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 increasing inflation hurting Latinos is one reason LIBRE is hosting food and gas rollback events across the country. Pictured: our team in Arizona before their True Cost of Washington rollback event.

How reckless government spending caused the increasing inflation hurting Latinos

Until recently, the economy was booming and Latinos were reaping the benefits. Just last year, the media was declaring, “The future of homeownership is Latino” and writing about how Latino homeownership was growing at a record pace. As of October 2021, Latino businesses were bringing in greater average annual revenue than non-Latino owned businesses. Latinos … Read More

Three interviews that explain why the Left is losing Hispanic voters

Hidden within the avalanche of bad polling news crashing down onto President Biden lately is the collapse of support from Hispanic voters. A year ago, 55% of Latinos approved of Biden’s job performance. Today that number has fallen by more than half, to 26%! Hispanic voters now give Biden the lowest marks of any demographic … Read More

ICYMI: Media Flocked Inflation Events at Supermarkets in Charlotte and Wilmington

Spectrum News, WWAY-TV, and more, covered LIBRE’s True Cost events   (Charlotte, NC) – Last week, The LIBRE Initiative (LIBRE) hosted two inflation events at Hispanic grocery stores in Charlotte and Wilmington, North Carolina, as a part of their national “True Cost of Washington” tour. Local media including Spectrum News, WWAY TV, Carolina Journal, and El … Read More

EVENT ADVISORY: Inflation Event at Hispanic Grocery Store Hosted by The LIBRE Initiative

Gift card giveaway to offset the cost of inflation, disproportionately affecting the Latino community (Wilmington, NC) – The LIBRE Initiative (LIBRE) will host a grassroots event to bring awareness to harmful federal policies driving up costs of everyday goods as a part of “The True Cost of Washington” campaign. Skyrocketing inflation has caused the average household’s … Read More

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