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

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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Guest Voz: Oklahoma Latinos setting the record straight after outrageous local news reporting says undocumented immigrants work for Mexican cartels

By Juan Miret LatinaLista On February 3, 2014, two CBS stations and affiliates in Oklahoma – News on 6 in Tulsa and News on 9 in Oklahoma City – aired a story connecting the increase of the undocumented population in the state, with the local activity of Mexican drug cartels. No specific numbers, no formal

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Guest Voz: For American Farmworkers, ‘Guest Workers’ Proposal is Not Immigration Reform

By Michael G. Harpold Latina Lista In the State of the Union speech, President Obama said, “Americans overwhelmingly agree that no one who works full time should ever have to raise a family in poverty.” Who would disagree, I thought. And then, I remembered farmworkers. Fifty years ago, César Chavez fought to lift farmworkers out

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