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March 30, 2009


Hey folks,

Obama has nominated another qualified, competent Latino to the Feds. Check out the press release below issued by LULAC:

LULAC Applauds President Barack Obama’s Nomination Of John Trasviña For the Assistant Secretary of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity At The Department of Housing and Urban Development
Trasviña brings a history of experience in ensuring equal treatment under the law to the position

Washington, DC - The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the oldest and largest Hispanic civil rights organization in the country, commends President Obama for the nomination of John Trasviña as Assistant Secretary of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

“LULAC has worked alongslide John Trasviña as President and General Counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) for many years on issues of the upmost importance to the Latino community,” said LULAC National President Rosa Rosales. “Mr. Trasviña has spent his life as an incredible advocate for the Latino community and demonstrated a commitment to justice and equal protection for all under the law.”
Trasviña has federal experience working for President Clinton in 1997 as Special Counsel for Immigration Related Unfair Employment Practices and shown leadership in the Hispanic community as the Chair of the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA). Working with MALDEF and NHLA, Trasviña has led the charge to ensure equal treatment under the law for Latinos in a variety of arenas covering housing, health, economic empowerment, education, and civil rights. Given the huge challenges with the current housing market, it is important to have someone of this high caliber at HUD to enforce non-discrimination laws to protect all Americans. Trasviña brings education, work experience, and community involvement to the protection of civil rights. A native of San Francisco, Trasviña is a graduate of Harvard University and Stanford Law School.

The Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) administers and enforces major legislation that ensures equal access to housing, guarantees equal opportunity in all HUD programs and prohibits, to a limited extent, discrimination in employment with respect to HUD programs.

The League of United Latin American Citizens, the oldest and largest Hispanic membership organization in the country, advances the economic conditions, educational attainment, political influence, health, housing and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs operating at more than 700 LULAC councils nationwide.

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