Stories tagged: "latinos"


The writer, a permanent resident who lives in Charlotte, says she might not be eligible to vote, so she's ensuring that other voters know what's at stake. (Image via screenshot)
I’m Not Eligible to Vote. That’s Why I Work To Make Sure Others Do.

An immigrant living in NC says her father is the only family member eligible to vote, so she makes sure others know what’s at stake.

Gov. Roy Cooper, at the podium, and NC DHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen. (Photo by Dept. of Public Safety)
‘We Need to do a Lot More’: Gov. Cooper Addresses Newly Formed Racial Equity Task Force

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has exposed huge racial disparities in NC, Gov. Cooper says a new task force combating inequity is crucial.

Joe Biden with supporters
How Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” Plan Will Help Latinos and Other People of Color

The fourth and final part of Biden’s economic recovery proposal aims to “deal with systemic racism and advance racial equity in our economy.”

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North Carolina Sees Latino Voter Increase by 25%

The surge in Latino voters in North Carolina could make a big impact in this swing state come the November election.

In this March 12, 2020 file photo, Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., pauses to speak to media on Capitol Hill in Washington. Tillis is under fire for comments about coronavirus' spread in the Latino community. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
Thom Tillis Says Latinos Are Less Likely to Wear Masks. That’s Not True.

While talking about coronavirus' impact on Latinos, Tillis blamed the crisis on Latino people not wearing masks. But multiple surveys say that's not true.

A NC DREAMER says denying unemployment to undocumented people during the coronavirus only worsens the pandemic. (Image via Shutterstock)
From a NC DREAMER: Want to Lower Coronavirus Infections? Offer Unemployment Benefits to Undocumented People Too

Coronavirus doesn’t care about citizenship status. And denying unemployment to undocumented people only incentivizes people to work while sick.

Una DREAMER en NC asegura que negarle beneficios de desempleo a personas indocumentadas solamente empeora la situación durante una pandemia.
Esta DREAMER en NC Propone: ‘¿Queremos Menos COVID-19? Demos Beneficios de Desempleo Para Indocumentados’.

Si los funcionarios electos de NC realmente buscan aplanar la curva y reducir el número de casos de COVID, no puede haber excepciones sobre quién puede acceder a los beneficios de desempleo.