Latino economic disparities cut across wages and benefits, median income, home ownership, debts, and savings. Their middle class and wealth-building status affect choices to strengthen family bienestar (well-being), civic involvement to gain political power and policy influence, and structural changes needed.
Latino Enrollment in Obama Care Insurance Marketplace: American Rescue Plan ‘Expansion’
Over 1 million Texas Latino are estimated to be eligible for expanded and new subsidized Qualified Health Plan (QHP) coverage under ‘Obama Care. ENROLL by August 15, 2021. Enrollees who received tax credits in 2021 dropped by 79% – from $550 to $120 monthly –
Milestone of Misery
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 […]
Electoral Power and Latino Family Economic Mobility
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.
TXLPS III Summary Article
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.