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Why doesn’t the Latin X community believe in mental health?

Shayla Rodriguez

As Lorenzo continuously cries in his room, his right-hand wraps around his body and his left-hand covers up his mouth so his mom can’t hear him. Every time Lorenzo would cry, his father, Rogelio, would call him dramatic, but neither his mother nor his father knew that crying was one of the ways that Lorenzo dealt with his depression. Most Latinos have been raised to always be “fuerte” and to never show that they’re fragile. In fact, when depression or mental illness is brought up, Latinos tend to call these individuals loco(a), “lazy,” or dramatic.

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U.S. Supreme Court Decision to Temporarily Halt Citizenship Question from Moving Forward Marks Victory for Census 2020, Latino Community and Democracy

5-4 decision has halted the citizenship question from moving forward, sending the case back down to the lower court for further consideration

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MALDEF Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on Census Citizenship Question

(LOS ANGELES) – The U.S. Supreme Court today required the Trump administration to go back and provide an adequate public justification for adding a citizenship question to Census 2020.  

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The Impact of Mexican Trade Tariffs on Georgia’s Economy

Francesca Burke

June 26, 2019

The week of May 26th the Trump Administration proposed a 5% tariff on all Mexican imports unless the Mexican government can demonstrate that it is taking concrete steps to reduce the flow of undocumented immigrants across the border.

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MALDEF STATEMENT ON TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S REQUEST FOR THE SUPREME COURT TO RULE ON EQUAL PROTECTION CENSUS LAWSUIT

Jun 25, 2019 | CensusMediaNews Releases

LOS ANGELES – The U.S. Department of Justice today sent a letter to the U.S. Supreme Court asking the justices to rule on the Equal Protection claim currently before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth District and a district court in Maryland.

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Federal Appeals Court Remands Census Case to Maryland Judge to Decide Intentional Discrimination Claim

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June 25, 2019

(GREENBELT, MD) – A federal judge in Maryland will determine whether newly discovered evidence indicates unconstitutional discriminatory intent was behind the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census after an appellate court granted a request to remand the case to the district court today.

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Registration is open for the 3rd Latino Leaders Summit

Contact: Jennifer Zenteno,  jennifer@galeo.org, 770.674.0551 

(Norcross, GA): June 26th, 2019 – GALEO & OLAS at Georgia Gwinnett College open the registration process for community members to join us for a day of leadership training and development. The Latino Leaders Summit will provide skills development on policy issues, basic leadership skills and professional development skills for your career.  The Latino Leaders Summit is an event for anyone looking to grow as a leader. 

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Federal Judge States Discriminatory Motive Behind Census Citizenship Question

New evidence paints a “disturbing picture” of 2020 census question’s purpose

June 24, 2019—GREENBELT, MD—Today, U.S. District Court Judge George J. Hazel issued an opinion on last week’s ruling stating that new evidence presented in Advancing Justice | AAJC (Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC) and MALDEF’s (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) challenge to the 2020 census citizenship question “potentially connects the dots between a discriminatory purpose—diluting Hispanics’ political power—and Secretary Ross’s decision.”

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CIVIL RIGHTS GROUPS SEEK RECONSIDERATION OF CENSUS CITIZENSHIP QUESTION DISCRIMINATION RULING

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June 15, 2019

CIVIL RIGHTS GROUPS SEEK RECONSIDERATION OF CENSUS CITIZENSHIP QUESTION DISCRIMINATION RULING  

(GREENBELT, MD) – Newly discovered evidence contradicts the Trump administration’s claims that it added a citizenship question to the 2020 Census simply to enforce the federal Voting Rights Act, and confirms that the purpose was to deprive Latinos of constitutionally protected political representation.

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Georgia AAPI and Latino Census Complete Count Committees to host joint press conference post Supreme Court Decision on Citizenship Question

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June 13, 2019

Norcross, Georgia – The Supreme Court of the United States, will make their decision in regards to the controversial addition of a Citizenship Question in the 2020 Census. That decision will likely be released on June 17th or June 24th. Center for Pan Asian Community Services (CPACS), Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta (co-chairs, GA AAPI CCC),  Latino Community Fund, and GALEO (co-chairs GA Latino CCC) will hold a press conference on the day the decision is released to provide an explanation of the supreme court decision and next steps for Georgia’s AAPI and Latino communities.

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