Hispanic Community Outreach Efforts Renew

By Pam Maldonado Now that we have had a few months to catch our breath after the Presidential Election, Voter Services and Civics Education are once again beginning to focus on the Hispanic outreach.  Despite repeated efforts over the last four years, our results to date have essentially been nil.  We’re determined to use this quieter year to redouble our efforts to make meaningful contacts in order to do voter registration and civics education in immigrant communities. Two local Hispanic Democratic activists recently brought together a bipartisan group of leaders to discuss how we can increase overall Hispanic participation in elections, regardless of party affiliation.   The meeting was held at Don Ramon restaurant, with about 15 local leaders from both parties.  Everyone was enthusiastic about working together, recognizing that Hispanics represent around 20% of our population. As a result, this group (as yet unnamed) will be placing voter registration materials

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Black History Month

by Rebecca Freeman February 1st to March 1st, the United States honors and celebrates Black History Month. The entire month of February honors African Americans’ achievements and their roles in our country’s history. In 1915 the Association for the Study of Negro Life was founded by historian Carter G. Woodson in response to the lack of information on African Americans’ accomplishments available to the public. A few years later, in 1926 the organization declared the second week of February as Negro History Week. Also, few studied Black history and it was often not included in textbooks prior to the establishment of Negro History Week. The week in February was chosen because it included the birthdays of well-known figures such as Fedrick Douglas and Abraham Lincoln (the former president of the United States who abolished the practice of slavery). In 1976, former President Gerald Ford extended the recognition for the entire

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La Guia News

La Guía News Digital Edition of October 9, 2020 – Now Covering Palm Beach County and Central Florida Click HERE to learn more.

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Covid Is A Long Term Reality – Answer the Census Now To Help Us Keep Fighting It

Even after a vaccine joins the fight against Covid 19, the long term health effects and costs will remain in your community. It will take long term health resources, such as Medicare, Medicaid and community health centers to continue our response. And the way to secure those resources is to answer the Census NOW. Ask all your friends, organizations, congregations and neighbors to respond by going to www.2020census.gov for information in your own language. It takes just a few minutes to respond by phone (1-844-330-2020) or on line. And every response will bring over $30,000 to Florida during the next decade. The majority of that money will be for health programs.

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