Arizona Bill Could Penalize Get-Out-The-Vote Efforts - A bill in Arizona threatens to impose sanctions on organizations that work to get out the Latino vote in the state. Valeria Fernández has more from Phoenix, Arizona. This story is part of our new series, “Hablando de la Raza.”
Latino Communities in Los Angeles Fight to Clean Up Toxic Lead - Thousands of Latino families in southeast Los Angeles live in homes that were contaminated during decades by lead dust emitted by the company Exide Technologies, that recycled car batteries. After intense protest by local leaders and residents, this week California approved millions of dollars in funding to clean up the dangerous lead from the neighborhoods. Our correspondent in Los Angeles, Rubén Tapia, reports from the affected communities, in the first of a series of stories about this massive lead pollution. This story is part of our new series, “Hablando de la Raza.”
Immigrant Parents Prepare for New Health Insurance for Kids in California - In only two months, undocumented children in California will have access to complete healthcare coverage, including dental insurance. In May, a law will go into effect that extends state health insurance Medi-Cal to a quarter million undocumented minors. From Los Angeles, Araceli Martinez reports on how parents are preparing to receive this huge benefit for their children.