Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Latino Leaders Evaluate Trump’s First 100 Days

The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), a coalition of over 46 national Latino organizations, gathered on Wednesday to assess the Trump administration’s early impact on Latino issues. NHLA released its report, First 100 Days: Analysis of the Trump Administration’s early impact on Latino Priorities, and struggled to identify, even one area, where the administration has […]

Guest Blogger: Vanessa Cardenas “Latino Communities Can Bring Earth Day to New Heights”

As we celebrate the 46th anniversary of Earth Day, we are reminded of the urgent need for action to address the environmental challenges facing our nation and our world. Latinos have an important role to play given the impact environmental degradation has on our community here in the US but also on our ancestral homes. […]

Latinos Stand By Clean Power Plan Despite Court’s Actions

The EPA’s Clean Power Plan, one of President Obama’s signature domestic policy initiatives, was blocked Tuesday by the US Supreme Court while cases filed against the plan, primarily by Republican-led states dependent on energy production and exports such as Texas and West Virginia, are litigated in a federal appellate court. Latino Leaders were quick to […]

Comentarios From Maria: Achievements to Celebrate This Thanksgiving Day

We must celebrate President Obama and his administration’s hard fought policy achievements in the face of partisanship, division and inaction, and give thanks as Americans and be proud that the president’s achievements are achievements for us all. We’re almost ready to end the year and ring in 2016. But first, as has been done in […]

Comentarios from Maria: Jeb Bush is Done

The GOP debate’s focus on economics laid bare Republican candidates’ lack of detailed plans for how to grow the economy and help the middle class. Frontrunner Ben Carson, for example, offered a murky and confusing explanation of his tax plan, betraying a poor understanding of economics. But for the most part, the debate had an […]

In America, Francis Delivers Powerful Message of Social Justice to Washington

This week, Pope Francis I, the 266th successor of Saint Peter and head of the 1.2 billion-strong Catholic Church made his first visit to the United States, and became the third sitting pontiff to visit the United States as he was welcomed by U.S. President Barack Obama on the South Lawn of The White House […]

USHCC, AT&T Host Houston Day of Service

Keeping with tradition, Houston-area AT&T employees joined the Greater East End Management District and Keep Houston Beautiful to kick off the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) 2015 National Convention with their volunteer day of service. Friday morning in Houston was spent helping to beautify and landscape a popular trail, punctuated by remarks from the […]

Comentarios from Maria: Conservative Myopia and the Latino Vote

My followers might be surprised to hear me list things I appreciate about political conservatism. Every summer, I admire the national parks that might never have been preserved without the vision of Teddy Roosevelt. I appreciate that Eisenhower stood up for social security, and am especially grateful for the Clean Air Act that Nixon signed […]

Presidential Candidates Making a Strong Push to Reach Latino Voters

When Jeb Bush announced his run for president, he chimed Cuban music, made direct appeals to his Mexican-American wife and offered speeches in Spanish and English. When Hillary Clinton launched her campaign, her first policy speech was a pledge to provide a path to citizenship to undocumented immigrants, at a high school where the Latino […]

Administration’s Clean Power Plan Goes Further Than Expected on Climate Change

The Obama Administration has unveiled what is to date the most aggressive measures yet by the United States government to tackle the issue of climate change, and goes further than what was first anticipated when the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation was previewed last year. The Clean Power Plan sets emissions caps on a state-by-state […]