Occupational Licensing Reforms Passage: Major Win for Hispanics

Tallahassee, Florida – The LIBRE Initiative Florida, an organization committed to removing internal and external barriers so that the Hispanic community can thrive and contribute to a more prosperous America, praised the passage of House Bill 1193, legislation that would reduce unnecessarily onerous and burdensome occupational licensing requirements for certain professions including cosmetology, hair braiding, barbering … Read More

The LIBRE Initiative Advocates for Pension Reform

Latinos Would Benefit From Long-term, Solvent Solution Albuquerque, NM – The LIBRE Initiative-NM is encouraging the state legislature to support SB 72 which seeks to reform the Public Employees Retirement Associate (PERA) pension fund. Activists are urging lawmakers to unite and to do what is in the best interest of hardworking New Mexicans across the state. … Read More

The LIBRE Initiative Commends White House Occupational Licensing Principles

(Arlington, VA) – Recently, the White House announced their “Principles on Workforce Freedom and Mobility” with a focus on reforming occupational licensing laws, or government regulations requiring workers to clear various hurdles before an aspiring person can work in a particular field. The LIBRE Initiative expressed support for the White House’s principles encouraging state lawmakers … Read More

The LIBRE Initiative-VA Applauds Criminal Justice Reform Agenda

Richmond, VA – The LIBRE Initiative – Virginia, an organization committed to removing internal and external barriers so that the Hispanic community can thrive and contribute to a more prosperous America, praised the unveiling of a new criminal justice reform agenda by Gov. Ralph Northam at the start of the 2020 legislative session. “Virginia’s growing … Read More

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