Make Your Voice Be Heard This Election! #WeDecide

    I have always known that I wanted to be a teacher.  From as far back as I could remember, my family taught me the importance of getting a good education.  They shared with me details about the various doors that would be opened to me by having a good education.  I vowed then and there that, not only would I always strive to further my own education but that I would also do everything in my power to make education accessible to others.

    Unfortunately, education has been denied historically to groups of people for a variety of reasons including religion, race, cultural background, and even socioeconomic status.  Although we have made much progress in this area, there is still a significant difference in the numbers of minority students who are graduating from High School in comparison to other ethnic groups.  As a matter of fact, 41% of Latino students and 23% of African American students DO NOT graduate from High School.*

    There are many reasons for this such as the fact that many of these minority students are living in poverty.*  It is difficult to imagine how many of these children can juggle the pressures of daily class work along with sharing in some of the financial worries that their trouble their parents daily.  The Latino poverty rate is alarmingly high and has shown a greater increase over a span of a few years than any other ethnic group.*

    One cannot deny, however, how influential the Latino vote will be in this year’s upcoming Presidential Election.  All of the United States, and especially the candidates themselves, acknowledge that Latinos are greatly concerned about the issues facing them in this country including unemployment, healthcare, immigration and education.

    Premiering on nuvoTV on Aug. 19th, at 8 PM, the We Decide: Gives Latinos a Voice town hall special will air to explore exactly how the candidates will be addressing the issues that are relevant to America’s Latinos.  Moderated by award-winning journalist Natalie Morales, it will feature a panel of high-profile experts who will collaborate through social media platforms.    They will engage with a live audience and other virtual participants through these mediums.

    Together, we can use social media to let the candidates know that We Decide: Speak Up & Make a Difference!  Also, visit the We Decide Facebook page to say what is on your mind and to discuss the issues that really matter to you!

*Pew Hispanic Center

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Comments

  1. Stephanie {Naturally Mindful} says

    I didn’t know about NuvoTV! So mad I missed it! As a Latina myself I would have love to watch this. Do you know if it’s available to watch again? Thanks!

    • Hi, Stephanie. NuvoTV is amazing, isn’t it?! I’m sure that it will be available to watch after the fact. Check their website link above and you should at least be able to access parts of the program. Worst case scenario, you can still stay abreast of the #WeDecide campaign.

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