Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Dems Blast Trump for Risking Government Shutdown Over Border Wall

On Monday, Dems blasted President Trump for pushing for border wall funding despite the possibility of a government shutdown. Lawmakers must pass legislation by Friday night to keep the government open past April 28, but they are currently at an impasse with the White House. “Our appropriators were well on a path to resolving their […]

DNC Chair Expresses No Regret for Use of Profanity to Condemn GOP

Tom Perez was elected to lead the Democratic Party in late February, and his recent use of profanity has him under fire from the Republican party, with his comments quickly becoming fodder for conservative blogs and Fox news. While speaking to the New Jersey Working Families Alliance last week, Perez expressed no regrets in declaring […]

Who Will It Be?

Now that Hillary Clinton is the presumptive Democratic nominee the question turns to “who will be her Vice President?” Three Latinos have already made the shortlist for vice president. Julian Castro, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Tom Perez, Secretary of Labor, and Xavier Becerra, congressman from California and chairman of the House Democratic Caucus. […]

Would Tom Perez Be A Good Choice For VP?

During this 2016 election season, the issue on many voters’ minds is that of jobs and the economy. That has been the same issues that have been a part of the daily life of Labor Secretary Tom Perez. Perez is one of three Latinos who have been rumored as a potential running mate for the […]

Latino Leaders and Activists Urge President Obama to Nominate Labor Sec. Tom Perez for Attorney General

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus and the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda are among the many Latino leaders urging President Obama to nominate Labor Secretary Tom Perez as the next U.S. attorney general. Leaders and activists cite Perez’s proven record of leadership and commitment to serving diverse communities as signs that he would be an ideal candidate […]

Guest Blogger: Sec. of Labor Tom Perez “Hispanic Heritage Month: Expanding Opportunity for All”

As Hispanic Heritage Month begins, I think about my immigrant parents – their pride in their Dominican roots as well as their fierce belief in and gratitude toward America.  Because of their sacrifices and their hard work – and also because of investments that the nation made in me – I’ve enjoyed tremendous opportunities in […]

Feds Say Arpaio Discriminated Against Latinos

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office in Arizona and Sheriff Joe Arpaio routinely discriminated against Latinos, including racial profiling during routine traffic stops and treating legal residents as criminals, the U.S. Department of Justice said Thursday. The findings are part of a 3 ½-year investigation that began in 2008 after numerous complaints alleged sheriff’s deputies were […]