After nearly nine-months in intensive care, Guillermo “Memo” Garcia passed away from serious injuries incurred when he was shot on August 3, 2019, in the deadliest anti-Latino attack in modern history. Memo Garcia was a beloved soccer coach in the El Paso community and had been outside of the Walmart store in El Paso, Texas helping with a fundraiser for his daughter’s soccer team when he was attacked. Today he became the latest victim of the tragedy and LULAC honors his memory.
El campeón mundial de boxeo Saul Canelo Álvarez y el actor Mathew McConaughey han creado un anuncio de servicio público titulado “Solo Sigue Viviendo”. El anuncio, narrado en español, promueve el distanciamiento social seguro y va dirigido a nuestra comunidad hispana. En momentos en que los gobiernos comienzan a relajar las medidas de seguridad para reabrir servicios y negocios se hace más apremiante que los ciudadanos continuemos las medidas de seguridad personal y de prevención.
The COVID-19 emergency is clearly highlighting and underlining the severe racial disparities that exist in US society. A new survey from the organization Student Loan Hero confirms that Latino and Black students are struggling at a higher rate during the COVID-19 emergency when compared to other groups.
The new Coronavirus package approved by Congress this week does very little to help Latino businesses. According to an NBC report, many businesses owned by Latinos or other minorities and women secure loans through community lenders, commonly known as CDFIs or Minority Depository Institutions. But despite the vital role these lenders play and the fact that Latino small businesses are driving U.S. small-business growth, the latest coronavirus bill failed to give such lenders a fair shot at the next round of loan money from the federal government.
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.