ICYMI: The LIBRE Initiative Testifies In Favor of FL Senate CJR Bill

(Tallahassee, Florida)— On Tuesday, Cesar Grajales, The LIBRE Initiative’s Florida Coalitions Director, testified before the Florida Senate Committee on Criminal Justice in support of SB 346, legislation which will help modernize Florida’s criminal justice system by allowing judges to exercise greater discretion when deciding the correct punishment for a crime. Watch His Testimony Here. From Cesar Grajales’ … Read More

Why Wait for SCOTUS on DACA?

It’s time for Congress and the White House to act on Dreamers   (Arlington, VA) – Tomorrow, Tuesday Nov. 12th, The Supreme Court of the United States is set to hear oral arguments on the Administration’s termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program – a termination which has been on hold due to legal challenges. … Read More

ICYMI: The LIBRE Initiative Drives Media Coverage on Proposition CC Vote

(Denver, CO)— On Tuesday, Colorado voters moved to vote against Proposition CC, marking  a victory for Hispanic families in Colorado. Leading up to the election, The LIBRE Initiative engaged activists and educated voters on the issue through a multimedia campaign including mailers, TV ads, digital ads, phone calls, texting, etc. Multiple local outlets covered the election night … Read More

Proposition CC Vote is a Win for Hispanic Families

Voters Right to Uphold Taxpayer Bill of Rights   (Denver, CO)— Today Coloradans voted to reject Proposition CC, the statewide ballot initiative, which would have permanently dismantled the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR), removing the mandate that requires the government to refund excess state revenues to taxpayers. Angel Merlos, Coalitions Director for The LIBRE Initiative – Colorado, released the … Read More

Senators, Representatives Oppose Drastic Cuts in Refugee Admissions

(Arlington, VA) – In the wake of an announcement by the administration that refugee admissions would be reduced to a record low of just 18,000 annually, 17 Members of the House of Representatives have written to Secretary of State Pompeo in support of expanding those admissions. This letter follows others that have been sent recently by Senators and … Read More

Public Charge Decision Shows Need for Congressional Action

(Arlington, VA) – A federal judge has blocked implementation of the revised “public charge” rule announced earlier this year by the Department of Homeland Security. U.S. law has long barred the admission of immigrants determined likely to become a public charge. The revised rule would broaden the definition of “public charge” and change the process for “public … Read More

New Colorado TV Ad Urges Voters to Protect TABOR, VOTE NO on Proposition CC

TV Ad Anchors Multimedia Campaign by The LIBRE Initiative   (Denver, CO)—Today, The LIBRE Initiative announced a TV ad that urges Colorado voters to vote against Proposition CC. This ad is part of a broader campaign to protect the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights in Colorado. The ad will run on Univision in Denver up until Election Day. In … Read More

Regarding Additional Reductions in Refugee Admissions

(Arlington, VA) – The State Department has announced that the United States intends to offer protection to no more than 18,000 refugees in 2020. The cap on refugees was set at 110,000 as recently as 2017, and the 2020 target reportedly represents the lowest annual cap since the resettlement program began in 1980. According to … Read More

The LIBRE Initiative Cosponsors Hispanic Heritage Month Awards

(Arlington, VA) – The staff and volunteers of The LIBRE Initiative join with the broader Hispanic community in celebrating the many contributions of our community during Hispanic Heritage Month. The LIBRE Initiative will sponsor a number of grassroots events around the country designed to highlight these contributions, and to empower Hispanics to achieve more. Additionally, … Read More

ICYMI: Univision Op-ed: Merecemos reformas que mejoren, no que empeoren la situación

(Arlington, VA) — Univision publicó un artículo de opinión de Daniel Garza, presidente de la Iniciativa LIBRE, en respuesta a la regla de carga pública de la administración. Lea el artículo de opinión completo aquí.   A continuación, son fragmentos del artículo:   Como negarlo, los Estados Unidos es un lugar excepcional. Único entre otros … Read More