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New economic report on women reveals fundamental flaw in society that bears bipartisan blame

New economic report on women reveals fundamental flaw in society that bears bipartisan blame

LatinaLista — Maria Shriver, the ex-wife of California’s governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and a member of the Kennedy family, appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press” yesterday to talk about her nonprofit‘s latest report, A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink, when the show’s host played a clip of Sen. Marco Rubio criticizing the nation’s 50th

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If you think you’re safe from Washington’s dsyfunction and the federal shutdown — think again!

LatinaLista — There’s no escaping news of the dysfunction in Congress these days. The partial shutdown of the government dominates headlines on a daily basis, as it should. Yet, until the recent outbreak of salmonella poisoning, the sad story of military families deprived of death benefits whose loved ones were killed while on active duty

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Video: Veteran organizer Marshall Ganz shares his memories of working for social change with Cesar Chavez

LatinaLista — Economic inequality. Class inequality. Discrimination. Gender inequality. The list goes on and for veteran activist and organizer Marshall Ganz these issues are the focal points for social movements trying to effect meaningful social change. Sitting down with journalist Bill Moyers, Ganz shares his personal history of being an organizer, breaking down social movements

The GOP made it official. War on Latinos, gays, the poor and — working women!

LatinaLista — If Republicans didn’t care about getting Latinos, gays and the poor mad because of their politics, let’s see how they do with the wrath of women voters. Today, the Senate Republicans refused to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act. The bill was meant to close the wage gap between men and women. Nationally, women earn

The browning of America doesn’t hold up in losing job market

LatinaLista — Today’s Bureau of Labor Statistic’s employment report was not good news for Latinos. The report showed that the unemployment rate among Latinos edged up in May to now stand at 11 percent. Though the unemployment rate among Latinos, compared to blacks, is lower, that it went up at all is troubling. In fact,

Immigration reform proposal brings all immigrant laborers into the conversation

LatinaLista — The main thesis of a new paper about immigration titled Rationalizing U.S. Immigration Policy: Reforms for Simplicity, Fairness, and Economic Growth revolves around this simple assertion: The economic consensus is that, taken as a whole, immigrants raise living standards for American workers by boosting demand and increasing productivity, contributing to innovation, and lowering prices

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