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Austin, TX — Today a gunman opened fire inside a small church in Southerland, Texas. At least 26 people have been killed, making this the deadliest shooting in Texas history. In response, Maria Teresa Kumar, Voto Latino President and CEO, issued the following response: “As we closed our annual conference with nearly 500 participants and […]
Washington, D.C. – On Sunday night, the White House released a list of extreme immigration demands in an attempt to derail Congress from passing legislation that would protectDACA recipients from deportation. The list includes funding a U.S.-Mexico border wall, tougher laws on unaccompanied minors, and legislation that cuts off key federal funding for sanctuary cities. In response, Jessica Reeves, Voto Latino COO, issued the following statement: “The White House immigration […]
RISE Aims to Register, Ignite, Strive and Engage WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sept. 15, 2017 – Voto Latino, Mi Familia Vota, and iAmerica along with partners Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Environmental Defense Fund, and Rock the Vote are launching an on-the-ground and digital voter registration campaign as they celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. The campaign urges […]
Washington, D.C. – Today, through an announcement by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, President Donald Trump ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, immigration legislation that protects 800,000 undocumented youth from deportation and grants them work authorization. A coalition of ten states led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sent a letter to the […]