Award-winning Salvadoran American journalist focused on women's rights & Latino issues from Texas. IWMF Fellow. Versed in editing, writing, research, transcription, content management & translation.
We like to have fun on We’re All Gonna Die, but this week we talk about a more serious topic—the human element of the immigration debate in the country.
On today’s pod, the crew talks with Christine Bolaños about her story regarding Melvin Griselda Cruz-Lopez, a mother trying to see her daughter again while being held in an immigrant detention center in Texas.
A new ride-sharing service based in Austin has found a way to combine the best elements of traditional hitchhiking with the latest technology. The idea for Hitch started when CEO and co-founder Kush Singh found himself dissatisfied with today’s inter-city travel options.
With hours upon hours of rehearsals completed and a strong mixture of excitement and nervousness, students at L.V. Stockard Middle School in Dallas are ready to take the stage today for a one-of-a-kind Spanish mariachi opera commissioned for them by The New York Metropolitan Opera.
Five-year-old Samantha cries inconsolably into the phone. She’s hurt and angry that her mother won’t come for her.
“They hit me really hard,” Samantha wails to her mother who, 1,000 miles away, feels utterly helpless. Melvin Griselda Cruz-Lopez, 46, is in an immigrant detention center in Texas, while Samantha is living with her father in Illinois. Griselda says this man, her ex, has physically abused them both.
Results from a new survey commissioned by Voto Latino, a civic media organization, found that Latino voters are energized by the midterms and plan to stay engaged in future elections. Between November 9 and 12, Change Research conducted the survey, which suggests that future Latino voter participation will rely heavily on how invested campaign organization and political candidates are on this demographic.
While 74 percent of Latinos voted for O’Rourke, 39 percent of Latino men and 34 percent of Latina women went for Cruz. Yet, as we closely examine these demographic breakdowns, it’s important to keep in mind that many progressive Latinas in Texas put in the work, and now they’re looking toward the future.
AUSTIN, TX — While Democrats may not have won the war in the race to control both chambers of Congress, they won numerous battles, including control of the House of Representatives, several Democratic governors’ races across the country, and the election of more women and people of color than ever before.
The most critical subgroup of young voters are Latinos, who account for half of Texans younger than 18 years old, meaning they will be the largest ethnic group in the state by 2022. In the next decade – when we’ll have two presidential elections and three midterms – more than two million Latino citizens will reach voting age, representing half of the state’s new age-eligible voters.
Last week, Austin-based political mobilization group Jolt Texas released findings from Texas’ most comprehensive study of young Latino voters.
An Austin-based software company focused on technology solutions to help scale the social impact of nonprofits and public sector organizations is gearing up for its third annual Impact Summit.
Social Solutions provides easy-to-use software for organizations to track data, manage data and measure outcomes. It recently partnered with Ballmer Group, which was co-founded by former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, to use technology to advance the nonprofit and social impact sectors for decades to come.
With a swing set, slide, and plenty of room to play tag, it might look like any other ordinary park. But in actuality, it’s a tribute to Sara J. González – a Cuban-born woman who inadvertently became a pioneering and leading advocate for Latino, immigrant, and minority rights in Atlanta, Georgia – and the southern state’s only park named after a member of the Latino community.
AUSTIN, TX — A new study unveiled by Jolt, an Austin-based organization that aims to mobilize young Latino voters, sheds light into the voting behaviors of Latinos in Texas and sets ambitious goals for political parties, philanthropic organizations and policymakers to close the voter gap for Latinos, paving the way for more fair and balanced state elections.
The third annual Team Brock Halloween 5K Fun Run is set for Oct. 20. The event is in honor of Brock Fleming, a Round Rock boy who died from diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomia in 2016.
If there’s one thing Republicans and Democrats agree on in Texas is that US Senator Ted Cruz and challenger Beto O’Rourke need the Latino vote to win the midterm election. In the Lone Star State, a deep red state that hasn’t had Democrats in statewide office since the era of Governor Ann Richards in the early ’90s, Latinos have risen as the minority-majority demographically.
Latinas in STEM know their positions hold great responsibility as they work to better their communities and the world they live in. They also carry the torch of the Latina scientists who came before them and for the young Latinas in STEM who seek to follow in their footsteps.
When Democratic candidate Wendy Davis lost the gubernatorial election to Republican Greg Abbott in Texas in 2014, it didn’t surprise political pundits, particularly those on the conservative side. Many election experts said her campaign took the Latino voter for granted, which may have ultimately cost her the election. Findings from a poll – conducted by the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund/Latino Decisions earlier this month – that tracked and i...