Georgia Latinos push for inclusion, respect and consideration from state’s business, civil and community leaders

Posted by on Jun 13, 2016 in General, Petition, Survey

Georgia Latinos push for inclusion, respect and consideration from state’s business, civil and community leaders

GritoBlast! — For Latinos living in Georgia, the Peach State has not been the sweetest place to live. Yet, a group of Georgian Latinos has been working to change that reality. For close to 2 years, dozens of Latino serving non-profit professionals have gathered at “Latino Forums” round tables that discussed collaborations, explored synergies and in general ways to partner up and better serve the community. In 2015, out of one of those meetings, the idea of creating a...

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Petition created asking Sesame Street to rethink occupation of new Latina character

Posted by on Jan 19, 2016 in General, Petition

Petition created asking Sesame Street to rethink occupation of new Latina character

GritoBlast! Angelica Perez, the founder of  Latinas Think Big and founder and CEO at Ella Leadership Institute, is a clinical psychologist  who knows firsthand the importance of girls growing up believing they can be more than what some may expect of them. So, she was more than disappointed when Sesame Street announced the show’s new Latina character, named Nina, would only be portrayed simply as Elmo’s babysitter and a worker in a laundromat. In this day and...

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Salud America! — HELP GET SUGARY DRINKS OUT OF SUMMER CAMPS

Posted by on Aug 3, 2014 in Petition

Salud America! — HELP GET SUGARY DRINKS OUT OF SUMMER CAMPS

GritoBlast — More than 13,000 people joined our petition to help get sugary drinks out of summer camps! Have you joined yet?! The American Camp Association (ACA), the country’s leading camp resource and accreditation group, requires camps to take many steps to ensure the safety and well-being of young people. They also offer great suggestions on how camps can help kids be active and eat healthy foods. But ACA does NOT require camps to have a healthy beverage policy to...

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