Call-to-Action: Plea to contact Congress to pass emergency funding for Puerto Rico

Posted by on Sep 25, 2017 in Call-to-Action, General

Call-to-Action: Plea to contact Congress to pass emergency funding for Puerto Rico

GritoBlast! The pictures of Puerto Rico’s assault by Hurricane Maria is heart-wrenching. The pictures of people flooded out of their homes, wading through swirling waist-high waters, lining up for gas, searching for water rival pictures of what we saw in Houston in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. However, unlike Houston, where half the city wasn’t touched by the same devastation, all of Puerto Rico is suffering the same. What makes matters worse is that it is...

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A quick way to donate to hurricane and earthquake relief efforts in Mexico, the Caribbean & U.S.

Posted by on Sep 21, 2017 in Call-to-Action, General

A quick way to donate to hurricane and earthquake relief efforts in Mexico, the Caribbean & U.S.

GritoBlast! Our hermanos and hermanas throughout the Northern Hemisphere – Texas, Florida, the Caribbean and Mexico — are suffering the effects of Mother Nature. For many of us who want to help but don’t know how or where, Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIPGive) created three funds to support the victims of the two earthquakes in Mexico as well as Hurricanes Harvey, Maria, and Irma. All the funds will be donated to local organizations working on relief efforts on...

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TX State Board of Education hold public hearings Wednesday on new Mex-American textbook

Posted by on Sep 11, 2017 in Call-to-Action, General

TX State Board of Education hold public hearings Wednesday on new Mex-American textbook

GritoBlast! — In November 2016, the Texas State Board of Education, under immense pressure, voted to reject a Mexican American studies textbook that many inside and outside the state saw as racist and rife with errors. The campaign against adoption of the textbook was nationwide but one Texan took it upon himself to not just campaign against the submitted text but create a whole new text to replace it. Houston-based educator, author and activist Tony Díaz, who spearheaded...

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An easy way to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey

Posted by on Aug 29, 2017 in Call-to-Action, General

An easy way to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey

GritoBlast!  Hurricane Harvey is breaking all kinds of records for the amount of rainfall, destruction, and the number of people forced from their homes. Harvey has broken the record for the greatest amount of rain recorded from a single tropical storm or hurricane in the continental United States, with more than 4 feet of rain.  An estimate from the analytics firm CoreLogic showed that Harvey, which is now a tropical storm, could cause as much as $40 billion total in...

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Call-2-Action: Sign petition to demand President Trump not pardon Joe Arpaio

Posted by on Aug 22, 2017 in Call-to-Action, General

Call-2-Action: Sign petition to demand President Trump not pardon Joe Arpaio

GritoBlast!  — The Department of Justice, Amnesty International, and the courts have all found former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio guilty of gross violations of human rights. For 24 years, and under the mask of attempting to crack down on undocumented immigrants, Arpaio terrorized thousands of Latinos, including tourists, legal residents, and U.S. citizens in Maricopa County, AZ. On July 31st, Arpaio was found guilty of violating the constitutional rights of...

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