National Conference of Puerto Rican Women
NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF PUERTO RICAN WOMEN
NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF PUERTO RICAN WOMEN, an advocacy group concerned with the advancement of Puerto Rican women. Founded in 1972, the organization is dedicated to achieving greater political, economic, and social participation in the United States and Puerto Rico for Puerto Rican and other Hispanic women. In 1994 it had more than three thousand members in thirteen state chapters. The national headquarters, in Washington, D.C., works with other like-minded advocacy groups as a political lobbying force and promotes the creation of local chapters. Three times a year they publish their newsletter, Ecos Nacionales (National Echoes), which covers Puerto Rican and other Hispanic women's issues.
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Chabrán, Rafael, and Richard Chabrán, eds. The Latino Encyclopedia. New York: Marshall Cavendish, 1996.
Matos Rodríguez, Félix V., and Linda C. Delgado, eds. Puerto Rican Women's History: New Perspectives. Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe, 1998.