***MEDIA ADVISORY***

For Immediate Release: July 7, 2020 Contact: Matthew Groch, mgroch@citizen.org, (202) 454-5111 Mexican Labor Activist Susana Prieto, on Eve of Possible  Reimprisonment, and U.S. Rep. Chuy Garcia (D-Ill.) Call on Mexican President AMLO and President Trump to Remedy Ongoing Worker Abuses and Low Wages Celebration of New NAFTA Premature: It Won’t Help Workers Absent Action to… Read More ***MEDIA ADVISORY***

El Paso Quarantine Players Performs Shelter-at Home, Virtual Presentation of Robert Harling’s heartwarming “Steel Magnolias”

For Immediate Release  Contact Veronica Frescas Vfrescas77@gmail.com915-745-0204 July 3, 2020 El Paso, TX – After all the PRIDE celebrations and Independence Day Holiday, a local performing troupe calling themselves the El Paso Quarantine Players, will be performing a one-time only, live, shelter-at-home performance of Robert Harling’s play of “Steel Magnolias” via Zoom in recognition of… Read More El Paso Quarantine Players Performs Shelter-at Home, Virtual Presentation of Robert Harling’s heartwarming “Steel Magnolias”

An Update on the Latino Job Situation in May 2020: One Step Forward and Two Steps Back

By: Rogelio Sáenz Last month, as part of my monthly blog for the National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB), I provided an overview of the hemorrhaging job loss among Latinos. Compared to other groups in the country, Latinos had the highest unemployment rate at 18.7 in May and sustained the highest percentage decline… Read More An Update on the Latino Job Situation in May 2020: One Step Forward and Two Steps Back

Two by Chuck Taylor

Chuck Taylor, mysticpoetics@gmail.com Political Action Tanka Months you haven’t worked.  Demonstrators march through the streets. Statues could go. Why not melt them down, sell the  metal, buy something to eat? Chuck Taylor, mysticpoetics@gmail.com Cities for El Paso A city you can love like a woman You are entranced by the pulsing of her arteries The… Read More Two by Chuck Taylor

Libertad Para Susana: Remarks at a Press Conference in El Paso, June 20, 2020

By Kathleen (Kathy) Staudt, PhD. I am here to speak with you about lawyer Susana Prieto Terrazas who has worked tirelessly for the rights of workers and the improvement of their meager wages at the hundreds of foreign-owned factories—maquiladoras—in Mexico’s northern borderlands, specifically in Cd. Juárez and in Matamoros. Susana is a political prisoner, and… Read More Libertad Para Susana: Remarks at a Press Conference in El Paso, June 20, 2020

El Paso Parents Sue School District to Reopen – Rebuild Schools in Chamizal Neighborhood

Contact: Paulina Almanza, TRLA Attorney, (915) 271-4361, palmanza@trla.org  Hilda Villegas, Familias Unidas Por La Educación, (915) 222-1977, hvillegas63@yahoo.com  Robert Elder, TRLA Communications Director, (512) 374-2764, relder@trla.org  EL PASO, Texas — Parents in the Chamizal neighborhood on June 15 sued the El Paso Independent School District (EPISD) to reopen two Beall and Burleson elementary schools and force the school district to pay for critical… Read More El Paso Parents Sue School District to Reopen – Rebuild Schools in Chamizal Neighborhood