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.
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.
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.
Read the report
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.
Houston - March 28, 2020
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.
Texas Latino Conservatives PAC is continuing to reach out to conservative Latinos during this time to ensure they have the necessary information to stay safe and protect their jobs and businesses. To that end, we have changed our website with a host of governmental and private sector resources for our visitors to access.
Texas Latino Conservatives PAC, continuará llevando su mensaje a los latinos conservadores durante este tiempo de crisis, para asegurar que tengan la información necesaria para mantenerse seguros y proteger sus trabajos y empresas.
Visite nuestra página web donde encontrara un enlace especial para COVID19.
by V. Lance Tarrence, Jr.:
A new study by the PEW Research Center in Washington D.C. of Hispanics in the US showed that the Texas Latino Conservative PAC solution for non-voting legal status is on the right track.
Legal status is now the top immigration policy goal for Hispanics in the U.S. and 76% of Latinos say improving security of our country's borders is 'very or somewhat important'. This study also showed that 59% of Latinos identify with or lean toward the Democratic Party, while 30% affiliate with or lean toward the Republican Party.
Hispanic Republicans want to improve border security by 86%.
This study is the largest recent study of its kind of U.S. Hispanics (December 3-23, 2019) concerning legal status and, for the first time, segments Republican (i.e., conservative ) and Democratic Hispanics.
From The Atlantic (January 14, 2020 by Christian Paz)
Political organizers who have been in the field in the past few months canvassing the Hispanic vote provided a new insight into the run-up to the 2020 elections. Three key points in the article are:
- "The first warning sign of the new year came three days into 2020. (President Donald Trump) ...speaking at a rally of conservative evangelicals in south Florida...what the Democrats missed was the significance of the rally's location: the home of the country's largest Hispanic evangelical congregation."
January 4, 2020
by Lance Tarrance, Jr.
New state- by- state population estimates released at the end of 2019 in advance of the 2020 US Census count showed more signs that Southern and Western states will gain new political power when the 2020 Census is finalized (the next census count begins on April 15, 2020 by December 15, 2020).
The “where” is important because in the states where the population has geopolitically shifted, the Hispanic vote is set to be the swing vote in many of them. The number of U.S. House seats is set at 435, so if some states have lost population relative to others ( and now have lost House seats for the next 10 years), it also means other faster growing states will gain U.S. House seats and increase their relevant political power for the next 10 years1.
1 Adamy, Janet and Overberg, Paul (2019, December 31). Population Shift Helps South and Southwest, Wall Street Journal, pp. A1,A4.
The chart below shows where the political power has shifted towards states with strong Hispanic populations, such as Texas, Florida, and Arizona.