Being Sought As Part of OneNYC Plan, But Latinos Fault Mayor1" By Dan Rosenbau, The Chief (May 4, 2015)

"Letter to the Editor: Don’t Exclude Latinos" By Janet Alvarez, New York Times (March 16, 2015)

Lacking Latinos: Angelo Falcón on Latinos and the de Blasio Administration (Video)
City & State TV (aired February 20, 2015)

Does NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Have A 'Latino Problem?'
By Raul A. Reyes, NBC News (Dec. 11, 2014)

“Latinos woefully underrepresented in de Blasio administration, group charges” 
By Sheila Anne Feeney. amNew York (November 17, 2014)

"Latino Leaders Blast de Blasio About Disrespect in City Government" 
By Jeff Mays, DNA New York (November 17, 2014)

"Latino leader rips de Blasio over lack of Hispanic appointments" 
By Carl Campanile, New York Post (October 21, 2014)

"De Blasio’s Latino problem: Is a growing community having too hard a time landing solid city jobs?" 
By Errol Louis, NY Daily News (December 2, 2014)

"Top Ranking New York City Government Latina Defends De Blasio Administration On Latino Hiring" 
By Rebecca S. Myles, Latin Post  (Nov 29, 2014)
NYS Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda defends Mayor de Blasio's exclusion of Latinos; Rev. Sam Cruz and Javier Nieves Counter

N E W S   R E L E A S E
November 24, 2015 

Still at the Margins:
Latinos in the 
De Blasio Administration

for more, click here
Queens NY Progressive Latino Policy Forum held ion Dec. 12, 2015 in Jackson Heights, covered by NY1 News
The Campaign for Fair Latino Reresentation on WABC-TV's Tiempo on December 11, 2015 (Video).
Latinos Oppose 
Mayoral Control 
of NYC Schools

To view letter from the 
Campaign to 
NYS Senate Majority Leader Flanigan, click here