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College for All Act Introduced

WASHINGTON, April 3 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) introduced legislation Monday to make public colleges and universities tuition-free for working families and to significantly reduce student debt. “Higher education in America should be a right for all, not a privilege for the few,” Sanders said. “If we are to succeed […]

Less Optimism

By Isaac Cohen* The last weekly insight from the Institute of International Finance, the global association of the financial industry with close to 500 members from 70 countries, finds “optimism curbed,” because markets see less clarity ahead. True, markets reacted positively since the election of President Donald Trump, with stocks up 5 percent since January. […]

Tri-Caucus Alliance to Reaffirm Strong Support for Maryland’s Trust Act

The Tri-Caucus encourage its passage by the Maryland Senate. Annapolis, MD — The Maryland Legislative Latino Caucus, together with the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland and the Asian American and Pacific Islander Caucus, to reaffirm their strong support of The Trust Act and encourage its passage by the Senate. This important legislation seeks to maintain […]

MALDEF Statement in Opposition to Confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court

Los Angeles, CA – MALDEF President and General Counsel Thomas A. Saenz issued the following statement Monday opposing confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court. “Consistent with its mission to promote through the legal system the civil rights of all Latinos living in the United States, MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and […]

Fractures

By Isaac Cohen* The rejection of the health bill in the US House of Representatives, last week, confirmed the persistence of fractures within the Republican Party, impossible to overcome even by a Republican White House. After blaming the Democrats, just before the Sunday TV talk shows, President Donald Trump tweeted the Democrats were “smiling,” thanks […]

DC Salvadoran Poet/Performance Artist Quique Avilés to be Residence in San Salvador

DC Salvadoran Poet/Performance Artist Quique Avilés to be Residence in San Salvador

A Cultural Exchange between GALA and Teatro Luis Poma (El Salvador). Washington, DC [CapitalWirePR].- Enrique (Quique) Avilés, Salvadoran poet/performance artist and director of GALA’s Paso Nuevo youth program, will travel to El Salvador for a week-long residency in April as part of a cultural exchange between GALA and Teatro Luis Poma. The residency will culminate […]

Wall Funding Put on Hold, LULAC Praises Legislation to Permanently Stop the Construction of Trump’s Border Wall

Wall Funding Put on Hold, LULAC Praises Legislation to Permanently Stop the Construction of Trump’s Border Wall

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following weeks of advocacy on Capitol Hill by LULAC and other allied organizations, Republican leaders have officially announced that funding for the construction of the border wall has been put on hold. These reports come after increased pressure from organizations like LULAC, which led a national coalition letter with over 150 organizations […]

The Defeat of Republican Health Care Bill

BURLINGTON, Vt., March 24 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) released the following statement Friday after House Republican leaders pulled legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act from consideration on the House floor: “The defeat of the disastrous Trump-Ryan health care bill is a major victory for the working families of this country and for […]

Op Ed: Don’t Let Trump’s Rhetoric Distract Us

By Gus West Washington, DC [CapitalWirePR]. It’s safe to say that Donald Trump doesn’t have many fans in the Hispanic community. But Hispanics shouldn’t take Trump’s election as a personal affront — or a signal that they’re unwelcome in their own land. In fact, polling data show that the United States remains far more united […]

Moderate Growth

The central bank, last week, increased the federal funds interest rate by a quarter percentage point, to between 0.75 to 1 percent. This indicates the US economy is strong, but still growing moderately, with vigorous job creation in February and inflation close to the 2 percent objective. Growth predictions remained unchanged at around 2 percent […]

Financial Exploitation: When Taking Money Amounts to Elder Abuse

Financial Exploitation: When Taking Money Amounts to Elder Abuse

By Michael O. Schroeder First article in a series. When her husband died suddenly and unexpectedly from a massive heart attack, “Mary” – who asked that her real name not be used due to the sensitive nature of her story – was devastated and began spiraling downward. He was only in his late 60s and […]