Category: OBAMA

Of Love And Politics, And Jeb Bush’s Surprising Statement

Kica Matos

April 8, 2014 at 4:16 pm

This post originally appeared as an op-ed in Fox News Latino. It was the immigrant and Latino vote that helped President Obama win the White House in 2008 and 2012 because of his promise to pass comprehensive immigration reform. After five years of relentless deportations under his administration, our President is destroying the immigrant communities who […]

Of Love And Politics, And Jeb Bush’s Surprising Statement

Kica Matos

at 4:16 pm

This post originally appeared as an op-ed in Fox News Latino. It was the immigrant and Latino vote that helped President Obama win the White House in 2008 and 2012 because of his promise to pass comprehensive immigration reform. After five years of relentless deportations under his administration, our President is destroying the immigrant communities who […]

Of Love And Politics, And Jeb Bush’s Surprising Statement

Kica Matos

at 4:16 pm

This post originally appeared as an op-ed in Fox News Latino. It was the immigrant and Latino vote that helped President Obama win the White House in 2008 and 2012 because of his promise to pass comprehensive immigration reform. After five years of relentless deportations under his administration, our President is destroying the immigrant communities who […]

Tell your Representatives that you want immigration reform, now!

Alesia Lucas

March 18, 2013 at 12:00 am

Tomorrow is the final day of National Call-in week for immigration reform.  We need everyone to call their representatives and urge them to support immigration reform that keeps families together and creates a reasonable pathway to citizenship. We have the chance to fix our country’s broken immigration system which has torn apart so many people […]

Building the Economic Strength of Women

Alesia Lucas

March 7, 2013 at 12:00 am

March 8th is International Women’s Day, and although it’s 2013, American women still lag behind men in paycheck fairness. Women still make a mere 64 cents for every dollar their male counterparts make. Correcting this would not only make an unfair situation right, it would also go a long way toward helping families from slipping […]

A Great Day as VAWA is Reauthorized

Community Change

at 12:00 am

Today, President Obama reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), expanding protection to immigrants, LGBT individuals and Native Americans.  At the bill signing, President Obama spoke of when the bill was first passed in 1994, saying, “It didn’t just change the rules—it changed our culture.”  He described how VAWA started a conversation about domestic abuse […]

Alone on Valentine’s Day Because Of Deportation

Alesia Lucas

February 15, 2013 at 12:00 am

In December the Fair Immigration Reform Movement launched the Keeping Families Together campaign, the campaign collects the countless stories of families split because of our broken immigration system. Yesterday was Valentine’s Day, a day where people spend time with their loved ones.  Imagine having to spend a holiday all about love without your sweetheart. Since […]

Making Minimum Wage a Living Wage

Alesia Lucas

February 13, 2013 at 12:00 am

Overall, 77% of those who watched The State of the Union Address were pleased with what the President had to say.  It was a passionate plea and directive to the Congress and the American public. One of the most popular pieces on social media sites was the President’s remarks on increasing the federal minimum wage. […]

The OFA Takes a Page from Keeping Families Together

Alesia Lucas

February 7, 2013 at 12:00 am

With President Obama’s second term in full swing his former campaign organization has decided to take on immigration reform.  Taking a page from the Keeping Families Together Campaign, The Obama For America organization has sent out a heartfelt plea to the immigrant community. Through the words of Jose Magana, a DREAMer, the OFA is looking […]

An Eye-Opener of a Week for Me

Community Change

February 4, 2013 at 12:00 am

I’ve been volunteering at the Latino Student Fund (LSF), a local nonprofit in Washington, DC, that provides “academic support to at-risk and underprivileged Latino youth,” for nearly two years. And it never dawned on me until this week that some of my students and their families may be suffering under our current broken immigration system. […]

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