Resolution 2.21 (Floor Submission)
For Consideration by the National Latino Congreso
Thursday, September 7th, 2006
Author: Tomas Gonzales & Jose Gonzalez
Organization: Long Beach LULAC
WHEREAS, there is no national forum to bring together healthcare issues on a national level. Latino communities want to come together to develop a platform of issues and policies; AND,
WHEREAS, There is a major shortage of nurses who are bi-lingual and bi-cultural. There are Mexican nurses who are properly trained and could be recruited to work in the USA until we can train US born young people to be nurses; AND,
WHEREAS, there is no Latino agency to address the health issues of Latinos on a national basis. We need a national infra-structure to educate the Latino community and advocate.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CONGRESO LATINO AS FOLLOWS:
1. That a national Latino Congreso on healthcare be established.
2. That the congreso endorse a program to bring Mexican and Central American nurses who are qualified and credentialed to work in the USA under a workers Visa (NAFTA & CAFTA).
3. That the creation of a national organization and infra-structure to address the concerns, educate and advocate for Latinos.