Texas Latino Conservatives News

  • Texas Latino Conservatives Statement on the Appointment of Rebeca Huddle to the Texas Supreme Court

    Posted by · October 15, 2020 2:33 PM

    October 15, 2020          

    HOUSTON – Texas Latino Conservatives issued the following statement regarding Gov. Greg Abbott’s intent to appoint former Justice Rebeca Huddle to the Texas Supreme Court.

    “Rebeca Huddle has been a principled leader in the Texas judicial system since her appointment to the First Court of Appeals in 2011 by Gov. Rick Perry. In her time on the court, she gained extensive knowledge of our state’s appellate system, authoring more than 400 majority opinions and adjudicating more than 1,000 appeals. Ms. Huddle’s Hispanic heritage illustrates the power and potential of the conservative Latino community. She will be a strong addition to the Texas Supreme Court and Texas Latino Conservatives looks forward to her long career on the Court protecting the rights of Texans”.

    Texas Latino Conservatives is a statewide organizing force of the conservative Latino community working to increase Latino representation and participation in government.

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  • TLC PAC Releases Pre-Election Latino Poll

    Posted by · October 01, 2020 3:39 PM

    September 29, 2020     

    Texas Latino Conservatives recently conducted a live-phone survey of 500 independent and Republican Latino-registered voters in Texas. This is the first poll of its type and was conducted August 28 - September 3. The survey has a margin of error of +/- 4.2%

     

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  • Latinos May Be Swing Votes in 6 States Including Texas

    Posted by · August 10, 2020 11:01 AM

    A new poll conducted recently (June 2020) of six Hispanic battleground states (which includes Texas and five others) for the 2020 Presidential election showed a great concern for the campaign of Democratic candidate Joe Biden. The concern centers on the fact that only 59% of Latinos said they intend to vote in November.

    Since 73% of Latinos who were registered to vote had said in February that they were certain to vote, this "low rate"as reported by Latino Decisions polling firm is definitely warranted. The poll also showed less than 50% of Latino voters under 30 years of age said that they intended to vote.  This was a big problem for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, in 2016, as well.

    The bottom line is that the Hispanic vote in 2020 may not have the enthusiasm to go to the polls in large numbers for the presumptive Democratic candidate.

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  • Texas Latino Conservatives Call for Sales Tax Holiday Through Covid-19 Pandemic

    Posted by · June 26, 2020 2:42 PM

    In a press conference today Conservative Latino leaders Luis LaRotta and Orlando Sanchez called on the State of Texas to implement a Sales Tax Holiday through the Covid-19 pandemic.

    With 2.5 million Texans unemployed, a large number of those being minority working poor, Texas Latino Conservatives believes implementing a tax-free Holiday through the end of August would help working class Texans struggling to put food on the table.

  • Poll: Americans Support Legal Status for Those Who Came to US Illegally as Children

    Posted by · June 24, 2020 3:34 PM

    Comment by V. Lance Tarrance, TLC Chief Strategist and Pollster

    On June 18th, the Supreme Court granted permanent legal status to immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children.

    This particular political and humanitarian issue, which has been a political football between the Executive Branch and the Legislative Branch, has now been decided by the Supreme Court in favor of DACA but by a close 5 to 4 decision.

    However, in a recent PEW study conducted a few days before the Supreme Court decision, the public was in favor of a DACA law by 74%, or 3 out of every 4 Americans. About 90% of Hispanics also favored granting legal status to immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children.

    Estimates are that this favorable Supreme Court decision will affect about 650,000 immigrants with protection from deportation. There could be a second step of permanent legal status for all law-abiding undocumented illegals on the football playing fields of the near future. 

     

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  • Michelle Fraga Announces her Candidacy for the Republican Nomination for Harris County Clerk

    Posted by · May 27, 2020 10:24 AM

    Houston attorney and former Republican Judicial Nominee, Michelle Fraga, has announced her intention to seek the Republican nomination for Harris County Clerk.

    “I am overwhelmed by the reaction my candidacy has already received”, said Fraga, a first-generation Texan and daughter of Mexican Immigrants. “I decided to run for the nomination because I could no longer watch the dangerous direction Harris county was heading in. The citizens of Harris County deserve free and fair elections administered according to the laws prescribed by the State of Texas”, she added.

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  • TLC Answers Your Health Questions about COVID-19

    Posted by · April 10, 2020 3:46 PM

    from Orlando Sanchez:

    Covid-19 has affected all of our lives, our health and our businesses. As former Harris County Treasurer and Director of Texas Latino Conservatives, I'm writing to let you know about a very informative, bi-lingual Tele-Town Hall for Texans interested in asking medical and health-care related questions about the COVID-19 virus and about the SBA’s new programs.

