Today the Austin Statesman had an interesting article that many of us know all too well. When it comes to taking care of life’s basic necessities i.e. food, clothing and shelter, if you leave it in the hands of profit driven corporations and individuals, the very people they are supposed to serve will be short changed. It happens time and time again. Pick a place, pick a time you will find examples underscoring this assertion.
When it comes to making money and having to serve the public sector on behalf of the government what we often find is that important corners are seriously cut. And why not? Who’s gonna care? The public? Well sure they may care, but they aren’t gonna organize and go through all the hoops to fight back. It’s not like you vote a private company out of business and if they’re the only game in town...guess what? You can’t take your hard earned business elsewhere.
Every month, 50,000 Latinos in the U.S. turn 18; and with Latinos projected to be 50% of the U.S. population by 2050, the vote of this demographic group is more important than ever.
Mursuli shares his vision for creating a sustainable national Hispanic progressive vote that manifests in long-term systemic change and the steps to make it happen.