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2014 CTLatinoNews “Champions Of Change”

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It’s that time again, when we look back at this year and highlight some of the major accomplishments made by Latinos in our state,  note the work of those who persevere in  influencing change, often on their own time, as well as our top Latino news stories in 2014.    We begin our series today, with  this year’s  CTLatinoNews list of  our top Latino leaders who are “Champions of Change.”  All have demonstrated their leadership over and over again in countless ways.

We are actually glad to say our selection process is becoming more difficult every year, as more Latinos step up and become engaged in their communities and  become increasingly more visible in positions where major policy decisions are made.

We congratulate our 2014 Top Latino leaders, who were selected for their distinct contributions in many arenas – from education to politics to philanthropy.  We thank them for their …

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Are Latinos Expressing Greater Concern About Climate Change?

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One of the most surprising findings to emerge from the new PRRI/AAR climate change survey is the stark racial division on views of and concerns about the issue. Nearly 6-in-10 (58 percent) Latinos believe that climate change is happening and humans are at fault, a view shared by less than half (42 percent) of non-Hispanic whites. We refer to this group as climate change “Believers.”

Not only are Latinos more likely to believe in the existence of climate change, but they also stand out as the ethnic group most concerned about the issue. More than 7-in-10 (71 percent) Latinos are somewhat or very concerned about climate change while fewer than half (43 percent) of whites express similar concern. In fact, Latinos are twice as likely as whites to be very concerned about climate change (46 percent vs. 23 percent).

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Today Is #GivingTuesday To Encourage Philanthropy This Holiday Season

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Today,  Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

The day is known as #GIVINGTUESDAY.

#GivingTuesday is a special day to not only remember all the special organizations doing extra-special work to make this world a better place, but a day where everyone has the opportunity to make this world a better place by giving whatever they can.

Several worthwhile organizations have reached out to Latina Lista sharing that they are participating in #GivingTuesday. I am a fan of each of these organizations and wanted to share them directly with you but if you have a favorite non-profit organization, I encourage you to put #GivingTuesday on your calendar, along with, Black Friday and CyberMonday – and begin (or continue) a wonderful holiday tradition.

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