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Guest Voz: Pregnancy Discrimination — Far From a Thing of the Past

Guest Voz: Pregnancy Discrimination — Far From a Thing of the Past

By Amy Tannenbaum National Women’s Law Center Today is Halloween and I’m likely dressed up as Rosie the Riveter – but more importantly, it’s the 35th anniversary of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA). The PDA amended Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include a prohibition on employment discrimination due to pregnancy,

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Guest Voz: Undocumented immigrants languish under prison conditions at detention centers as families wait for immigration reform

By Aura Bogado Colorlines (LL Editor’s Note: The following are excerpts (taken out of order) from the full article Dispatch From Eloy: Detained, and Waiting for Reform.) Every Saturday morning for the past two years, Alejandra Pablos’s family woke up early in order to make an hour-long trek from Tucson, Ariz., to the Eloy Detention

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Guest Voz: Pressure to pass immigration reform is “stronger than ever”

By Rep. Luis Gutiérrez LatinaLista We have all heard that later today, an immigration bill will be introduced in the House of Representatives in order to keep the issue moving forward. I plan to sign-on to that bill that, as I understand it, will combine elements of the Senate’s bipartisan compromise bill with a bipartisan

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Guest Voz: Play-by-play of the Latino athletes who have fumbled at being role models

By Rodolfo F. Acuña LatinaLista Last July, salsa singer Marc Anthony, responding to a question on television’s stereotyping of Latinos, answered that “the entertainment industry doesn’t owe us anything.” While Mr. Anthony is entitled to his opinion, he like all of us, who are Mexican American or Latino, owes something to our communities. A lot

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Guest Voz: White House launches blog series explaining how Affordable Care Act benefits Latinos

By Katherine Vargas White House blog As part of our Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations, the White House is launching a new blog series focused on how affordable, quality health care can enhance the lives of Hispanic Americans. This week, we focus on how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will benefit young Latinos. Young adults are

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Guest Voz: It’s a journey for Latino immigrants to learn to “simply just be”

By Ana Champagne LatinaLista I am a mental health clinician and a former refugee from Nicaragua – raised in two cultures or shall I say “two worlds”…”this one” and “that one” or “The Latina” and “The Americana.” Upon arrival in the U.S. from Nicaragua – I experienced firsthand the difficulty of acculturation and assimilation into

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