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The Iowa Division of Latino Affairs
Originally established as the governor’s Spanish-speaking task force through legislative action on April 1974. At the time its primary mission was to study the issues facing Spanish-Speaking persons. The Task Force produced a report titled "Conoceme en Iowa."

Two years later the Sixty-sixth General Assembly approved and on July 1, 1976, Governor Robert Ray signed into law the Spanish-Speaking People's Commission. Ten years later, in 1986, during an overall reorganization of state government the Iowa Department of Human Rights was formed, under which was placed the Spanish-Speaking People's Commission.

In 1990, the Commission and the Division were renamed Latino Affairs. Today, the day-to-day work of the Commission is run by the Division staff.

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News and Events

Community Leader and Organizer to Join Department of Human Rights - Press Release (Spanish)

Citizenship Classes (Spanish)

Human Rights Open House - February 16, 2012

Iowans Invited to Meet Six Candidates for Latino Affairs Officer

Latino Affairs May Newsletter: On the Go Updates

Pathways to Health Care Careers - Iowa