Monday, January 27, 2020

Immigration Executive Actions halted: Obama, Latino groups react

The Obama Administration on Tuesday was forced to postpone the implementation of the President’s Executive Action that would have allowed hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants to begin applying for work permits and legal protection. Just one day before they were set to go into effect, Andrew Hanen, Federal Judge for the Southern District of […]

LULAC officials discuss mobilizing Latino millennials after midterms

Every 30 seconds, a Latino in the United States turns 18, and with millennials representing the largest and most diverse generation in the country, this demographic has become a critical but challenging voting bloc to motivate and mobilize. Since Election Day, the country has seen drama play out in social policy, including the ongoing battle […]

Comentarios From Maria featuring Gina McCarthy: Latinos join EPA in taking a stand against bad air days

            Summer heat hasn’t begun to wane, and neither have those familiar “bad air day” warnings. They are all too common in cities like Los Angeles, Houston, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C., where high temperatures cause ozone to reach unhealthy levels. While bad air days affect children, people with asthma and […]

Latino Organizations Express Fervent Support for EPA Waters of the U.S. Rule

Prominent Latino organizations and advocacy groups including the League of Latin American Citizens (LULAC), Hispanic Federation and National Hispanic Environmental Council are among dozens of Hispanic organizations that have been at forefront of efforts to bolster support for the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Waters of the United States rule. The proposed rule would assert the […]

Comentarios From Maria: Education is Key for the Future of Our Community and Our Country

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the annual convention of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), during which I attended an event that gathered more than 1,500 Latinos and the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama. During the event, the First Lady emphasized the importance of education for the success […]

Cancer is the Leading Cause of Death Among Latinos

The disproportionate rate at which cancer affects Latinos was the subject of a discussion at LULAC’s 85th Annual Convention, which recently formed a partnership with the Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) in order to raise cancer awareness within the Latino Community. Elena Roman, Chief Operating Officer of the CTCA and a speaker at LULAC’s […]

‘Movimiento Hispano’ to Bolster Latino Millenial Voter Turnout

            During a press conference marking the beginning of the 85th Annual League of United Latin American Citizens Convention (LULAC), National Executive Director Brent Wilkes announced that LULAC was partnering with the Hispanic Federation and the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) to mobilize Latino voters ahead of the […]

Latino Children Suffer Higher Rates of Asthma-Related Hospitalizations Triggered by Pollution

          According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator, Gina McCarthy, carbon pollution and other toxic chemicals have contributed to the growing asthma crisis in the country that now affects 1 in 10 Latino children and 3.6 million Latinos. The chemicals from carbon pollution continue to disproportionately affect Latino children who […]

Guest Bloggers: Febe Zepeda and Baldomero Garza “How ‘lawsuit lending’ is putting families at risk”

An insidious problem has been creeping into the shady world of predatory lending – the practice of lawsuit lending.   It goes something like this: a seemingly helpful representative of a lawsuit lender approaches plaintiffs who are involved in a personal injury or other type of lawsuit.  In many cases, these plaintiffs find themselves in tough […]

Obama Prepares for Mexico

In light of his scheduled trip to Mexico, President Barack Obama met with leaders of Latino groups on Monday. Obama met with leaders from the National Council of La Raza, theNational Hispanic Council on Aging, the League of United Latin American Citizens, and the NDN in addition to several other groups. In the meeting, the […]