First Latina University President, UnidosUS Founder Both Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

Of the hundreds of recipients since 1963, only 20 Latinos have received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. On Thursday, July 7, two more names were added to that prestigious list when President Joe Biden honored Texans Dr. Julieta García and Raúl Yzaguirre at the White House.

  • Jul 8, 2022
  • 5:04 PM

UnidosUS Announces That It Has Cut Corporate Ties With Facebook After Whistleblower Revelations

On Friday, the nation’s largest Latino civil rights and advocacy organization said it cut ties with Facebook after a whistleblower revealed that Facebook has been intentionally promoting products and policies that harm the Latino community and undermine democratic principles.

  • Oct 8, 2021
  • 1:56 PM

UnidosUS Releases Series of Videos Explaining How Government Relief Plan Will Affect Latinos

The videos explain the CARES Act from different perspectives, with a focus on health, education, jobs, housing, and immigration.

  • Apr 9, 2020
  • 9:19 AM

UnidosUS: Latinos Will Vote in Record Numbers in 2020 and Play Decisive Role in 23 of the Most Competitive House Races

“The best strategy to increase Latino voter turnout in presidential elections is to close the registration gap,” a new study about the 2020 Latino electorate noted.

  • Nov 14, 2019
  • 2:02 PM

UnidosUS Releases State Polling of Latino Voters on Priority Issues, Key Traits in a Presidential Candidate and Party Support

Latino voters in CA, TX, NV, FL, AZ weigh in as the 2020 election season kicks into high gear.

  • Aug 5, 2019
  • 5:40 PM

UnidosUS Poll Finds Latinos Want a Presidential Candidate Who ‘Values Diversity and Brings People Together’

Speaking Spanish ranked last among characteristics that Latinos prioritize.

  • Jun 25, 2019
  • 3:20 PM

UnidosUS Releases ‘Beyond the Border: Family Separation in the Trump Era’ Report

Organization says Trump immigration policies demonstrate devastating impact on more than six million U.S.-citizen children.

  • Mar 15, 2019
  • 5:01 PM

UnidosUS: New Poll Identifies Health Care as a Top Issue for Latino Voters

More than 50 percent of respondents noting the rising cost of premiums and out-of-pocket expenses as major concerns.

  • Sep 26, 2018
  • 3:50 PM

UnidosUS Unveils New Report on the Latino Experience in Higher Education

“While many of our students succeed, too many have to take on immense financial risk for a shot at the American dream.”

  • Apr 24, 2018
  • 4:45 PM

Breaking Down the Latino Vote in 2022

Latino voters were generally supportive of the Biden administration’s policies but remain extremely worried about inflation and the rising cost of living. Pre-election myths about frustration leading to a seismic Latino shift towards the right were ultimately wrong.

  • Nov 15, 2022
  • 12:15 PM

Latino Vote Surged in 2022 Elections, Experts Say

Latinos made up about one in 10 of the votes cast during the 2022 midterm elections, according to a study conducted by the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials. Roughly 35 million Latinos were eligible to vote, representing 14 percent of the electorate.

  • Nov 10, 2022
  • 3:57 PM

Centering Latinos in the Anti-Gun Violence Movement (OPINION)

With gun violence becoming a top political issue for Latinx voters, and Latinx people in the U.S. dying from gun violence at a faster rate than their white peers, we need more Latinx faces organizing to end gun violence.

  • Sep 23, 2022
  • 2:37 PM

Group Launches ‘Vote Like a Madre’ Campaign to Mobilize Latina Voters Around Climate Crisis

On Wednesday, Latino Victory Project, a nonprofit group that champions progressive causes in Latino communities, launched its 2022 “Vote Like a Madre” campaign to mobilize Latina voters around the climate crisis issue ahead of the midterm elections in November.

  • Sep 14, 2022
  • 3:42 PM

Polls: Latinos Say US on the Wrong Track; Most Americans See ‘Invasion’ at Border

A majority of Latino voters believe that the United States is on the wrong track, while a majority of all Americans believe there’s an ‘invasion’ at the southern border, according to two separate polls.

  • Aug 18, 2022
  • 5:20 PM

Report: ‘US Educational Progress for All’ Means Investing in Latino Students

The report, titled “Latino Student Success: Advancing U.S. Educational Progress for All” and released by UnidosUS, makes seven recommendations to guarantee that decades of steady educational progress made by Latinos are not erased by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Jul 12, 2022
  • 5:42 PM

First Lady Biden Blasted, Defended for ‘Taco’ Comparison

First Lady Jill Biden apologized Tuesday morning for calling Latinos “as unique” as breakfast tacos during her speech at a conference in San Antonio, Texas held by UnidosUS, the nation’s largest Latino nonprofit advocacy organization.

  • Jul 12, 2022
  • 1:36 PM

AOC Says Some Immigration Advocacy Groups Are ‘Hampering Progress’

“There are certain advocacy groups, national organizations, that may have a footprint here in Washington but do not have a presence in immigrant communities,” Ocasio-Cortez said in an interview with Latino Rebels on Monday evening at the Capitol.

  • Nov 15, 2021
  • 10:52 PM

Immigrant Parole Trumps Pathway to Citizenship in House Spending Bill

After weeks of negotiations, the long-promised pathway to citizenship has been removed from the House spending bill, replaced by immigrant parole. Washington correspondent Pablo Manríquez walks us through how it happened.

  • Nov 9, 2021
  • 5:37 PM

New Report: Number of Blacks and Latinos Killed in Police Custody More Than Double Other Counts

Federal legislation to address police abuse needs to include provisions for more accurate data, to address the full scope of the problem.

  • May 27, 2021
  • 3:52 PM

OPINION: Funders Must Invest in Scholarships for Graduate Study for Students of Color

As a first-generation college student, I was excited to receive my undergraduate degrees with very little debt, but I knew that I wanted to go further in my education with a master’s degree and eventually a Ph.D. The roadblock was funding.

  • Apr 15, 2021
  • 12:00 PM

What’s the Post-Pandemic Catch-Up Plan, Especially for Students of Color?

It’s still dangerous as hell out there.

  • Feb 26, 2021
  • 11:08 AM

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