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May 16, 2013. Seattle. Thanks to the generosity of 135 donors, with gifts ranging from $10 to $3,000, we have reached our $15,000 challenge match goal to support the ESL program! About half of these donations were made as part of GiveBIG and will qualify for an additional “stretch” match.
Successful completion of this challenge match ensures that Casa Latina’s ESL program will remain fully funded through the end of this year, helping hundreds of immigrants learn English, find and keep work, support their families, and contribute to the community!
Meet Carlos, a 26-year old man from Guatemala, who is learning English, so that someday his aspirations to study accounting can become a reality. And meet Margarita, a woman from El Salvador who only attended school until she was only nine and is now learning to speak, read, and write English. And there is Jose, who works in a restaurant. By learning English, Jose knows he can negotiate for fair working conditions and wages, wages he sends to support his two children in Mexico, so that they can get a good education.
The Senate "Gang of Eight" was scheduled to release an immigration bill today. But out of respect for the horrific attack at the Boston Marathon, they delayed the release for a day or so. However, they did distribute a summary of the bill to news outlets and to others. Here is the inside scoop on the summary:
Each year at La Fiesta del Sol, Casa Latina’s signature gala dinner & auction, we present the Social Visionary Awards. This year’s winners are Rep. Phyllis Gutierrez Kenney and Jorge Baron.
Rep. Phyllis Gutierrez Kenney will be receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Jorge Baron, Executive Director of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP), will receive the Social Visionary Award.
Please join us for this celebration!
President Barack Obama's shift to support gay marriage is energizing young Hispanic voters who have been working side-by-side with gay activists in their push for immigration reform. The alliance has been growing nationwide and helping dispel what many say is an outdated notion that Hispanics are less tolerant of gays than the general public.
March for Workers and Immigrant Rights on Tuesday, May 1st 2012.
March to call for an immediate end to the forced implementation of the ‘Secure Communities’ Program (S Comm) in Washington and to protest Wells Fargo Bank for their role in funding unregulated prisons and detention centers throughout the United States
And the fight to end wage theft continues: On Monday April 23rd at 1:30 pm there will be a hearing at the King County Council to further address wage theft. The hearing will take place in the Council Chambers on the 10th floor of the King County Courthouse, at 516 Third Avenue between James and Jefferson in Seattle.
We hope to have a strong turn out. So, will you support us?
By David Rolf - Seattle Times
AS the Legislature considers more budget cuts on top of the more than $10 billion already slashed, a new report, "Why They Leave; Turnover Among Washington's Home Care Workers," shows that further targeting the long-term-care workforce would be costly to the state.