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El Pueblo Responds to Drastic Increase in ICE Raids in NC

For Immediate Release Angeline Echeverría | Executive Director | (919) 835-1525, ext. 103 William Saenz | Communications Coordinator | (336) 430-8917 | EL PUEBLO RESPONDS TO DRASTIC INCREASE IN ICE RAIDS ACROSS NC El Pueblo is saddened but not shocked to hear that ICE arrested over 30 employees in a targeted raid in […]

February Legislative Update

The General Assembly began it’s 2019-2020 session in January and the underlying tone of this legislative session will center around whether the Republican leadership in the General Assembly will be willing to work with Governor Cooper and the Democrats in the legislature, as well as whether the Governor and his caucus will be willing to […]

January Legislative Update

When the General Assembly scheduled a November 27 legislative session back in the summer, it was supposed to be a week-long session in order to pass enabling legislation based on the constitutional amendments approved by voters in November.  There were also concerns by El Pueblo and other organizations that the General Assembly was planning to […]

Register for our adult empowerment group PARE!

Picture of adult graduates of PARE. Una foto de líderes graduadas del grupo PARE

If you’d like to be a community leader with El Pueblo, learn how to prevent domestic violence in our communities, and fight for state laws that are just… Join our empowerment group PARE! (Program of Assistance, Resources and Education In order to participate, please register here for an upcoming series of events: January: Group Orientation: […]

December Legislative Update

He was no where to be found on the ballot, but the big winner once mid- term election results were tabulated was Governor Roy Cooper, the first term Democrat who is two years into a four year term. Governor Cooper has openly criticized the General Assembly’s Republican supermajority that overrode 20 of 25 vetoes over the last biennium. Needing to […]

November Legislative Update

The General Assembly came in to session in October and appropriated $400 million in hurricane relief money for communities in need of immediate care, mainly in southeastern North Carolina.  The General Assembly is scheduled to return to Raleigh on November 27 to appropriate another $450 million on other recovery projects. The needs taken care of […]

October Legislative Update

El Pueblo is celebrating a court ruling temporarily overturning a provision in the 2017 Farm Act that passed the General Assembly in 2017 that included an anti-union, anti-immigrant provision that targeted the Farmworker Labor Organizing Committee, the only farmworker union in North Carolina. The bill promoted by Farm Bureau, and passed the General Assembly in […]

NC Spanish Voter Guide Now Available

Iliana Santillán, Maria Gonzalez, and volunteers registering voters at their booth during La Fiesta del Pueblo 2018

After introducing North Carolina’s first ever bilingual Voter Guide in 2016, El Pueblo is proud to work alongside Democracy NC and Common Cause NC to present the 2018 edition.  Click here to download the PDF guide in Spanish, and visit the website for Spanish info on candidates and voting info! Click here for the 2018 Voter Guide information in English.