Sunday, November 17, 2019

CHCI Invite to Meet Pulitzer Prize Winning Author, Junot Díaz

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Alumni Association will be holding an event titled “A Conversation with Junot Díaz” this Friday, May 17th in Washington, DC. The event will feature Pulitzer Prize winning author, Junot Díaz, and will raise funds to support CHCI’s Latino Leadership Programs. Díaz, born in the Dominican Republic and raised in […]

Guest Blogger: Dr. Evelyn Montalvo-Stanton “In Hurricane Sandy’s Aftermath, Let’s Prepare Better For Storms’ Impact on Health”

For me, the most memorable impacts of Hurricane Sandy arrived at my door after the floodwaters receded. In Newark, New Jersey where I work as a pediatric pulmonologist, the floods gave way to a rapid growth of mold and other lung irritants, and my patients are feeling the strain with every breath they take. In these predominantly […]

Absence of Latinos in Political Leadership Leaves Latinos in Hardship in Hurricane Sandy Aftermath

Many in the New York and New Jersey region are still recovering from Hurricane Sandy destruction, and Latinos are among those hardest hit. An absence of Latinos in key political leadership positions seems to be leading many in the community to rebuilding at a slower rate. About 29% of New York City’s population is made […]

East Coast Continues Feeling the Ripple Effects of Hurricane Sandy

As of Thursday morning, Hurricane Sandy has caused 75 deaths in the United States, while cutting off power to more than 7 million people and businesses, many of whom have no timeline for when it will be restored. Even though all regions that come into contact with the storm will be affected in a negative way, some […]

Hispanics Identify by Race More than a Decade Ago

An analysis of 2010 Census data by USA Today revealed that Hispanics in states with some of the largest Hispanic populations categorized themselves by race more often than in the last Census and many more also chose “white” under the race category. Census data on 27 states has been released so far by the Census […]

New Jersey Mulling over how to Better Represent Hispanics in Redistricting

New Jersey was one of the first states to receive its redistricting data and as such, is ahead of the pack in redrawing its districts.  It is also now taking the first crack at how to best represent the Hispanic population in the state. The state is deliberating over two approaches.  The first, “packing” would […]

Hispanics and other Minorities Overwhelmingly Fueled Nation’s Population Growth

The first round of states to receive their census redistricting data last week shows that Hispanics and other minorities accounted for 85 percent of the population growth across the country in the last ten years. The data will have important implications as the states begin the process of redistricting.  New Jersey, Mississippi, Virginia and Louisiana […]

States and Cities Should Reconsider Expensive Court Battles

As state legislators across the country continue to push for various anti-immigration bills, two new reports by the Center for American Progress and the Southern Poverty Law Center have exposed the high price tag associated with these growing legal battles. These reports cite the financial, social and economic costs that such immigration bills have already […]