In recent years, the Hispanic community experienced tremendous economic strength as a result of numerous pro-growth federal policies that empowered individuals to build a better future for themselves and their families.  

Following the health and economic crisis in our country, it is imperative lawmakers continue to reduce barriers to opportunity. They can do so by:  

  • Stopping overspending, bailouts, and cronyism: In times of crisis, blanket approaches to government spending, like bailouts and spending proposals filled with items unrelated to relief, won’t help spur economic recovery when Americans need it most. Instead, Congress should act as good stewards of our hard-earned tax dollars by ensuring any spending is timely and relevant to the problems at hand.  
  • Removing barriers to work: The COVID-19 pandemic has put new strains on the economy and disrupted the lives of millions of Latinos across the nation. Policymakers should remove artificial barriers, unleash innovation, and support more work flexibility so people can pursue opportunities to improve their lives in a way that best fits their circumstances. 
  • Resisting regulatory actions detrimental to hardworking individuals, families, and entrepreneurs: Lawmakers should ensure any regulations issued are streamlined to address legitimate economic or social problems and be objective, non-discriminatory, and not more stringent than strictly necessary. 
  • Addressing financial regulations and increasing access to capital: Obtaining a loan and accessing capital is usually the first step for individuals trying to make their dreams a reality. Yet, too often, financial compliance and regulations needlessly limit access to capital. Congress should suspend, eliminate, or right-size the financial, accounting, and reporting requirements that stand in the way of economic recovery. 
  • Promoting entrepreneurial approaches to energy and environmental innovation: Environmental and climate regulations that constrain choice and replace what works for families with what works for politicians hurt the most vulnerable citizens. Energy enables economic opportunity and mobility and is the linchpin for individuals to escape energy poverty. Congress should oppose actions to prohibit certain energy technologies, revoke or withhold permits for energy infrastructure, impose costly taxes on carbon emissions, or implement other harmful policies. 

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The LIBRE Initiative Applauds Polis for Advancing TABOR Checks; Urges Polis to Protect TABOR Going Forward

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State Lawmakers Should to Accelerate Tax Reform for all Arizonans

State Lawmakers Should to Accelerate Tax Reform for all Arizonans The LIBRE Initiative stand ready to mobilize for Pro-Growth Economic Policies (Phoenix, AZ) – Today, The LIBRE Initiative, an organization committed to empowering the Hispanic community, issued a statement urging state lawmakers to accelerate tax reform and get more of their hard-earned money back now. Fernando Gonzales, community engagement director … Read More

The LIBRE Initiative Applauds Georgia’s Senators for Passing HB 1443 Unanimously

Almost 1/5 of Latino entrepreneurs operate in the food service industry ATLANTA, GA—HB 1443, a bill that will reduce barriers for mobile food service establishments, such as food trucks, to operate in Georgia, passed unanimously through the Senate and is pending the Governor’s signature. David Casas, Director of Grassroots Operations for The LIBRE Initiative-Georgia, released … Read More

ICYMI: Univision Atlanta Covers The LIBRE Initiative-Georgia’s Efforts to Pass Food Truck Deregulation Bill

HB 1443 will help food trucks better serve the community ATLANTA, GA—Yesterday, Univision Atlanta interviewed David Casas, Director of Grassroots Operations for The LIBRE Initiative-Georgia, and a local food truck owner about HB 1443, a bill that will reduce barriers and costs for mobile food service establishments, such as food trucks, to operate in Georgia. … Read More

Unfounded Lawsuit Against TABOR is Finally Dead

(DENVER, CO) – Today, Americans for Prosperity and The LIBRE Initiative responded to the end of the decade-long lawsuit attempting to condemn Colorado’s Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) unconstitutional. Jesse Mallory, State Director for Americans for Prosperity-Colorado, released the following statement: “Although we are pleased to see that anti-TABOR proponents will no longer continue pushing through their junk … Read More

Announcing LIBRE’s 2022 policy agenda to empower families and drive economic progress in the Hispanic community

Hispanics across the nation continue to work hard and pursue their American Dream. However, our community has been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. As we enter our third pandemic year, our communities continue to struggle with the economic effects of COVID-19 and government rules that have eroded economic growth and stability. To address these challenges, LIBRE’s … Read More

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