|Hispano Round Table de Nuevo México
MISSION OF THE HISPANO ROUND TABLE OF NEW MEXICO
Let the Mission Statement of the New Mexico Hispano Round Table reflect that
this Organization advocates:
- 1. Parity for Hispanos equal to our numbers and percentages of the population
of the State of New Mexico at all levels and in all sectors, public and
- 2. The defense of civil and human rights of all Hispanos of the State
of New Mexico.
- 3. Elimination of and opposition to discrimination against New Mexican
Hispanos in hiring, retention and promotion in all sectors, public and private.
- 4. Promote the achievement of excellence for all Hispanos in education
and in all sectors, public and private.
- 5. Promotion of the language, history, culture, arts, crafts, music and
values of the New Mexican Hispano.
- 6. The support, promotion and advancement of New Mexican Hispano elected
officials who support, advance and promote the well-being and improvement
of the status of New Mexico's Hispanos.
- 7. The recognition, support, encouragement and praise of excellence and
achievement by New Mexico's Hispanos.
- 8. Instilling pride in our people, heritage, military heritage, veterans,
language, culture, achievements and sacrifices of New Mexico's Hispanos,
especially among our youth, who need to know about our history, heritage
- 9. Promote positive and productive attitudes and efforts to achieve great
accomplishments and development to their full potential among New Mexico's
Hispano population, especially among its youth.
- 10. Promote a diversity of productive fields of study and careers for
New Mexican Hispanos, especially in the mathematics and the sciences and
especially among our youth.
- 11. Promote parity and full, equal and appropriate representation of
New Mexico's Hispanos in Congress in the House and Representatives and Senate,
in the Governor's Office, in the Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches
of the government of the United States and of New Mexico, in all state boards
and commissions, in the universities, community colleges, technical and
vocational and public schools and in all of New Mexico's public institutions
at all levels, especially at the President, Director and Professional levels
as well as in middle management.
- 12. The development of communication links, cooperation and understanding
among all of New Mexico's Hispanos and Hispano organizations and with Hispanos
nationally and internationally and with other ethnic groups and organizations
to promote the well-being and full development of New Mexico's Hispanos
and of the residents of New Mexico in general.
- 13. Create opportunities for New Mexican Hispanos through effective grass
roots advocacy and education to promote the hiring, retention and advancement
of New Mexico's Hispanos in all of New Mexico's public and private institutions
to reach parity equal to our numbers and percentages of the population of
the state of New Mexico.
- 14. Promote efforts to bring about unity and parity for all New Mexico's
Hispanos to eliminate the poverty, hunger, inordinately high dropout rates,
destructive gang activity, inordinately high incarceration rates, drug addiction,
homelessness, illiteracy, discrimination, exclusion and the many ills which
afflict the Hispano community of New Mexico.
- 15. Utilization of Affirmative Action and any and all other remedies
required to bring about parity and equality for New Mexico's Hispanos to
bring us into full representation by stressing promoting and advocating
for the hiring of New Mexican Hispanos at all level and in all sectors of
employment, public and private.
- 16. Promote and support bilingual education and the learning and use
of the Spanish language, one of the official languages of the State of New
Mexico, in the public schools, universities and public institutions, as
provided for in the Constitution of the State of New Mexico, to develop
educated native speaker proficiency in the Spanish and English languages
for all Hispano students in the state of New Mexico. Support the use of
the Spanish language for all examinations and public documents, wherever
feasible and not harmful to the public safety and welfare, for the benefit
of non English Speaking residents of New Mexico to facilitate their full
participation as citizens of the State of New Mexico and of the United States.
- 17. Promote the economic Development of the State of New Mexico and of
our poorest Hispano communities in the barrios of the state's largest cities
and towns and in our villages and rural communities from the mountains of
northern New Mexico to the colonias of southern New Mexico and all of the
impoverished Hispano towns, villages, rural communities and ranches in between
within the borders of our state. We will promote economic development so
that our Indohispano youth and their parents will not have to leave their
ancestral homelands to find employment or lose their homes, farms, ranches,
etc. to outside speculators and gentrification.
We will promote the use of our youth and their brainpower, talents and
education to improve the lot of our people in their own communities through
homegrown industries and entrepreneurship as well as by attracting appropriate
industries to the impoverished Hispano communities and rural areas of
our state and ancestral homelands to even up the development and to even
the playing field with the Río Grande Corridor and the Anglo population
in the State of New Mexico.
- 18. Work to raise the overall status of New Mexico's Hispanos and the
State of New Mexico from last place in all of the good social indicators
and first place in all of the bad social indicators to the upper strata
of human well being in the United States and the world.
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