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June 17, 2014

NJ Revilla-Garcia

HACU supports HUD secretary nominee Julian Castro

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), a member of the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), a coalition of 37 preeminent national Latino organizations in the country, is among the supporters listed in an NHLA letter sent yesterday regarding the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Hearing on the nomination of the Honorable Julian Castro as the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The letter asks for a swift vote to confirm Castro as Secretary of HUD.  

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro’s nomination to serve as secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will be considered at a U.S. Senate hearing in Washington on Tuesday, May 17, 2014.

The hearings will be webcast live, 10 a.m. - Noon ET. To watch online on the committee hearing page, click here.

Statement from HACU President and CEO regarding Castro’s nomination

“The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) requests support in the hearing committee vote and final nomination vote to confirm Mayor Julián Castro’s nomination as the next Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development,” said Antonio R. Flores, President and CEO of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU). “Mayor Castro would bring to the position the experience and vision of an energetic mayor of the nation’s seventh largest city, a leader fully engaged with the issues facing those most in need of the services of HUD.”

If confirmed, Castro will become the third Latino on the President's second-term Cabinet and the third Latino to serve as Secretary of HUD since the department named its first Secretary in 1966.

Share supportive Facebook posts and tweets -- especially leading up to (and during) the 10 a.m. hearing -- include #Castro4HUD @NHLAgenda @HacuNews in your posts.