Manuel Mirabal is President of the National Puerto Rican Coalition, Inc. NPRC is a national, non-profit advocacy and public policy organization that represents the Puerto Rican population in Washington, DC. Mr. Mirabal is a leader in the Latino community; he has served at the Chair of the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility, the Puerto Rican Leadership Summit, and helped found HTTP, the Hispanic Technology and Telecommunications Partnership, a coalition of Hispanic organizations that addresses digital divide issues. Mr. Mirabal has been recognized as one of the 100 most influential Hispanics in the United States. .
Mr. Mirabal has also spearheaded national efforts to address social and economic issues affecting the Puerto Rican and Hispanic community. He founded the Puerto Rico Disaster Reconstruction Fund; organized national protests over the bombing of Vieques, Puerto Rico, and challenged major television networks for airing television shows that were offensive to Latinos. Thanks to Mr. Mirabal’s efforts, these episodes were never aired again. Mr. Mirabel also served as President of the New York Puerto Rican Parade which was later dedicated to him. It is the largest outdoor-cultural celebration in the U.S and draws more than two million spectators annually.