Advocacy – General Fund
For 41 years, the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has been the leading advocate for the economic and civic interest of the Houston Hispanic business community.
This year, the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce reaches 41 year of advocating for the economic and civic interests of the Houston Hispanic business community. Over the past forty-one years, the Chamber has evolved from a small group of active business leaders into the impactful organization with the reputation it enjoys today – the Leader of Houston’s New Majority ®.
Today, the Chamber represents the largest demographic group in the region, $60 billion in annual economic activity, and the fastest-growing voting bloc in the country.
And while we’re proud of the past 41 years, it’s now time to look forward.
Today we ask that you consider an investment in the Chamber’s Advocacy General Fund Campaign. This campaign will help support the vision of the organization for the next 41 years, and your investment will allow us to expand our advocacy and influence across the region.
We appreciate and value your on-going support.
2020 U.S. Census
For the 2020 census, widespread concern exists among leaders across the country that an accurate count
will be difficult to achieve. The Trump administration’s decision to include a citizenship question in the
survey for the first time since 1950 is the preeminent contributing factor. Demographers, experts and leaders
predict that simply including this question will depress response rates in immigrant households and,
in particular, across the Hispanic community.
Read more about the 2020 U.S. Census and learn why and how this is could affect Houston.
- Dr. Jeronimo Cortina, Associate Director & Associate Professor, Center for Mexican American Studies - University of Houston - Hispanics in Corporate Boards
- Lopez Negrete Communications - Economic Impact of Latinos in Houston
- Telemundo Presentation - 2017 Hispanic Impact Summit Data
Client on the links above to download reports
Over the years, the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's advocacy work has had an indelible impact on its members and the Hispanic business community. In 2018, the Chamber will continue its advocacy work to create a better, more business- friendly Greater Houston region. The Chamber's 2018 legislative priorities are:
- A permanent legislative solution for DACA recipients
- Protecting NAFTA
- Maximizing 2020 Census participation
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The Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce supports renegotiation efforts that seek to preserve and
modernize NAFTA, make it friendlier to the American worker, and introduce new energy-focused provisions
to better reflect the global business climate of the 21st century.
Read more about the future of NAFTA and our views about the renegotiation process
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This report offers a detailed look at the economic impact of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and its recipients.
Read more about the position of the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in regards to DACA
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Advocating for Business
- Top Houston business groups endorse city bonds on Nov. 7 ballot
- Houston ranks really low on list of cities competing for Amazon HQ, says study
- Staples To Help Replenish Houston Small Businesses Affected By Harvey
- Mayor of Houston defends his proposed property tax hike
- Houston Hispanic spending to represent 25 percent of market by 2022
- Houston Hispanic Impact Summit on Telemundo
- Houston Hispanic Impact Summit on NPR
- Houston Public Media– Murillo included on Facebook Live interactive interview
- DACA And Harvey Recovery Take Center Stage At Hispanic Impact Summit
- Amid Harvey recovery, small businesses roll up sleeves and get back to work
- DACA News Coverage by Local TV Media
- 'Dreamers' now face uncertain future, including those who helped in Harvey
- Protesters hit Houston streets after President Trump ends DACA
- Murillo: Rockets ownership should reflect Houston
- SB4 Detractors Use The Money Factor To Ask For Its Repeal
- 'Sanctuary cities' law could cost Texas billions, activists say
- Murillo, Foster: When your home no longer is sanctuary SB 4 sends chilling message to all immigrants in Texas
- Trump's proposed Mexico tariff flusters Houston businesses
- Houstonians protest against President Trump's plan to build border wall
- Hispanic Chamber 'alarmed' by Trump's immigration orders
- Houston Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce Representatives Attend Trump Inauguration
- Leader of Houston Hispanic Chamber expresses disappointment to Trump team in D.C.
- President of Houston Hispanic Chamber Met With Trump’s Transition Team
- Incubating diversity at the city controller's office
- Castro's death could open more business doors in Houston
- Latino business owners willing to give Trump a chance
- Houston business leaders sound off on Trump victory
- Texas and Mexico: ties that bind
- Houston's Cuba trade mission built up business relationships
- Houston mayor leads three-day trade mission to Cuba
- Turner, Houston business leaders seek opportunities in Cuba
- In Midst Of Oil Slump, There May Be Business For Some Of Houston’s Hispanic Firms
- The Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Addresses Supreme Court Decision on Immigration Executive Orders