Friday, November 15, 2019

Latino Voter Numbers Increase, Yet Still Significantly Lower Than Other Groups

A new study by the Pew Hispanic Center finds that a record of 11.2 million Latinos voted in the 2012 presidential election, yet still participated in less numbers than black and white voters. The research shows that while 48% of Latino eligible voters turned out to vote in 2012, 66% of black eligible voters participated […]

Guest Blogger: Julie Chavez Rodriguez “What Health Reform Means for Latinos – and Young Sisters”

Mayra Alvarez, Director of Public Health Policy in the Office of Health Reform at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, recently wrote an op-ed for NBC Latino encouraging her younger sister Alejandra and others to register for the Health Insurance Marketplace, which opens in October 2013. The Marketplace is one of the many important provisions of […]

Latino Unemployment Rate Still Problematic Despite National Drop

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released a report with data that suggests that the unemployment rate went down to 7.7% from its January report of 7.9%, the lowest it has been since December 2008. The recent report indicates that these numbers are a sign that the U.S. economy may be recovering from its recession. […]