Tuesday, August 9, 2022

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 […]

Monica Ramirez’s Interview on Al Punto with Jorge Ramos

This week, Monica Ramirez, founder, and president of Justice for Migrant Women joined Jorge Ramos for his show Al Punto on Univision. Monica shared her efforts to be the voice for migrant farmworker women in the U.S. and to shine a light on the rampant sexual assault they face in the agricultural industry. Her Human […]

CBPP Analysis: Coverage Gap and Premium Tax Credit

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen how vital it is for Latinos and underprivileged communities to access affordable health coverage. The health and financial stability of the Latino community have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic and other economic crises. Furthermore, nearly 11 million low-income Latinos still lack health coverage. More than 600,000 low-income […]

Migrant Worker Awarded $650,000 in Damages After a Win in Retaliation Case

This week, a federal jury in Boston ruled that Tara Construction retaliated against a migrant worker by reporting him to immigration officials. They attempted to get him deported after getting severely injured on the job. The court awarded the man $650,000 in damages.  José Martin Paz Flores, 42, was recovering from surgery after falling off […]

The Landmark Case that Ensured Education for Undocumented Children Reaches its 40th Anniversary

This week marks the 40th anniversary of Plyler v. Doe, the Supreme Court ruling that ensured that undocumented children living in the U.S. could access public education. The historic case has paved the way for other legal pathways, such as the DREAM ACT and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program known as DACA. In […]

U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Makes it Harder for Migrants to Challenge Immigration Policies

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that cases must be brought individually as opposed to on a class-wide basis, making it harder for migrants to challenge immigration policies in court. In a 6-3 decision, the Court cited a 1996 statute, claiming that lower federal courts lack the power to grant relief to an entire […]

Salvadorian Women Have Suffered from Decades of Being Jailed for Stillbirths and Miscarriages, Now They Warn the U.S.

In El Salvador, where abortion is banned under all circumstances, nurses and doctors are forced to report suspected abortions, or they could face prosecution. Women who seek medical care because of a miscarriage or botched abortion are often turned over for investigation. The burden of prosecution and punishment overwhelmingly falls on poor, young women who […]

Mexican President, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Will Not Attend the Summit of the Americas

This week, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced he will not attend the Summit of the Americas hosted in Los Angeles by the U.S. The decision came after the U.S. announced that they did not invite some of the region’s countries. Other regional leaders, such as Honduran President Xiomara Castro, also said they would […]

Katya Echazarreta, An Electrical Engineer, is the 1st Mexican-Born and One of the Youngest Women to Fly into Space

Growing up in Guadalajara, Mexico, Katya Echazarreta was often told she would never accomplish her dreams of traveling to space. “Everyone around me — family, friends, teachers — I just kept hearing the same thing: That’s not for you,” Echazarreta recalled. Echazarreta, 26, proved everyone wrong on Saturday when she joined an international crew inside […]