When I wake up in the morning I’m thankful for many things. I’m thankful for having safe place to live, a job, an education, health insurance, and for the ability to decide what my future will look like. I’m also very grateful that my daughter can go to a school that provides her with the tools she needs and the encouragement for her to dream big.
But what if….
What if my job laid me off? What if I lost my health insurance? These kind of fears are someone’s reality being that the Latino poverty rate went from 20.6% in 2006 to 26.6% in 2010.* Latinos having the greater increase than any other ethnic group.
What if my daugher could not finish her studies and pursue the career of her choice? An alarming 41% of Latinos, 20 years and older, don’t have a highschool diploma.*
Many people wake up facing this harsh reality every. single. day.
Picturing a hopeful future for my family and my fellow citizens is something I don’t want to miss the opportunity creating, given the chance. Give your fellow Latinos a voice. My chance is voting. Letting my voice be heard. Letting my opinion be acknowledged. Letting my hopes for a better country be actualized.
Is health care an issue you worry about? Is immigration an issue you fear for someone you love? Or is the economy something you fear may be in danger?
What if I told you that your vote will decide how our future is written. Speak up and make difference this coming election.
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Premiering on nuvoTV on TONIGHT at 8PM, the We Decide Latino town hall special will be moderated by award-winning journalist Natalie Morales and will feature a panel of high-profile experts who will engage with a live audience and other virtual participants connecting through social media platforms. The hour-long program will explore how the presidential candidates are addressing issues specific to America’s Latinos, including unemployment, health care and education.
Disclosure: This was a compensated post in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and nuvoTV. All opinions are my own.
* – Statistic research driven from the Pew Center