Casa Latina advances the power and well-being of Latino immigrants through employment, education, and community organizing.

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Alvaro Ruiz Memorial Fund

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 2:26pm

Thanks to the generosity of many donors, we were able to send $1,600 to Alvaro’s family to help cover funeral expenses and provide support in these difficult times.  Additional funds were used to seed the Alvaro Ruiz Memorial Fund, which will be available in future situations where Casa Latina members may need help with funeral expenses after the loss of a loved one.  We are no longer collecting donations for the Alvaro Ruiz Memorial Fund.  Any donations made in his honor or memory at this time will support Casa Latina’s programs.

BREAKING NEWS: A Historic Moment for Two Million Home Care Workers

Tue, 09/17/2013 - 7:27pm

The home care workforce has become one of the fastest growing in the nation, but in-home care workers haven't had access to basic workplace protections. Until now.

This afternoon, the Department of Labor finalized long-awaited regulations to end the exclusion of home care workers from minimum wage and overtime protections.

This is an enormous victory, but our work is not done. To achieve the full potential of this change, our next step is to thank the administration and pledge to work closely with them on the fair and timely implementation of these new protections.

New initiatives to support immigrant communities

Thu, 09/05/2013 - 12:34pm

Seattle WA. 09/04/2013. Today Mayor Mike McGinn announced several new efforts to support immigrant and refugee communities in Seattle, including the creation of an Immigrant Voting Rights Taskforce. The taskforce, comprised of community leaders, academics and attorneys, will be tasked with making Seattle more voter-friendly for the more than 100,000 Seattle residents who are foreign-born.

Rep. Luis Gutiérrez in Yakima, July 13

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 2:49pm

- A lifelong champion of the rights of Latino and immigrant communities, Rep. Luis Gutiérrez is a national leader in the effort to pass comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship for millions of aspiring Americans. As attention turns to the House, Rep. Gutiérrez comes to Yakima to rally immigrant families from across Washington in support of reform that keeps families together and strengthens our economy. Free event, Saturday July 13 5:00-7:00pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Yakima, 225 N 2nd St.