Since the beginning of the Recession in 2007, the brunt of the economic downturn has been felt differently by various groups. Hispanics, in particular, faced a serious spike in unemployment that has been slower to recover than other demographics.
The energy industry is critical to the US and Southwest economies. The industry has a large impact on jobs as well as taxes paid to the local and national governments. Energy production and policies also impact our national security. Energy experts will explore these topics and more on today’s panel.
The LIBRE Institute (LIBRE), a 501c3 nonpartisan and nonprofit organization that raises public awareness, provides empowerment resources, and serves as a source of information on the most pressing economic issues of our time, primarily to the U.S. Hispanic community, will host the Southwest Business Summit: Strategies for Economic Prosperity on May 18th and 19th in Albuquerque, NM.
Does immigration harm our economy? Should we prevent additional job-seekers from crossing our borders? Do immigrants compete with Americans for jobs? The United States has a long and rich history of immigration, and questions like those above have perennially dogged supporters of the immigrants who wish to come to our country in search of opportunity.
A quality education is key to achieving the American Dream, and Latina women are increasingly taking charge of their own destiny. Lower educational attainment can be an obstacle in many areas of life, leading to lower employment, higher poverty rates, and lower income, which underscores the importance of education to the wellbeing of the Hispanic community.
This Sunday, February the 15th, the Open Enrolment period for health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act for 2015 will draw to a close. Despite massive pushes by the Obama administration to boost Hispanic enrollment, the Hispanic community has largely avoided participation in the controversial healthcare program.
The U.S. Hispanic population is on the rise and its impact on American politics is growing. Beyond the traditional states of Arizona, California, Florida, New Mexico, and Texas, the Hispanic electorate is poised to make significant impacts on elections in other states with high Hispanic population growth – such as North Carolina, Colorado, Illinois, and Alaska.