To promote access, adoption and the full utilization of technology and telecommunications resources by the Hispanic/Latino/a community in the United States through education, advocacy, and by serving as a national voice for Hispanics/Latinos in technology and telecommunications policy.
The Hispanic Technology and Telecommunications Partnership (HTTP) is the leading national Latino voice on telecommunications and technology policy. We are a nonpartisan coalition of national Latino organizations working to ensure that the full array of technological and telecommunications advancements are available to all Latinos in the United States. HTTP coalition members are nonprofit organizations that support the social, political, and economic advancement of over 50 million Americans of Hispanic/Latino descent by facilitating access to high quality education, economic opportunity and effective health care through the use of technology tools and resources.
First formed in 1996, to ensure that the voices of U.S. Latinos were fully represented in policy discussions surrounding the Digital Divide, HTTP believes even more strongly today that Latino voices need to be raised and that policy makers must address Latino concerns.
Policy makers can rely on HTTP to provide insight into how telecommunications/technology policy changes impact the Latino community and act as a resource to help ensure the adoption of sound public policy that reduces racial and economic inequalities.
HTTP accomplishes its mission by testifying before Congress and regulatory agencies such as the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission, by developing and distributing community education resources, and by promoting the Latino perspective at policy forums nationwide.
Through its collaborative impact network, HTTP leads policy advocacy efforts at the local, state, and national level.