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The Economic Impact of Immigration Reform on the Latino Community PDF Print E-mail


Thursday, October 17, 2013                  4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

4:30 – 5:00   Registration and Social           5:00 – 6:30   Program
Macalester College, KAGIN COMMONS

Welcome and Introductions:  Ruby Lee

Moderator:  Professor Paul Dosh, Latin American Studies Program, Macalester College


ruby leeRuby Lee: President of CLUES           

What is the distribution of the Latino population in MN and how is it expected to  change?   What economic challenges will immigrants face in Minnesota.


alberto fierro garzaAlberto Fierro Garza: Mexican Consul              

Economic impact of immigration Reform on Mexican Immigrants in the U.S. and Mexico.

javier morillo 92313Javier Morillo: President, SEIU Local 26         

What labor rights do immigrants have? How are labor rights infringed upon nationally and in MN? What methods can be used to empower Latino and other immigrant workers?  

6:00 - 6:30     Q & A and closing remarks



Kagin Commons is located on the west side of Snelling Avenue 1/2 block north of Grand Avenue.

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Macalester College:  Latino American Studies Program and Adelante Student Organization


CLUES:  Communidades Unidas Latinas en Servicio


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March for Dignity and Respect PDF Print E-mail


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Start - Basilica of St. Mary

88 North 17th Street, Minneapolis 55407

Saturday, October 5

12:30 - Interfaith Prayer Service            1 p.m. Start March

Join a diverse group of Minnesota advocates for immigration reform on October 5 as members of our state's faith, business, labor, law enforcement, and immigrant communities, including Think Again MN, take part in a national day of action for immigration reform. Nationwide, over 40 cities will host massive marches to fix our broken immigration system.




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MN's Leading Election System

With Secretary of State Steve Simon


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Listen to Secretary of State Steve Simon's excellent presentation on MN's outstanding election system emulated by many other states at the Think Again Brooklyns forum January 19, 2016.  Secretary Simon includes ways in which it can be improved, and he explains why it is important to vote.  He concludes with a quote from a tee shirt:  "Failure to vote is not an act of rebellion.  It is an act of surrender."

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How Oregon Became the Easiest Place to Vote in the US

By Lornet Turnbull
YES! Magazine
October 8, 2016


In January, Oregon became the first state in the country to begin automatically registering eligible citizens to vote when they obtain or renew their driver's licenses or state IDs, completely shifting the burden of voter registration from the individual to the government. 

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