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 …

 

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, …

 

Immigration Is a Win for Everyone

By June 7th, 2018, 9:12 EDT

Immigration continues to be a tense but important subject for policy makers and citizens alike, especially immigration over the Mexican American border. Border apprehensions are the lowest they’ve been in years. Twenty years ago, each Border Patrol agent was apprehending about 261 crossers. But in 2017, each agent apprehended only about 16. This is largely because those immigrants seeking to …

 

ICYMI: WELCOME TO FLORIDA CAMPAIGN HELPS NEW ARRIVALS

By April 30th, 2018, 17:07 EDT

(Tampa, FL) – The Welcome to Florida campaign of The LIBRE Institute was covered by the Associated Press. The program teaches job hunting skills as well as English as a second language courses to new arrivals to the state from Puerto Rico and elsewhere. Read the full article here. “At least 450,000 Puerto Ricans moved to the U.S. mainland over …

THE LIBRE INSTITUTE WELCOMES ESL STUDENTS

By April 6th, 2018, 13:11 EDT

(Milwaukee, WI) – The LIBRE Institute celebrated the Winter ESL Class completion on March 26, 2018. The LIBRE Institute is proud to be providing valuable tools to the Hispanic community through the offering of English courses. Graduates of the Winter ESL courses will continue into the Spring course series beginning on April 9th. Date: April 9 – May 28, Mondays …