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A Fair Economy Starts with Fairer Choices by Policymakers

A Fair Economy Starts with Fairer Choices by Policymakers

Families have heard for decades that their economic fortunes are determined by powerful market forces beyond their control, such as globalization and trickle-down economics. These forces, they are told, help explain why their wages are stagnant, their jobs headed overseas, and their skills outdated. According to the Roosevelt Institute, it’s not that simple. Family fortunes […]

Building the New Tennessee Electorate

Building the New Tennessee Electorate

You might not realize it, but over the past decade Tennessee’s immigrant population has been one of the fastest growing in the country. Nashville is still best known for country music and cowboy boots, but already more than 13 percent of our city is foreign-born. While many have celebrated and valued our increasing diversity, nativist […]

Construyendo el nuevo electorado de Tennessee

Construyendo el nuevo electorado de Tennessee

Es posible que usted no se haya dado cuenta todavía, pero en la última década, la población de inmigrados en Tennessee ha sido una de las de más rápido crecimiento en el país.  Nashville todavía es la ciudad más conocida por su música country y las botas vaqueras, pero más del 13 por ciento de […]

Texas Mom on Election 2016: ‘Votar es amar’ or ‘To Vote is to Love’

Texas Mom on Election 2016: ‘Votar es amar’ or ‘To Vote is to Love’

I was born in the United States, in Brownsville, Texas, on the border with Matamoros, Mexico. But I grew up in Matamoros, where my father had his job, and my mom her family. In our Mexican community, going to vote was a lot like going to Mass—you didn’t always understand everything, but you faithfully took […]

Madre texana en la Elección 2016: ‘Votar es amar’

Madre texana en la Elección 2016: ‘Votar es amar’

Nací en los Estados Unidos en Brownsville, Texas, en la frontera colindando con Matamoros, México, pero de hecho crecí en Matamoros, donde mi padre tenía su trabajo y mi mamá sus familiares. En nuestra comunidad mexicana, ir a votar era como ir a misa; no siempre se comprendía todo, pero uno participaba fielmente.  Al igual […]

Un sombrero de vaquero y la presión para registrar electores

Un sombrero de vaquero y la presión para registrar electores

Esta tarde, en Atlanta, Charles “Chuck” Ware está respondiendo preguntas por teléfono sobre la importancia de votar en la Elección de 2016.  Al mismo tiempo, el intercesor de base está hablando con alguien que se encuentra cerca de él. “Haga que él lo llene. Nosotros lo entregaremos” dice Ware, de 86 años, dirigiéndose a la […]

Election 2016: Why It’s Been Good for Immigrants

Election 2016: Why It’s Been Good for Immigrants

Donald Trump outlined his ideas for a new approach to immigration Wednesday with rhetoric steeped in fear – of criminals, illegal drugs, job loss and threats to national security – that also stoked fear among immigrant families across the country. But, he energized those same families and their communities in ways that could ultimately be seen […]

A Product of Trump’s Immigration Ideas? A Spike in Latino Voters

A Product of Trump’s Immigration Ideas? A Spike in Latino Voters

Maricela Andrade, who is in her late 20s, came to the United States as a child. Her father arrived first for work. Once he gained stability, he brought his family from Michoacán, Mexico in 2002. Andrade became eligible to apply for citizenship almost a decade ago, but she put it off. A few years ago, […]