One would expect Latino interests and concerns among the 87thLegislative Session’s budget priorities given they represent 40% of the states’ population and are a major reason for the state gaining 2 congressional seats: however, …
Latino faculty representation and leadership is crucial across Texas’s higher education system. Yet, Latino/a faculty is experiencing wage inequities regardless of equivalent and better qualifications. A group of Latino/a professors at UT Austin have been leading efforts to redress the extensively documented promotion and pay inequities that cut across the UT Higher Education System.
More than 100,000 Latinos have now lost their lives to COVID-19. This past week we went over this lamentable threshold. It took about ten months for 50,000 Latinos to die from the pandemic, but it only took four months to add another 50,000. More than 29,000 Latinos have died in California and more than 23,000 […]
Latino electoral power is necessary to achieve structural policy change and real economic mobility. Recent record high voter turn-out must fuel year-round organizing efforts for voter participation to shift the states’ power structure as is beginning in Georgia and Arizona.
Latinos comprise over 62% (3.2 million) of Texas’s uninsured population. It includes over 2.5 million and 674,000 Latino adults and children respectively. These numbers do not include Covid-19 related loss of employment-based health insurance coverage.
The 3rd Texas Latino Policy Symposium (TXLPS III) urged local and state Covid-19 recovery support and structural policymaking change. Covid-19 further exposed Texas’s inadequate and unequal investments in education, employment, housing, health care, and economic development.
Community advocates, researchers, and health and human service providers from across the state met “virtually” for the 3rd Texas Latino Policy Symposium (TXLPS III) on October 1-2, 2020. Their focus was on the decimating impact of Covid-19 on Latino families and state legislative policy priorities targeting recovery support, and their economic mobility.
The coronavirus pandemic has rocked our world, completely changing our lives and our routines. It is a significant threat to Latinos’ 2020 census response and outreach efforts. Money and political power are at stake. Texas community outreach strategies are already challenged by President Trump’s administration discriminatory and inhumane policies directed at immigrants, and the state’s […]
According to one researcher, it appears most Texas children live in neighborhoods with below average opportunities. Further, the state has an underdevelopment problem that is evident in its ability to produce the workforce needed to compete for and attract the best paying industries. The wide variation in outcomes across the state speaks to regional differences […]
The coronavirus pandemic is challenging Latino advocacy strategies and ‘Si se puede’ (yes we can) social change mantra. Latinos are at high-risk of experiencing disproportionate social, financial and health hardships from the coronavirus pandemic. High employment in the service industry, low-incomes, limited access to paid leave, and high diabetes and uninsured rates are some of […]