The Hispanic Lobbyists Association (HLA), a 501 (c)(6) organization, was founded in 2006. Its mission is to advance and empower Hispanic/Latino government relations and public affairs professionals by fostering mentorship and professional development opportunities. HLA strongly believes in the importance of diversifying the profession so that it reflects the changing face of America.
Membership is calendar year and open to all individuals who self-identify with or are committed to supporting the Hispanic/Latino community and who have professional responsibilities in the field of government relations and/or public affairs.
HLA’s members are talented advocates whose expertise and knowledge make for a more informed policy making process. They work in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors; serve as community relations, external affairs, government relations, policy, and public affairs advocates; and are experts in a broad range of issues, including cybersecurity, education, energy, financial services, healthcare, media, tax, technology, and telecommunications.
Empowering Hispanics in the field of government relations
Board of Directors
The HLA Board of Directors is made-up by the Executive Committee (President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer), as well as nine at-large Board members. Board members are elected by the membership and serve one-year terms.
Frequently asked questions
Do I have to be a registered lobbyist to join HLA?
No. HLA membership is open to individuals who are committed to supporting our mission and have professional responsibilities in the field of government relations or public affairs.
When does my membership start/end?
HLA’s membership is calendar year. Membership starts on January 1st and ends on December 31st.
I have joined HLA. How do I get involved?
Attend our events and sign-up for one of our committees—communications, mentorship, professional development, and social.
Is my HLA membership transferable?
Individual membership is non-transferable. If a member leaves their organization, the membership goes with them.
How can I renew my HLA membership?
Click here to renew your membership!
Are my HLA membership dues tax deductible?
HLA is a 501(c)(6) organization. Your dues may be tax deductible as a business expense. Please consult your tax adviser or the IRS to determine whether your membership dues are tax deductible.
HLA membership is calendar year (January 1st - December 31st), membership fee is $100, and members must be committed to supporting HLA’s mission and have professional responsibilities in the field of government relations or public affairs.