New Mexico legislature can help families’ educational innovation

Edwin Aybar, grassroots engagement director for The LIBRE Initiative-New Mexico, writes in an op-ed in the Albuquerque Journal that closure of schools during the pandemic has forced families to search for solutions that reach beyond the educational status quo. And they’ve found them. Now, he writes, government needs to catch up to parents’ innovation and … Read More

Colorado families want educational freedom for all

Even before COVID-19 hit, far too many families in Colorado were struggling to find an educational plan that worked best for their children. This is especially true of Latino families in the state who are often unaware about different educational school settings for their children. As the Colorado community engagement director for The LIBRE Initiative, … Read More

A reimagined educational future for Florida’s Hispanic families

Florida has been a national leader on K-12 education transformation. In a pair of opinion pieces published in Orlando, Juan M. Martinez, engagement director for The LIBRE Initiative-Florida, called for that trend to continue. Writing in Spanish for El Sentinel and in English for the Orlando Sentinel, Martinez noted that Hispanics account for more than … Read More

The LIBRE Initiative pushes for educational options in Georgia

The LIBRE Initiative recognizes how important education is to the success of each individual, as well as the future success of our nation. It’s essential that we prepare young people for the challenges that lie ahead. That means helping them identify and develop their talents and building the habits of lifelong learning. It requires recognizing … Read More

A missed opportunity to make it easier to earn a living in Virginia

By failing to pass a measure that would have clarified the rules for independent contracting, the Virginia legislature missed a golden opportunity in the session that just ended to make it easier to earn a living in the commonwealth. In an op-ed in the Fredericksburg Free Lance Star, The LIBRE Institute-Virginia Coalitions Director Michael Monrroy writes about … Read More

LIBRE’s approach to increasing access to quality health care for Hispanics in 2021

America has one of the best health care systems in the world, boasting cutting edge research, top-notch doctors, and state-of-the-art equipment. Nevertheless, our system needs reform. There’s a reason Americans report consistent dissatisfaction with the costs of care and how difficult it can be to procure. Hispanics, like all Americans, should have access to quality care at a … Read More

Immigration Information Session

It’s time for lawmakers to work together and approve a permanent solution for Dreamers and the countless communities they contribute to – this includes the nearly 30,000 Dreamers working as nurses, physicians’ assistants, and other health professions helping the U.S. battle against COVID-19.   IMMIGRATION REFORM: MODERNIZING OUR SYSTEM Throughout our nation’s history – both … Read More