Friday, April 3, 2020

Latino groups issue coronavirus guide in Spanish after Trump administration fails to do so

The president’s latest advice on slowing the spread of coronavirus was not available online in Spanish as of Tuesday, alarming some Latino groups. A banner in English stamped across the coronavirus page on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website links to the latest administration guidance for preventing coronavirus. The guidelines published by the […]

LULAC denounces voter suppression on Super Tuesday

The country’s oldest Latino civil rights organization denounced voter suppression incidents today in areas with large minority populations during Tuesday’s primary elections in 14 states. “Latinos have become the largest minority voting bloc in 2020, and our community is at the heart of the voting base in states like California and Texas. Yet, it is […]

LULAC mobilizing to boost young Latino voter turnout and census participation

The nation’s oldest Latino civil rights organization is focusing on its youngest members — Latino youth. Every 30 seconds, a young Latino becomes eligible to vote, according to U.S. census figures, and it’s that potential power at the voting booth that the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is looking to harness this election year. LULAC […]

LULAC’s President in hot waters for letter endorsing Trump’s immigration plan

The leader of the oldest Latino civil rights organization in the U.S. said Wednesday he has “rescinded” a letter endorsing President Trump’s immigration framework that includes a border wall after receiving angry criticism from members and activists. “It’s just bad timing because most people think this letter is endorsing what the president said about immigration […]

Latino Political Power, an FBI Concern Unveiled

Historians are saying that a memo included in recently released John F. Kennedy documents by the National Archives shows that the FBI was concerned about the growing political power of Latinos.

Trump Administration Discontinues Latino Outreach for Obamacare Registration

In the recent years, by early August Luis Torres was already in the midst of weekly meetings with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the White House to prepare for the start of the Affordable Care Act open enrollment period on November 1. This year, Torres’, the policy director for the League […]

Clinton: Latinos “Make Our Nation Stronger”

Hillary Clinton has a clear message to our community. We need to turn out to vote because this is our election. On Thursday she urged us to send a message to Donald Trump “with one voice that Latinos are a vital part of the American community.” “We are not strangers,” Clinton stated, in her remarks […]

Hillary Clinton to Speak at the 87th Annual LULAC National Convention & Exposition

Hillary Clinton and several of her surrogates will attend this week’s League of United Latin American Citizens convention shortly before the GOP’s political convention. Donald Trump and his representatives won’t be coming to the convention, though he was invited, but his camp never responded. Brent Wilkes, executive director of LULAC, an organization with a long […]

Zero Rating Internet Access Essential for the Future

Earlier this week the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) hosted a panel session on Capitol Hill to discuss the importance of Zero Rating Internet access and the positive impact of free data on diverse communities. The panelist provided intel from diverse fields within the industry, and discussed Free Data and Zero Rating Internet […]

Trump Has Just Woken Up A Giant

Donald Trump, the GOP front-runner, has run on the theme of hate. His divisive rhetoric on immigration and Mexican immigrants have finally motivated the sleeping giant, Latinos are registering to vote and becoming citizens at higher rates. After multiple attacks from the real-estate mogul, Latinos are fighting back. These newly registered citizens are intend on […]