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Do Republicans Hate Latinos?

Tony_Diaz | Posted 07.09.2014 | Latino Voices
Tony_Diaz

Will the GOP stand on the sidelines as Falcon9 and other Arizona Republicans waste millions more in taxpayer money and gut the educational system, all the while offending, alienating and oppressing the largest growing segment of voters in the nation?

Cesar Chavez's Legacy

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

When Chavez left his job as a community organizer in San Jose in 1962 and moved to rural Delano to try, once again, to bring a union to California's lettuce and grape fields, even his closest friends figured he was delusional.

What Rosario Dawson Wants To Do With Dolores Huerta's Life Story

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 03.27.2014 | Latino Voices

Rosario Dawson will embody the bold Dolores Huerta in Diego Luna’s upcoming biopic “Cesar Chavez: An American Hero,” but the actress doesn’t f...

And the Winner Is...

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 05.17.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

The Presidential Medal of Freedom may not have the name cachet of an Oscar, but it is our nation's highest civilian honor and an award to be celebrated.

On Immigration Reform: 'Don't Waste Any Time in Mourning. Organize.'

Elianne Ramos | Posted 01.25.2014 | Latino Voices
Elianne Ramos

The next couple of months will be hard to bear, knowing that the holidays will be much less jolly for the millions still living in the shadows. For them, for us, I say: Let us grieve, let us lay blame, let us swing our imaginary chanclas at our bullyraggers.

How Dolores Huerta Sees The Road Ahead For Latinos

EFE | Posted 09.25.2013 | Latino Voices

Chicago (EFE).- Dolores Huerta, a defender of the human rights of Hispanic workers for more than 40 years, believes that Latinos still have a "long ro...

Dolores Huerta Talks Sexism

NBC Latino | Feliciano Garcia | Posted 10.21.2013 | Latino Voices

On this episode of Cafecito, we are joined by legendary civil rights and migrant worker rights advocate, Dolores Huerta. The 83-year-old Mexican-Ameri...

Community Organizers, Dreamers and a Certain Historical Figure Sound Off On the Senate Immigration Bill

Elianne Ramos | Posted 06.22.2013 | Latino Voices
Elianne Ramos

Now is when the real fight will happen in order to make sure this piece of legislation does not get derailed, that the efforts and hopes of so many people are not shattered to smithereens. What should the community be focusing on next to get this legislation passed?

The Grapes of Ross

Peter Dreier | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Many Americans know that Barack Obama spent three years as a community organizer in Chicago, but hardly any Americans know about Fred Ross Sr., perhaps the most influential community organizer in American history.

A Recognition to Cesar Chavez's Monumental Environmental Legacy

Javier Sierra | Posted 12.11.2012 | Green
Javier Sierra

Today, the places where Cesar Chavez lived and worked have become a national monument to the immense significance of his life and the wonderful example of an existence devoted to do as much good for the rest of humanity as possible.

President Obama: Don't Forget Cesar Chavez's Arizona Legacy At Your Oct. 8th National Monument Ceremony

Jeff Biggers | Posted 12.04.2012 | Latino Voices
Jeff Biggers

When President Obama travels to Keene, California on Monday, October 8th, to establish the César E. Chávez National Monument, I hope he publicly recalls the Arizona native's towering legacy in civil rights and immigration showdowns in Arizona today.

Reshaping the Politics of the Golden State

Dolores Huerta | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
Dolores Huerta

Voter mobilization can create a vital tipping point in this election. It's another step towards our long-term vision -- restoring the California Dream by bringing a greater spectrum of voices into the policy debate. California calls us to do so.

UFW Marks 50th Anniversary As State Vetoes Farm Worker Safety Bill

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 10.01.2012 | Latino Voices

The United Farm Workers (UFW) marked its 50th anniversary on Sunday -- a milestone for the Mexican-American community and organized labor. Farm labore...

Clashes in California's Fields

Rick Ayers | Posted 11.18.2012 | Books
Rick Ayers

Pick this book up to gain a deep and profound encounter with issues of social justice, of the economic crisis of today, of immigration and diversity, and of the age-old question activists must always ask, "What is to be done?"

Washington Politics Remains Uncomfortable With Latino Affairs

Pablo Manriquez | Posted 08.11.2012 | Latino Voices
Pablo Manriquez

Like a pimple between the shoulder blades of the American body politic, this election year Latinos rise beyond the reach of both left and right.

Dolores Huerta To Receive Presidential Medal Of Freedom

Posted 05.30.2012 | Latino Voices

Dolores Huerta, a civil rights advocate and labor leader who fought for farmworkers rights alongside César Chavez, will be honored with one of the na...

Obama Honors Medal Of Freedom Recipients

AP | NANCY BENAC | Posted 07.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Sketching impressive contributions to society in intensely personal terms, President Barack Obama presented the Medal of Freedom to...

Working Kids... to Disability and Death

Bruce Lesley | Posted 07.04.2012 | Impact
Bruce Lesley

According to a report in the Journal of Pediatrics, approximately 26,650 youth are injured on farms every year. Of these injuries, more than 3,700 require hospitalization. Now, passing the CARE Act is even more important.

War on Women in Mississippi, Dolores Huerta Gets Honored

El Chanclaso | Posted 06.28.2012 | Latino Voices
El Chanclaso

Un gran aplauso to President Obama for announcing that Dolores Huerta, the legendary civil rights and labor leader, will be receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom along with 12 other outstanding individuals.

Rosario Dawson Nervous To Play Dolores Huerta

The Huffington Post | Andrea Long Chavez | Posted 04.18.2012 | Latino Voices

For years, the family of Latino civil rights leader Cesar Chavez turned down producer’s efforts to create a film about his life. Now, the first biop...

LOOK: Latino Leaders Inspired By MLK, Civil Rights Movement

Posted 01.16.2012 | Latino Voices

The legacy and continued influence of Martin Luther King Jr. is undeniable, even if it has not yet fully been realized. As Latinos, we recognize th...

Progressive California Is Ready to Go on Offense

Dolores Huerta | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics
Dolores Huerta

Progressive leaders are trading notes, breaking down silos, building power and going on offense. In 2012, the strength of the 99% will be felt in California.

Dolores Huerta, The Icon And The Person

Monique Frausto | Posted 01.22.2012 | Latino Voices
Monique Frausto

I know she's an amazingly brave, strong, and intelligent woman. I know she's unstoppable. I can only imagine what she's seen in her lifetime.

With the Passing Of Activist Harry Pachon, A Look At Other Latino Pioneers

Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices

Harry Pachon, an acclaimed activist-scholar who focused on the political and educational aspects of the country's growing Latino community, died of lu...

Holding Hands to Surround the White House: Environmental Leaders Speaking at Green Festival L.A. Urge Action

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 01.05.2012 | Green
Alison Rose Levy

This Sunday, people will have the chance to hold hands surrounding the White House, and to ask President Obama to live up to his campaign promise to "end the tyranny of oil," by saying no to Tar Sands.