Free the Wage

By December 1st, 2016, 9:00 EST

In recent years, the minimum wage has been a charged, polarizing, hot-button issue in American politics. It has also attracted significant attention in economic research, as advocates and opponents alike attempt to measure its effects on employment, prices, and poverty. The effect of the minimum wage on employment is especially significant, and it stands out in public polling on the …

 

ICYMI: NPR Covers Common Ground Immigration Pop-Up Exhibit

By November 7th, 2019, 16:21 EST

(Arlington, VA)— NPR published a story highlighting the Common Ground: Immigration exhibit and it’s goal of changing the conversation from the areas that divide us to the Common Ground we share on one of nation’s toughest issues. Listen and read the entire article here.   Below are excerpts from the piece.   Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, as it’s officially known, has broad support across the political spectrum. The …

ICYMI: Immigration Exhibit Premieres in Wynwood, Miami

By October 4th, 2019, 15:16 EST

(Miami, FL)— Yesterday marked the official premiere of the Common Ground: Immigration Pop-up Exhibit. This multi-city, experiential installation launched in Wynwood Miami and will be on location from Oct. 3rd – Oct. 6th before heading to Politicon in Nashville, TN – followed by other cities across the U.S. Following the premiere, The New York Times, Washington Post, ABC News, US News, Miami Herald and numerous local outlets published coverage of the exhibit …

Media Advisory: Immigration Exhibit Launch Event

By October 2nd, 2019, 10:24 EST

(Miami, FL)— Tomorrow, Common Ground: Immigration will host a launch event featuring guest speakers, welcome reception, special tour of the exhibit, and media availability.  This new, experiential pop-up exhibit will launch in Wynwood for one weekend only before touring other cities across the U.S.. Date: TOMORROW: Thursday, October 3 Time: 7 PM – 9 PM Where: The Deck at Wynwood Address: 2250 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127 Media: Press …

Launching: Immigration Pop-Up Exhibit Reveals Common Ground on Debate

By October 1st, 2019, 10:21 EST

Miami, FL – A multi-city, immigration, pop-up exhibit campaign launching in Miami aims to close the divide on one of our nation’s most contentious topics. This unique, interactive installation – called Common Ground – offers an immersive experience revealing the surprising truth behind the debate on immigration. Common Ground will be launching on Oct 3rd in Miami’s Wynwood Art District, followed by an exhibition in Nashville, …

The LIBRE Institute Stands With Victims of Weekend Attacks

By August 5th, 2019, 16:42 EST

(El Paso, TX) – The LIBRE Institute commented on events over the weekend.   Karla Sierra, Grassroots Engagement Director of The LIBRE Institute-El Paso, released the following statement: “The LIBRE Institute family is heartbroken by this weekend’s attacks, and our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of these innocent victims. This sort of heinous, hate-fueled violence should …

The LIBRE Institute Announces Back-to-School Events Across the Country

By July 25th, 2019, 17:41 EST

(Arlington, VA)— This summer, The LIBRE Institute will hold back-to-school events in cities across the country. These events will feature giveaways of thousands of backpacks – and other school supplies – in support of families as they prepare for the upcoming school year. The LIBRE Institute and local partners will help provide students with the materials they need to succeed at …

The LIBRE Institute Kicks Off National School Choice Week

By January 24th, 2019, 17:38 EST

Florida Kickoff is First of a Series of Events Nationwide Miami, FL—The LIBRE Institute Florida will host a National School Choice Week Kick Off this Saturday, January 19 from 2 pm to 5 pm. The event will feature several speakers and will focus on the benefits of educational options. Below, find a list of speakers.   Speakers: Manny Diaz, Jr, Florida …

More Opportunities Help Children Succeed!

By January 24th, 2019, 16:39 EST

Did you know this week is National School Choice Week? Every year, thousands around the country take a few days to celebrate the educational opportunities available for families and students. It’s a great time to learn more about new innovations in education and celebrate our children’s futures. From Florida to Nevada and Texas to Wisconsin, The LIBRE Institute is giving Hispanic …

 

From Soldier to Business Owner to Helping Veterans: The Story of Diego Echeverri

By November 12th, 2018, 14:45 EST

November is the month of gratitude. Not only does America celebrate Thanksgiving during November, but — most importantly — we give thanks for the service of the brave men and women of our Armed Services on Veterans Day.     Whether people spend four years or decades serving, many retire from the military young enough to start a new chapter in their …

 

Sneak Peak: How Many Hispanics Will Vote During Mid-Term Elections?

By October 31st, 2018, 16:54 EST

In November, millions of Americans will head to the polls to vote in U.S. House, U.S. Senate and gubernatorial races. Of those millions, Hispanics will be a key population, as a record 29.2 million Latinos will be eligible to vote.  Voter turnout among the Latino community is still below the national average, but our influence continues to expand. Political candidates on both sides of the aisle are …