Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Guest Blogger: Olga Torres “Fight climate change; boost the Virginia economy”

Ask Virginians to rank their highest priorities, and “jobs” will always be at or near the top of the list. As we near the warmer tourist season, jobs are at the top of the list for both employers and job seekers, especially here in the Hampton Roads market. That certainly was the case last weekend […]

Guest Blogger: Analisa Freitas “Celebrating 5 years of #VocesVerdes!”

This past December marked Voces Verdes’ five-year anniversary and we could not be more thankful to all of our Partner Organizations and VV Leaders who have represented Latino communities across the nation in business, health, education, advocacy, and the non-profit sector. We would not exist without your willingness to be our #VocesinActionon environmental policy development […]

Guest Blogger: Elianne Ramos “What Congress Really Needs: A Big Fat Whack With A Chancla”

Fuacata! As far as onomatopoeic interjections go, that is the scariest one –at least for those of us who grew up in a Latino household. The word, which loosely translates as “Whack” or “Kapow” (for you, non-Latino speakers), has been triggering compliance with pre-established Latino household rules for centuries. Rudimentary yet highly sophisticated as a […]

Guest Blogger: Jose Aristimuno “Young Latinos Are Feeling the Positive Effects of the Affordable Care Act”

If you’ve ever shopped for health insurance, you know that the prices for adequate health care, whether for an individual or a family, are unreachable. In the past, insurance companies charged you an immense amount of money to get on a plan. And if you happened to have a pre-existing condition, they would either deny […]

Guest Blogger: Julio Fuentes “Los retos de la comunidad hispana”

Son muchos los desafíos que enfrentamos los latinos hoy en Estados Unidos. Desde el bajo rendimiento académico hasta los altos niveles de desempleo, hay una serie de obstáculos que los latinos tenemos que superar para poder vivir una vida próspera y productiva en este país. Sin embargo, hay otro problema que enfrenta nuestra comunidad y […]

Guest Blogger: Henry Cisneros “Embers of Debt Create A Fire Hazard”

When you’re putting out a campfire, it’s the embers that you need to worry about. They may not look as impressive as a roaring fire, but if you don’t respect them they can cause a raging forest fire nonetheless. So it is, as well, with this country’s debt problems: they may not look as dire […]

Guest Blogger: Vanessa Cardenas “Why Affirmative Action is Still Important to Latinos”

Latinos are one of the fastest growing groups in the US.  By 2043, they are expected to double in size, yet they lag significantly behind in educational attainment.  By 2018, 45 percent of jobs will require an associate’s degree or higher; however only 26 and 14 percent of U.S.-born Latinos and Latino immigrants have that […]

Guest Blogger: Julie Chávez Rodríguez “Broad, bipartisan support for the Senate’s passage of immigration reform”

On Thursday, with a strong bipartisan vote, the Senate passed an immigration reform bill, bringing us a critical step closer to fixing our broken immigration system. President Obama congratulated the passage of the Senate’s bill, which is largely consistent with the President’s key principles for commonsense reform. The bill continues to secure our borders; ensures that every […]

Guest Blogger: Julie Chávez Rodríguez “Apoyo bipartidista a la aprobación de la reforma migratoria por parte del Senado”

El jueves, con un fuerte voto bipartidista, el Senado aprobó un proyecto de ley de reforma migratoria, lo que nos lleva un paso más cerca de arreglar nuestro sistema de inmigración que no funciona. El Presidente Obama elogió la aprobación del proyecto de ley del Senado, que mayormente guarda consistencia con los principios clave expuestos por el […]

Guest Blogger: Ron Blackburn-Moreno “ConnectED: Advanced Connectivity to Expand Young People’s Universes”

President Obama recently signaled his belief that government has a continuing role in making America a better place for every citizen. Just as other leaders have seen a brighter future and moved to make it happen, the president said he wants to bring “next generation broadband and high-speed wireless” to every school and library in […]