Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Dems Say Republican Health Plan is a Death Sentence for U.S. Latinos

On Wednesday, Democratic senators blasted Republicans’ proposed replacement for Obamacare as a “death sentence” for more than 6 million U.S. Latinos who will lose health care coverage. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that under the Senate Republican legislation roughly 22 million Americans will lose their health insurance by 2026; Latinos represent 6 million of […]

Latino Civil Rights Group Say “No” To Trump Over “Vilification” Of Latinos

Earlier this week the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest Latino civil rights organization in the country, decided not to invite Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to their annual convention this year. They cited the presumptive GOP’s comment on the Latino community as “indiscriminate vilification of an entire community.” NCLR National President and […]

Bipartisan Immigration Bill is Revealed to Congress

The Senate group dubbed the “Gang of Eight” released the new bipartisan immigration bill earlier today after being delayed out of respect for the tragedy in Boston. “This bill is clearly a compromise, and no one will get everything they wanted, including me. But it is largely consistent with the principles that I have repeatedly […]

NHLA launches Latinos United for Immigration Reform Campaign

The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) has launched a new campaign called Latinos United for Immigration Reform, which will encourage Latinos to unite their community together and support comprehensive immigration reform. “The Latinos United for Immigration Reform campaign is the largest effort of its kind to organize our community,” says Hector Sanchez, Chair of NHLA. […]

New Statistics among Latinos: Highest and Lowest Income, Poverty Rates

A recent report from the Pew Hispanic Center released that Latinos earn the largest median household income in the Washington, D.C. metro area (as high as $62,000) and earn the least in the Texas Brownsville-Harlingen-San Benito metro area (as low as $28,600). Not surprisingly, the Brownsville, Texas metro region has the highest rate of poverty […]

‘National Voter Registration Day’ Used to Boost Efforts to Increase Latino Voter Turnout

Today is National Voter Registration Day, and organizations such as Voto Latino, the League of United Latino American Citizens and the National Council of La Raza are boosting their efforts to motivate a larger Latino turnout. According to the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, there is a predicted 12.2 million Latinos who […]

Join New Latino Voices for a Latino Voter Protection Webcast

On Wednesday, September 5th, join New Latino Voices for a discussion on Latino voter protection rights and an opportunity to interact with speakers face-to-face to ask questions, provide commentary, and share your experience. As previously reported on La Plaza, reaching out to Latino voters is an important priority for groups this election season. With an […]

Potential Latino Voters Could Create New Swing States

A new study by the Center for American Progress found there are 12.1 million unregistered, but potentially eligible, Latino adults in the United States. Experts agree that these numbers are crucial in shaping the results of the 2012 Presidential election and that consistently red states could become swing states or turn blue. “If just a […]

NCLR 2012 Annual Conference Livestreaming Events

The National Council of La Raza’s (NCLR) 2012 Annual Conference, “Lead The Way,” kicks off today in Las Vegas, NV, for four days packed with learning and development, networking and organizing, entertainment and enjoyment. The Conference will feature over fifty workshops, four town halls, five key meal events which include the Latinas Brunch and the […]

Supreme Court’s Decision on Arizona’s SB 1070 Will Influence Other States

States across the country are waiting for the Supreme Court’s ruling on Arizona’s controversial immigration law before implementing their own anti-immigrant measures. “We’re getting our national network ready to run with the ball, and saturate state legislatures with versions of the law,” says William Gheen, President of Americans for Legal Immigration. “We believe we can […]