    The Tele-town hall will be Tuesday, April 14th at 6:00 PM with special guests Dr. Luis Ostrosky, Medical Director of Epidemiology for Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Senator John Cornyn’s office, and Abigail Gonzalez from the Small Business Administration.

    This Tele-town hall will be in English and Spanish and is open to anyone who dials in. The number is 888-652-0386. Please share with your friends and family.

    Thank you and I look forward to having you on the Texas Latino Conservatives Tele-Town Hall.


    Covid-19 ha afectado nuestras vidas, nuestra salud y nuestros negocios. Como ex Tesorero del Condado Harris y ahora Director del Comité de Acción Política de Conservadores Latinos de Texas, les quiero informar sobre un Tele-Town-Hall bilingüe informativo para tejanos interesados en despejar dudas médicas y relacionadas con la salud sobre el virus COVID-19 y sobre los nuevos préstamos de la Administración de Pequeños Negocios, SBA.

    El Tele-Town-Hall se llevará a cabo el Martes 14 de Abril a las 6:00 PM contaremos con invitados expertos en el tema, Dr. Luis Ostrosky, Director Médico de Epidemiología para el Centro Médico Memorial Hermann-Texas, un representante de la oficina del Senador John Cornyn y Abigail González de la Administración de Pequeños Negocios SBA.

    Este Tele-Town-Hall se llevará a cabo en Inglés y en Español y está abierto a cualquier persona que se comunique marcando al 888-652-0386.

    Por favor, comparta esta información con sus amigos y familiares.

    Gracias y espero contar con ustedes en el Tele-Town-Hall del Texas Latino Conservatives PAC.

  • PEW Research: US Latinos Among Hardest Hit by Pay Cuts and Job Losses Due to Coronavirus

    Posted by · April 06, 2020 9:02 AM

    by V. Lance Tarrance
    April 5, 2020

    A recent PEW Research Center study (April 3, 2020) said that about one-half of the Hispanics in the United States say they, or someone in their household, have lost their job or taken a pay reduction because of the Coronavirus pandemic.  This is 16% higher when compared to all U.S. adults and U.S. economic policy makers should be talking about this for immediate attention.  The PEW Research Center estimates 8 million Hispanics in the U.S. are in service sector positions.  

    BOTTOM LINE:  Hispanics in the U.S. are at a much higher risk of job loss and, attention to this fact, should be addressed in Washington, D.C.

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  • Your Questions About SBA Assistance Answered: TLC Tele Town Hall

    Posted by · April 04, 2020 2:49 PM

    Covid-19 has affected all of our lives and all of our businesses. In response, Texas Latino Conservatives is sponsoring, as a public service, a very informative Tele-town hall for Texas Hispanics interested in knowing about the SBA’s new Payroll Protection Programs.

    The Tele-town hall will be Monday, April 6th at 6:00 PM and will feature Gary Henderson, Manager with Allegiance Bank’s SBA lending group and Abigail Gonzalez with the Houston office of the SBA. These experts will take your questions about the programs being offered, how to apply and who is eligible.

    This Tele-town hall will be bi-lingual for those more comfortable speaking Spanish and is open to anyone who dials in.

    The number is 888-652-0386. Please share this information with your friends and family.

  • FDA Approves First Plasma Therapy for Houston Methodist COVID-19 Patient

    Posted by · April 01, 2020 11:18 AM

    Houston - March 28, 2020

    [En Español]

    Houston Methodist received FDA approval Saturday to become the first academic medical center in the nation to transfuse donated plasma from a recovered COVID-19 patient into a critically ill patient. This treatment was fast-tracked to the bedside over the weekend as the death toll in the COVID-19 pandemic soared to more than 2,000 people across the United States, with more than 100,000 Americans sick from the virus.

    Houston Methodist physician scientists began recruiting blood plasma donors on Friday from among the approximately 250 patients who have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus at Houston Methodist hospitals. Willing donors were immediately identified, who each give a quart of blood plasma in a procedure much like donating whole blood. Plasma from someone who has recovered from COVID-19 contains antibodies made by the immune system and used to kill the virus. Transfusing this antibody-rich plasma into a COVID-19 patient – a patient still fighting the virus - may transfer the power of the antibodies into a healing, possibly life-saving therapy.

    The first recovered COVID-19 patient to donate plasma was an individual from the Houston metropolitan area who has been in good health for more than two weeks. The plasma was transfused into a COVID-19 patient on Saturday evening at Houston Methodist Hospital.

    Known as convalescent serum therapy, the concept dates back more than a century, when similar treatments were used during the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, a diphtheria outbreak in the 1920s, a flesh-eating bacteria epidemic in the 1930s, and during other outbreaks of infectious diseases. While literature abounds on the theory that immunity can be transferred from a healthy individual to a sick individual using convalescent plasma, results have varied. A description of the treatment of five patients in China was published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association, suggesting that the treatment was beneficial.

     

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