The League of United Latin American (LULAC), wrote a letter to Members of Congress condemning their lack of attention to small and medium-sized businesses owned by people of color in H.R. 266 the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. The bill was passed by the Senate yesterday and a vote is expected in the House of Representatives in the next few days.
LULAC and the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) are working together to save Latino owned businesses. Join LULAC National President, Domingo García, in co-signing THIS LETTER so we can send it to Washington and show them how important Latino owned businesses are to our community, to the U.S. economy, and to the millions of people they employ.
Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) are calling on Congressional leadership to include protection and financial assistance for farmworkers in future legislation to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. In a letter to congressional leaders, CHC Members make key policy recommendations to ensure future coronavirus related legislation includes protections for farmworkers. Support for farmworkers is vital for our food supply and public health.
The number of workers who have died due to COVID-19 at a Colorado meat plant rose to four las week, and a fifth meat worker at a Cargill facility in Fort Morgan has also died of the disease. According to the Colorado Department of Public Health 102 employees at the JBS plant in Greeley have now tested positive for COVID-19, while four have died of the disease. At least three of those deaths have been Latino workers: Saul Sanchez, 78, Eduardo Conchas de la Cruz, 60, and Tibursio Rivera López, 69. The tragic deaths and the outbreaks at this and other meat plants across the country are raising alarms about the safety and the vulnerability of the nation’s food supply and the workers.
These are challenging times indeed, but we KNOW in OHIO as in our NATION we find Strength in COMING TOGETHER! We are learning daily that when the kindness, strength and resiliency of our human spirit, our cultures and unique perspectives come together, it can lead to inspired solutions! We are seeing it unfold right before our eyes, as we learn to find new creative ways to address needs in a new “Norm.”
El censo es nuestra oportunidad de contribuir para que haya un mejor futuro en nuestra comunidad. Cada 10 años, los datos del censo ayudan a determinar cómo se distribuyen los fondos federales en nuestras comunidades. Cuando participas en el censo, tus respuestas están protegidas por 72 años y nadie puede compartir tu información personal con ninguna entidad del gobierno, esto incluye ICE, FBI y la policía.
Latino communities and all communities of color in the U.S. are being affected disproportionately by the spread of coronavirus. How the government responds will impact the Latino community for years to come and set a precedent for how the U.S Government responds during times of crisis and how it deals with the exigent needs of underserved communities of color. LULAC is calling for a comprehensive 15 steps Pandemic Response Plan.
In a somber turn of events It’s been evidently clear that in some communities Latinos and African Americans are dying at a higher alarming rate of COVID-19 when compared to other groups. The current COVID-19 emergency underlines the critical work LULAC and other organizations perform on behalf of the Latino and Hispanic Community in the United States.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is extending welcome help for owners of small businesses. This assistance is critical to our community because today there are 4.65 million Latino-owned companies representing 14% of the 33 million total U.S. businesses.
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed House Bill 197 which provides emergency relief to Ohioans during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor also announced that Ohio is launching a website to encourage Ohioans to continue to support local retailers and restaurants by shopping online, choosing local, ordering carryout from restaurants, and taking virtual tours of well-known attractions around the state.