South Plains Food Bank Asks Community To Take Action To End Hunger Feeding America Network Food Bank

LUBBOCK, TX, August 31, 2018 – – This September the South Plains Food Bank, together with the Feeding America network of food banks, will mobilize across all 50 states in an effort to bring an end to hunger. is designed to inspire people to take action and raise awareness of the fact that 41 million Americans, including nearly 13 million children, are food insecure, according to the USDA. Across the South Plains, more than 96,000 people struggle with hunger and may not know where they’ll find their next meal. That number includes 1 in 4 kids who may not have enough to eat. September marks the eleventh year the Feeding America network of food banks has organized this annual call to

Groups ramp up voter registration efforts targeting young Latinos

WASHINGTON —As students return to high schools and colleges across the country, a number of Latino groups are ramping up efforts to register young voters with midterms less than 80 days away. “Our goal is once they get their class schedule and get settled where they’re living, we can approach them and they can see what their (voting) options are,” said Jared Nordlund, a Florida-based civic engagement senior strategist with UnidosUS, a national Latino advocacy organization. Earlier this year,UnidosUS launched The Power of 18 to reach new and potential voters in high schools and increase their numbers at the polls. “We know that young people are not voting in the numbers commensurate with thei

NALEO Mourns Loss of American Hero and Dedicated Statesman U.S. Senator John McCain

Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) released a statement from Chief Executive Officer Arturo Vargas regarding the passing of U.S. Senator John McCain: “The entire NALEO family joins the nation in mourning the passing of U.S. Senator John McCain, a true American hero and dedicated statesman who throughout his tenured career always put his love for country first. “As a bold, courageous and dedicated leader, with more than six decades of distinguished public service in the Navy and U.S. Congress, U.S. Senator McCain has been a true champion of the Latino community, and of all Americans. “He was born on Aug. 29, 1936 in the Pana

LULAC Salutes John McCain: True American Leader & Statesman

Washington, DC – Washington, DC – The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) mourns the passing of Arizona Senator John McCain, a man whose courage both in military uniform and in a lifetime of public service exemplified the highest values of patriotism and leadership even in the face of great personal sacrifice. “My condolences to the McCain Family,” said Domingo Garcia, LULAC National President. “I have the greatest respect for the way in which Senator McCain worked with us tirelessly trying to pass bipartisan immigration reform even when it was unpopular to some and despite opposition from within his own party. LULAC has lost a good friend and our nation has lost a great America

New Emails Show U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Misled Congress and Public about Decision to Add

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund today released a statement from Chief Executive Officer Arturo Vargas following the release of internal emails from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to his staff addressing the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census: “The release of these internal emails makes clear that Secretary Wilbur Ross intentionally misled Congress and all Americans about the timing and motivations for adding a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. “In his previous communications, Secretary Ross claimed that the initial consideration of a citizenship question addition began in December

Sports Report in Latino Lubbock Update

Well seeing is believing, we're heading into the last turn of 2018 as this month of August welcomes us with open arms. One thing that I always liked about August is that school returns and along with that, new knowledge. For me it's the sports knowledge that I know, but more importantly it's the knowledge I will gain as this month progresses that makes this exciting. Take Texas Tech for example. Who is the starting quarterback this season since Nick Schimonek is now in the San Diego Chargers training camp? It all depends on who we ask. Right now there is two red-shirt sophomores in Jeff Duffey and Colt Garret vying for a chance but it's my opinion that it's McLane Carters job to lose.

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