Earlier this month, President Obama announced Gina McCarthy as the new administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency and Ernez Moniz as the Secretary of the Department of Energy. These nominations are only a catalyst for a stronger focus on environmental-related policy this term.
Obesity causes more than 15 percent of this country’s preventable deaths—more than alcohol, toxins, care accidents, gun-related deaths, drug abuse and STDs combined— and it causes a huge financial strain on the health care system.
Leticia Miranda, Associate Director of Economic and Employment Policy at the National Council of La Raza, speaks about the importance of social security for Latino communities, especially for retired beneficiaries and migrant communities at a Capitol Hill briefing titled "What's at Stake? Proposed Deficit Reduction Measures Affecting Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid and the Impact on Communities of Color".
Prison stays have become all too common in the African American community. Today, the length of the sentence has increased, as has the distance from prisoners’ homes, disrupting the lives of incarcerated families.
Over the past decade, Jeff Cruz has worked has worked on campaigns in more than a dozen states and has served as a policy advisor to Members of Congress and as an associate director in the White House.
Leticia Miranda is the associate director of the Economic and Employment Policy Project at the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States. The Economic and Employment Policy Project provides NCLR’s perspective on employment, energy, retirement, and poverty policy at the federal level.
PolicyTalk: Shaun Donovan, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Discusses Project Rebuild, U.S. Housing Policy and Latino Communities
Shaun Donovan, United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, discusses neighborhood stabilization, housing counseling, refinancing and other measures offered by HUD to support Latinos and communities across the United States.
PolicyTalk: U.S. Representative Charles A. Gonzalez On Fixing the Housing Crisis and Creating Jobs for Latinos
U.S. Representative Charles A. Gonzalez, Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, on fixing the housing crisis and creating wealth and jobs for Latino communities across the United States.
Maya Rockeymoore interviews Hispanic Americans regarding the future of Social Security and addresses why only one third of Latino workers have access to an employer-sponsored Social Insurance program.
Janis Bowdler, Deputy Director Wealth Building Policy Project, National Council of La Raza, discusses wealth building, asset management, and the Latina family at the Economic Security for Women.
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Kezia Williams, Founder of Capital Cause
Kezia Williams serves as Chair of Capital Cause, a DC-based fiscally-sponsored nonprofit dedicated to engaging young philanthropists in giving. Her work with this organization has included growing the organization from five vested members to over 5,000 young professionals influenced by the message of young philanthropy.Read more
Written by U.S. Rep. Charles B. Rangel
I am pleased that the President's FY14 Budget addresses the student loan crisis in our country. From leading the world into the age of democracy to spearheading the technological revolution, America has always been at the forefront of greatness.