Call-to-Action: Georgia Senator threatens to legislate away in-state tuition for DACA students

Posted by on Jan 5, 2017 in Call-to-Action, General, Politics

Call-to-Action: Georgia Senator threatens to legislate away in-state tuition for DACA students

GritoBlast! Finally, some positive news for Georgia’s undocumented students. After three years of legal battle, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Gail S. Tusan AGREED with the argument that being a DACA recipient qualifies as being lawfully present and therefore students can receive in-state tuition for colleges and universities. DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) is a temporary relief given to children that were brought to the US before they...

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The first mobile app uniquely designed to increase voter participation by Latino millennials

Posted by on Jun 29, 2016 in General, Politics

The first mobile app uniquely designed to increase voter participation by Latino millennials

GritoBlast! —  Who will decide the 2016 presidential election? The new Unidos mobile app offers a unique approach to encouraging registration and voting by Latino millennials – a group that could be pivotal in the election’s outcome. Unidos features an exciting mix of news and sharable media including custom emojis and videos. It’s a cutting-edge approach to engaging voters in a year when immigrants and immigration are at the center of the debate. Unidos (available for...

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First-of-its-kind Spanish-language initiative educates Latinos about U.S. electoral process

Posted by on Apr 22, 2016 in General, Politics

First-of-its-kind Spanish-language initiative educates Latinos about U.S. electoral process

GritoBlast! — What should be a straightforward process of casting a vote for your politico favorito (favorite politician) is hardly the case with confusing Voter ID laws, purged voter rolls and candidates screaming the whole electoral process is rigged. In a year where a record-breaking 27.3 million Hispanics will be able to vote, The Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network (HITN) has announced the launch of Tu Momento 2016 (Your Moment 2016), an initiative...

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Define American launches campaign encouraging immigrants to “come out” as undocumented

Posted by on Jul 13, 2015 in General, Human Rights, Politics

Define American launches campaign encouraging immigrants to “come out” as undocumented

GritoBlast! On July 1st, 2015, Define American launched its Coming Out campaign encouraging undocumented immigrants to empower themselves by publicly announcing their immigration status. On the heels of the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on marriage equality, the campaign draws inspiration from Harvey Milk’s call on closeted LGBT Americans to come out, as well as the courageous coming out of undocumented youth (also known as DREAMers) across the country in the past...

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Dominicanos USA unveils results of ground-breaking research on political perceptions and attitudes of Dominican-Americans in New York, Rhode Island

Posted by on Jul 13, 2015 in General, Politics

Dominicanos USA unveils results of ground-breaking research on political perceptions and attitudes of Dominican-Americans in New York, Rhode Island

GritoBlast! — Following a successful first year as the nation’s first and only voter registration, mobilization, and education organization geared towards Dominican American voters, Dominicanos USA (DUSA) reveals it has registered more than 75,000 Dominican Americans in their first year of voter registration efforts, tripling the number of registrants since the organization’s launch last year. DUSA also unveiled the findings of a groundbreaking political...

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The President Addresses the Nation on Immigration Reform

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 in General, Politics

The President Addresses the Nation on Immigration Reform

GritoBlast! — Post by The White House.   Our immigration system has been broken for decades — and every minute we fail to act, millions of people who live in the shadows but want to play by the rules and pay taxes have no way to live right by the law and contribute to our country. So tomorrow night, President Obama will address the nation to lay out the executive actions he’s taking to fix our broken immigration system. You can watch the President live tomorrow...

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