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by V. Lance Tarrance
Comments on a new report released July 15, 2021 by the Pew Research Center
A very large study of Hispanics was recently conducted (March 2021) which showed that Hispanics in the United States have been hit very hard by the Covid-19 pandemic this past year, particularly with their biggest hardships being losing jobs and work projects. However, U.S. Hispanics are very optimistic, in that 65% now believe, "the worst is now behind us". This study involved over 3000 self-identified Hispanics, who self administered their responses on a web survey.
Where U.S. Hispanics were hurt the most this past year was in paying their rent or their mortgages. Hispanics suffered a number of financial challenges, but losing their job was the worst hardship. Scaled by type of U.S. Hispanics today, 26% of naturalized Hispanics had job loss hardships, U.S. born Hispanics suffered even more (35%), while undocumented Hispanics in the U.S. were almost decimated with 50% saying that they suffered job losses, which created the most financial hardship.
However, looking forward to 2022 elections, the key finding in this very large scale study was that U.S. Hispanics are optimistic about their future, which has important ramifications.
“A MASSIVE STEP TOWARD PRESERVING OUR ELECTIONS AND PROTECTING OUR VOTE"
Supreme Court Votes 6-3 Upholding Arizona’s Voting Rights Act In a Move that Should Positively Affect Texas SB 1111
HOUSTON — Texas Latino Conservatives (TLC) Chairman, Orlando Sanchez commended the United States Supreme Court today for voting in a 6-3 decision to uphold Arizona’s GOP Voting Rights Act. The decision could have a massive impact in several states, including Texas’ SB 1111, where State Legislatures are attempting to pass legislation to preserve the integrity of our elections.
Sanchez said, “this Supreme Court decision is a victory for every American and every Texas citizen who believes the integrity of our elections is the fundamental bedrock of any true Democracy.” Sanchez added, “this decision also sends a clear message to the Texas Legislature that SB 1111 is on solid legal ground and banning the use of a private PO Box as the primary address for voter registration should be unlawful.”
TOP HISPANIC CONSERVATIVE GROUPS SUPPORT NEW TEXAS ELECTION INTEGRITY LAW AND OPPOSE LULAC AND VOTO LATINO LAWSUIT
June 26, 2021
Austin – The four top conservative Hispanic groups in Texas support recently passed legislation to more clearly define how voters can register to vote in Texas. The Republican National Hispanic Assembly, Hispanics Republicans of Texas, Texas Latino Conservatives and Bienvenido all welcomed the passage of SB 1111, a very simple and common-sense bill that bans the use of a private PO Box as the primary address for voter registration. The groups see the filed lawsuit by LULAC and Voto Latino challenging the new law as a “red herring” aimed at confusing the public and weakening election integrity.
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