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Fla. Immigration Activists Call for Vote on ‘Tuition Equity’

Fla. Immigration Activists Call for Vote on ‘Tuition Equity’

  A floor vote and the democratic process need to take place in the Florida state Senate regarding a bill that would permit undocumented youth to qualify for in-state tuition fees, the Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC) said Friday. SB 1400 could help up to 175,000 students in Florida qualify for “Tuition Equity” or lower costs [...]
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Calif. Residents to Gov. Brown: ‘Lift Families Out of Poverty’  It was the day before taxes were due – and more than 200 people gathered outside the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles with a message about priorities for the state’s share of those public dollars. In fact, they had several messages: Public money needs to be invested in schools, communities and safety [...]
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Credit: ACE Climate Action Fellows (Students in Chicago Public Schools) Submitted for the IHTD.org youth film festival
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Tirso Moreno – A Farmworker who ‘Never Left’ his RootsHero’s name: Tirso Moreno Home city: Apopka, Fla. Organization affiliation: Farmworker Association of Florida Why this person is a Community Hero: “Tirso Moreno was born in Mexico and came to this country in 1971 with his family to do farm work. From 1971 to 1982, he migrated from Florida to Michigan, harvesting citrus and apples. After [...]
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Rosalva Nava – A Mother and ‘Inspiration’ in ChicagoHero’s name: Rosalva Nava Home city: Chicago Organization affiliation: Community Organizing and Family Issues (COFI) / POWER-PAC Why this person is a Community Hero: “Rosalva Nava, a low-income mother of four from the West Town community in Chicago. She didn’t always believe she had the power to make change. Fifteen years ago, hopeless and frightened as [...]
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Rosa Amalia Garcia – Sharing Her Heart in CaliforniaHero’s name: Rosa Amalia Garcia Home city: Novato Organization affiliation: Canal Youth and Family Council Why this person is a Community Hero: From Steve Mason: “Although a resident of Novato, Amalia shares her time, and her heart, here in the Canal Neighborhood of San Rafael attending the monthly Thursday evening Canal Youth and Family Council meetings. She [...]
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Guillermina Castellanos – Dignity for Domestic WorkersHero’s name: Guillermina Castellanos Home city: San Francisco Organization affiliation: La Colectiva de Mujeres Why this person is a Community Hero: “Guillermina Castellanos has been a leader of the domestic worker movement for over 20 years. Born in Jalisco, México, she began working as a domestic worker as a child and continued after immigrating to the U.S. [...]
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