Monday, August 10, 2020

Democrats Take Aim at Trump, GOP Field; Clinton Offers Economic Agenda

  In two major speeches this week, one at the annual conference of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the nation’s largest Hispanic advocacy group, and the other at The New College in New York City, Hillary Clinton laid out her clearest vision yet on her economic agenda for 2016 and took aim at […]

It’s The Economy…

With the 2016 presidential race now underway it’s not immigration that is chiefly on the minds of the nation’s estimated 11 million Latino voters nation-wide, but the economy. A new report by the Pew Research Center shows that Latinos are more focused on matters like raising wages, income inequity and education. Describing the report’s findings, Mark […]

Comentarios From Maria: Why voters won’t fall for Rubio

Marco Rubio has officially waded into the waters of the 2016 Republican nomination for the presidency. The senator has the gift of oratory and a compelling family story that he tells so well. He seems to embody the quintessential American Dream and it is clear he hopes his story will speak to many Americans, who […]

GOP’s Misguided Understanding of Latino Voters

Jeb Bush believes that in order to win over Latinos in the coming 2016 election Republicans should embrace higher levels of immigration and in turn, Latinos will move over to the GOP camp. In exchange for supporting higher levels of immigration, Bush and other Republicans in the 2016 GOP presidential field reason that Latinos will […]

Financial Happiness Eludes Latino Millennials according to Financial Education Millennial Survey

TD Bank conducted a Financial Education Millennial Survey that found an overwhelming number of Latinos are capable of managing their finances but financial happiness or satisfaction eludes them in the face of significant and often unpredictable financial stressors. The survey, which polled participants on their banking behaviors and preferences, found that sixty percent Latino millennials […]

Comentarios From Maria: To Reach Latinos, GOP Must Alter Its Message, Tone

There is no doubt that the Latino electorate is becoming increasingly important in presidential elections and will become even more so in the future. Today, one in six Americans are of Latino descent. By 2050, that number will be one in three. It is no wonder the Republican National Committee sounded the alarm following the […]

Business Leaders Highlight Economic Contributions of Immigrants

            The U.S. Chamber of Commerce  in conjunction with the Partnership for a New American Economy, Business Roundtable and other leaders from the agricultural and manufacturing industry gathered on Wednesday to launch a ‘National Day of Action’ for immigration reform. During the roundtable discussion, leaders from diverse sectors underscored the fiscal […]

In a Year of Action, Obama Continues his Fight For Students

          In the last three decades, the average tuition at a public four-year university has more than tripled, while the income of a typical family remains stagnant. This week, President Obama announced a series of executive orders to ease the burden of student loan debt, which includes a presidential memorandum that […]

Guest Blogger: Kristian Ramos “Telecommunications Reforms for Today’s Digital Economy”

We live in a time when we can access information pretty much anywhere, at any time, whenever we want. The rapid deployment of broadband networks have made available a plethora of consumer services and applications in the digital age. In two short decades consumer choice has expanded from limited offerings of voice and video from […]

Comentarios from Maria: Equal Pay is Key to our Economy

April 8th was declared National Equal Pay Day. This date signifies that a woman has to work until April 8, 2014 (adding all the time worked in 2013) to earn the same as the average earned by a man in 2013. In addition, women still earn only 77 cents on average for every dollar earned […]