History Of Latino Voting Rights Since The 1960s

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Photo credit: https://newstaco.com/2016/10/25/this-is-the-moment-of-truth-for-latino-voters/

At 58 million, Latinos – the largest minority ethnic group in the US – are powerful. With 66,000 Latinos turning 18, the voting age, every single month, that force is vast enough to transform the political balance of our local, state, and federal governments. But that potential depends on one factor: Those who are legally able to vote utilizing their right by turning out to the polls on Election Day. Suffrage wasn’t an easy right to obtain or maintain for people of color, including Latinos, many of whom had to wait a decade after the historic Voting Rights Act of 1965 to cast their ballot. Even ...

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Latinos Often Lack Access To Career Networking Opportunities. New Platform Aims To Change That.

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It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” While it’s an unfair fact of life, landing a job can come down to your professional connections. But for Latinos – who find themselves underrepresented across many industries – this poses a challenge. But what if you could easily scroll through a list of Latino contacts in your same industry who could give you guidance and serve as mentors? BeVisible – a platform that basically serves as a Rolodex of Latino professionals – does just that.

Started by Andrea Guendelman and Silvia Travesani, BeVisible is a career network for several communities, with an emphasis on the Latino community. Much like ...

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