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Guest Voz: Civil Rights Amendment Should Ensure Health Security for Hispanic Americans

Guest Voz: Civil Rights Amendment Should Ensure Health Security for Hispanic Americans

By Jacqueline Angel LatinaLista The 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act serves as a reminder that politics and history shape the nation’s health care delivery system. Our forefathers wrote that “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the

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Guest Voz: World War II generation of Mexican-Americans made huge strides in civil rights movement

By Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez LatinaLista For the Mexican-American World War II generation, the call for action arrived at different times: In Corpus Christi, physician Hector P. Garcia, recovering from a serious kidney ailment in 1947, listened to Spanish-language radio as veterans complained they were refused veterans services, and grew incensed. Enough. San Antonio attorney Pete Tijerina

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Guest Voz: Fasts Across the Country for Immigration Reform: Will You Join Us?

By Elisa Batista MomsRising.org Considering that three-quarters of immigrants to the United States are women and children, more than 1,200 women from 70 organizations are fasting in 35 states for immigration reform that keeps families together and treats women fairly. The month of fasting will culminate April 7-9th when 100 women will fast in DC

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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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