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Guest Voz: House Democrats’ filing of discharge petition to force immigration vote is nada más than politics

Guest Voz: House Democrats’ filing of discharge petition to force immigration vote is nada más than politics

By María Gabriela “Gaby” Pacheco LatinaLista Discharge Petition — A procedural tactic that allows an absolute majority of the House of Representatives (218 lawmakers) to force a floor vote on a bill, even if leaders who control the House floor oppose the measure. Successful use of discharge petitions conceivably could help the minority party hijack

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Guest Voz: Heroes is spelled Heroes in Spanish, too

By Raoul Lowery Contreras LatinaLista President Barack Obama awarded 23 Medals of Honor yesterday in the White House to WWII, Korea and Vietnam War Army U.S fighting men who were victims of army bigotry. When their own officers submitted them for the highest American medals for combat bravery,they were all turned down for racial or

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Guest Voz: Latino & African American students more isolated in schools today than in the past

By Gary Orfield, Genevieve Siegel-Hawley and John Kucsera LatinaLista (LL Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt of a longer study by researchers at The Civil Rights Project analyzing the trends in current school segregation. The study was written in response to a paper claiming school segregation is largely an event of the past. )

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Guest Voz: No More Time to Delay: It’s Time for Latinos to Sign Up for the Affordable Care Act

By Vanessa Cárdenas LatinaLista Last week, President Obama held a historic town hall hosted by the leading Spanish language outlets – Univision, impreMedia and Telemundo – to impress upon the Latino community the importance of enrolling for healthcare ahead of the March 31st deadline. This town hall, unprecedented in its reach, aimed to highlight how

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Guest Voz: 6 Steps The President And Congress Can Take To Help Young Men Of Color

By Vanessa Cárdenas LatinaLista President Obama recently launched “My Brother’s Keeper,” an initiative that aims to address the profound challenges young men of color face. A long overdue and sorely needed endeavor, the President is using his bully pulpit to call on government, nonprofit, and corporate leaders to get serious about improving the life outcomes

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Guest Voz: If Immigration Reform Ever Passes, It Will Fail (Again)

By David Swaim LatinaLista As we watch the Republicans in the House of Representatives continue to dither over immigration reform, and anti-immigration and pro-immigration groups continue the culture war over this issue, it is important to realize the issues being debated are not the cause of illegal immigration nor are the proposals a solution. Fundamentally,

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