Free the Wage

By December 1st, 2016, 9:00 EDT

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: Immigration Exhibit Premieres in Wynwood, Miami

By October 4th, 2019, 15:16 EDT

(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 …

The LIBRE Institute Stands With Victims of Weekend Attacks

By August 5th, 2019, 16:42 EDT

(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 EDT

(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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 …

 

Hispanic MVP Report Quantifies Importance of Latino Vote

By October 31st, 2018, 9:56 EDT

(Arlington, VA) – Today The LIBRE Institute released the third edition of the Hispanic Margin of Victory Project (Hispanic MVP) report. This report projects Hispanic turnout for races in the House of Representatives and Senate, as well as gubernatorial races around the country, based on recent history. It also notes the margin of victory in recent races. Based on these …

ICYMI: Coverage of Back-to-School Events

By August 28th, 2018, 10:00 EDT

(Arlington, VA)—This August, The LIBRE Institute is holding Back-to-School events around the country. Today, Politico published an article highlighting these Back-to-School events. Events in Albuquerque and Denver are among those that have received local media coverage. Below are excerpts from the pieces.   Politico: Koch Group Uses Backpack Giveaways To Talk School Choice With Hispanic Families Roughly 1,000 backpacks are …

The LIBRE Institute Completes Back to School Events

By August 28th, 2018, 9:36 EDT

                (Arlington, VA) – This weekend the staff and volunteers of The LIBRE Institute completed a series of events that will help kids in local communities around the country to prepare for the start of the new school year. These back to school events were held in a range of states, including Nevada, Georgia, Virginia, New Mexico, …