Durante la era del COVID-19, los latinos estuvieron sobrerrepresentados entre los trabajadores esenciales. De la misma manera, hoy encabezan la confrontación contra el cambio climático y la degradación ambiental. Ya sea que trabajen en el campo, luchen contra incendios forestales, vivan cerca de productos químicos tóxicos o alquilen viviendas de mala calidad contaminadas con pintura […]
The first regulations were aimed to help renters by enacting a moratorium on evictions for those who could not pay rent because of circumstances related to COVID, like the closure of their workplaces and sometimes their children’s schools, as well as additional medical expenses.
Federal assistance for those making less than $50,000 a year and Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefit payments stabilized finances for many households and prevented foreclosures, mortgage delinquencies and renters’ evictions. However, those benefits were denied to undocumented immigrant families.
Una mujer recorre las calles de mi barrio, Lake Balboa, en el Valle de San Fernando. Lleva en la mano un montón de folletos coloridos y brillantes. Camina con mesura y calma, pasando de una casa a la otra y dejando un folleto en cada hogar. Es material electoral. Mi esposa sale al patio; se […]
Climate change was not on the minds of the people of Central America 25 years ago. But they already suffered from this as well as from environmental damage. Most water sources were contaminated because of mining or petrochemicals. The rural population–35% of the total– lacks access to clean water. Many rivers dried up due to deforestation and land overuse.
And with each hurricane, earthquake, or war, the numbers of immigrants to the United States increased. More than 25% of them settled in California, especially in Los Angeles County.
There are seven candidates and a write-in running for the 6th District, including four Latinos. Few voters usually participate in the midterm elections. And the more candidates who split the vote, the better. That means that in order to win, they need a fraction of what they normally should get.