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

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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?

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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

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(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

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(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

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                (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

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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

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(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

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(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 …

This Mom Is Leaving a Legacy of Education and Freedom for Her Children.

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Carmen Lopez is excited to be leaving an inheritance behind for her children – the inheritance of a good education.  In a new video, Lopez says of her children, “with education, they will have their doors open and the opportunity to do whatever they want in this life.” Lopez is providing her son and daughter with access to their American Dream.  Lopez’s family lives in Arizona, where her children can take …

Esta Madre le deja un Legado Educativa y Libertad a sus Hijos

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Carmen López está orgullosa de dejarle una herencia a sus hijos- la herencia de una buena educación. En un nuevo video, López habla sobre sus hijos y dice:  “con una educación, tendrán nuevos caminos abiertos y la oportunidad de lograr cualquier cosa en esta vida.” López está asegurándoles un camino a sus hijos para lograr el Sueño Americano. La familia …