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LCLAA Seeks To Boost Latino Influence In 2016

Seeking to capitalize on the growing clout of the Latino vote, organizations such as the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) are organizing a registration and education initiative aimed at harnessing those new voters for the 2016 elections next November. Hector Sánchez, executive director of LCLAA, said in a statement “the Latino community is […]

Voter ID Laws Add More Fuel to Immigration Debate

According to a recent Fox News poll, 70% of Americans favor voter ID laws, which is criticized by minority groups as a tool for intimidation. Voter ID laws, which vary by state, require any voter to provide proof of citizenship and legal residence. Some minority groups are critical of this type of legislation, noting that […]

Efforts to Register Latino Voters Rise

Three of the largest Latino organizations in the nation announced a voter registration initiative as the importance of the Latino vote rises. As previously reported on La Plaza, the Hispanic Federation, the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA), and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), have united their efforts to mobilize Latino […]

Guest Blogger Series: Hector Sanchez “Wage Theft, Sexual Harassment and Workplace Violence: The Troubling Reality of Many Latina and Immigrant Workers”

There are stories of human pain and workers’ rights abuses that are oftentimes ignored or simply never told.  Through their labor, workers are fundamental to the prosperity of American society but they don’t receive bonuses, incentives, awards or medals for keeping the wheels of our economy turning.  The plight and invisibility of many workers makes […]

Trabajadoras Campaign: Empowering & Protecting Latinas at Work

To enhance focus on the needs of Latina women in the U.S., the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) has announced the start of a campaign entitled “Trabajadoras.”  The mission of this campaign is to raise awareness about how Latina women fare in U.S. society. This campaign combines research, policy, advocacy and mobilization around […]

Latino Lawmakers Respond to President’s State of the Union Address

Expectations for the President’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday night were high among Latinos, with leaders from major Latino advocacy groups issuing their own set of policy priorities they wished to see the President tackle in his speech. Following President Obama’s address, Hispanic lawmakers praised his speech for acknowledging those issues they considered […]

Guest Blogger Series: Hector E. Sanchez “One Nation March: Important for Latinos”

Tomorrow, October 2, thousands of people will gather at the Lincoln Memorial to participate in a march to call for One Nation Working Together— marching for good jobs, for justice, for immigration reform and for education for all.  Progressives from around the nation will come together with labor, human and civil rights organizations, youth and […]