Friday, May 17, 2024

On World Mental Health Day, We Can Learn How to Show Up for Each Other

On October 10th,  we commemorate World Mental Health Day, which presents an opportunity for people and communities to raise awareness and drive actions that promote and protect everyone’s mental health as a universal human right. There is a lot to celebrate about the Latine community, and one of those things is how close we are […]

Nonprofit Elevated Access Flies Women Who Need to Travel Out-of-State to Get a Legal Abortion

When the Supreme Court struck down Woe v Wade, dozens of women searched for organizations to help those who were about to lose Access to abortion in their states, and in their search found Elevated Access.   Elevated Access is a non-profit that helps transport women via small planes who must travel out of state for […]

Migration and Lack of Caregiving Are Affecting the Elderly Population in Puerto Rico

  In Puerto Rico, the population is aging fast, faster than most places on Earth. This pattern has aggravated due to the migration of thousands of working-age Puerto Ricans. Adults over 65 years find themselves more dependent on caregivers and social service institutions since they have ended up alone, with fewer or no close relatives. […]

Mexican Organization Helps Women in the U.S. Obtain Abortions

From the headquarters of Marea Verde Chihuahua, located more than 100 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border, Marcela Castro and her colleagues assist women in the United States in circumventing recently imposed bans on abortion. Marea Verde Chihuahua, an organization that has supported reproductive rights in northern Mexico, provides virtual guidance and shipments of abortion pills […]

Autism Diagnosis Rates Rise Among Black and Latino Children

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said autism is being diagnosed more frequently in Black and Latino children than in white children in the U.S. Among all U.S. 8-year-olds, 1 in 36 had autism in 2020, according to the CDC. But the rates rose faster for children of color than for white children. […]

Cancer Rates Higher in a Town in Puerto Rico due to High Levels of Contamination in the Air

Salinas, Puerto Rico, is an industrial town on Puerto Rico’s southeast coast that is considered one of the U.S. territory’s most contaminated regions. Toxic ash and harmful chemicals from coal-fired and thermoelectric power plants surround this community, and residents have complained about health problems ranging from cancer to Alzheimer’s. “We’re fighting a lot of battles,” […]

Latinxs Are Better Off With The Biden Administration

America is in a peak transitional economic moment in large part because of the contributions of the Latinx community. Since the economy is critically important to Latinxs, many question when voting: are we better off today than when Democrats took power two years ago? Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Latinxs’ economic gains over the past […]

Disproportionate Spread of Monkeypox Amongst the Black and Latino Community

About 17,000 cases of monkeypox have been recorded since May, and according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data, Black people make up a third of cases, while Latinos make up about 32% of cases. This data shows that Black and Latinos are disproportionately contracting the monkeypox virus. Although Black and Latinos are inordinately […]

Abortion Rights Advocates Have Long Fought in Latin America, Now They Use it as a Roadmap for the U.S.

Paul Avila-Guillen, a human rights attorney and leader of Latin America’s “green wave” movement for reproductive rights, never thought she would have to fight for abortion rights in the U.S. However, that was before the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday, causing nearly a dozen states to criminalize abortion. Earlier this year, […]

PODER PAC Statement on the The Supreme Court’s Decision in Dobbs v. Jackson that Has Overturned Roe v. Wade, Eliminating the Federal Constitutional Right to Abortion

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, eliminating the Federal constitutional right to abortion–a right women have held for nearly 50 years. PODER PAC, the only national political action committee solely dedicated to electing Pro-Choice Democratic Latinas to Congress, made the following statement: “There are no words to describe […]