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.
Jobs (wage), health care (costs), and immigration including treatment of all Latinos were among the top issues for Texas Latino according to a UnidosUS and Latino Decisions conducted “2020 Texas Latino Electorate Survey”. The survey details Latino expectation from ideal candidates; current level of ‘party support’; and a detailed family related issues they want candidates […]
Without transformative change to the State’s minimalist policy making approach, Latinos will experience another generation of unequal opportunity for economic mobility. Latinos and their allies must transform Texas policy-making to an approach driven more by principles of inclusion and equity. Symposia I and II participants identified economic mobility issues and policy recommendations grounded in the […]