We are excited to announce that registration for La Fiesta del Pueblo 2016 is now open to the public! Food trucks, local Latinx artists and musicians, as well as nonprofit/government agencies are welcome to sign up today to be sure they have a spot during the biggest Fiesta of the year. Click here for more details.
This week, HB 2 was approved by our State's General Assembly; a bill that serves as retaliation against cities like Charlotte that have passed pro-transgender bathroom ordinances.
Last week, our Communications Coordinator William Saenz, and Pueblo Power graduate Karla Salgado were featured on ABC11's program "Heart of Carolina Perspectives" to talk about El Pueblo's mission, NCLR Advocacy Days, and why it is so important for people to get out and vote in 2016. Feel free to check it out here!
El Pueblo is a proud partner with the grassroots immigrant rights group, SI A LAS LICENCIAS, and we are excited to continue working together to improve the quality of life for all Latinx immigrants in NC. For more information on upcoming actions and how to get involved, click on the link here!
Over the holiday weekend, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) began conducting raids, arriving at people's homes to pick them up for deportation. The raids are ongoing and are targeting children and families from Central America who came to the U.S. seeking asylum.
Please take a minute to call the White House at (202) 456-1111.
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The P.A.R.E. women's empowerment group is now open for registration for the first class of 2016. For more information in Spanish on how to register, click here.
Check out this Op-ed by El Pueblo volunteer, Carmen Rodriguez, on why she demonstrated against HB 318, and her thoughts on going to court this week as an undocumented immigrant. Be sure to send comments and support her way!
Pueblo Power Registration for 2015-2016 is now CLOSED. Thank you to all the individuals who applied, and we're looking forward to fostering the next generation of community leaders!
Last week, several activists were arrested in an act of civil disobedience in opposition to anti-immigrant, anti-poor HB 318. This action was the culmination of weeks of protests, phone calls, petitions, and letters that fell on deaf ears when Governor McCrory signed this bill into law on Wednesday. We thank all of you for participating in this fight and know that this is only the beginning.