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President Trump Policies Empowering Hispanic Americans to Achieve the American Dream

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by Antonio Renteria

 

“Hispanic Americans are not only living the American Dream, but their incredible efforts are unlocking the American Dream for citizens all across our land.”

President Donald J. Trump

 

The American Dream

What is the “American Dream” and how do we achieve it? This concept has a different definition depending on who you ask and what their dream is. One thing is certain, however, there is no other place on earth where dreams can be achieved as easily as in The United States of America.

There have been cultural struggles and depending on the political climate and governance of a particular state or city, there are other obstacles that create even more dissonance than what most people can overcome. The one certainty that has been evident based on the economic growth pre-Covid-19 and the rate of recovery and sustainment during the Wuhan virus outbreak, and that is the Trump economy is unwaveringly successful for all races, cultures and classes of people. President Donald J. Trump has managed to overcome every liberal-created, fake news media-enhanced, propaganda driven attack that has been shoveled his way.

“We’re proud to have created an organization over the past 10 years that literally went from 0 to over 500,000 small-business owners in this country. As you correctly identified pretty much from the first day of your presidency, small business is not only the backbone of our country, but the backbone of our communities,” said Alfredo Ortiz, President and CEO of Job Creators Network. “Just before COVID, they were really experiencing some of the best growth they had ever seen. Hispanics, in particular, were seeing some of the best growth. They had also seen, from a small business perspective, in general, with the highest — you know, some of the highest homeownership on record, as you know, lowest unemployment in history. It really had been an amazing run.”

In the face of all the distractions and attacks, President Trump has managed to produce the greatest economic successes in the history of our country. His latest achievement will greatly impact the Hispanic communities economically, educationally, and simultaneously strengthen the bond within their families.

I’m the son of two immigrants. My dad was a tailor. My mom was a housekeeper, said Ortiz. “So, to go from literally picking trash and cleaning toilets to sitting here, having this conversation with you (President Trump) — only in this country could this happen.”

 

Empowering Hispanic Americans

President Trump’s Executive Order establishes the White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative and Interagency Working Group. The Initiative also establishes the President’s Advisory Commission on Hispanic Prosperity. The President’s Executive Order will improve access to educational, training, and economic opportunities for Hispanic American students by promoting options to enhance school choice, personalized learning, family engagement, civics education, and pathways to in-demand jobs.

“The executive order I will sign in a few moments will expand our efforts across all the federal government to deliver educational and economic opportunity for Hispanic Americans,” said President Trump prior to signing the Order. “At the heart of our strategy to create a prosperous future for every Hispanic American, as well as all Americans, is a great family of education.  We are going to have a tremendous program, and we have.  And, you know, we’re a believer in choice.  Choice.  The other folks don’t believe in choice, and choice is a great civil rights issue and maybe the great one of our times.”

With this action, President Trump further demonstrates his support of school choice, apprenticeships, and work-based learning initiatives. President Trump also demonstrated his desire to support Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), as well as an investment in economically distressed communities and small and minority owned businesses.

“I’m going to fight to ensure that every Hispanic American parent has the freedom and the right to send your child to the public, private, charter, faith-based, magnet, home, or independent school of your choice,” said President Trump. “And school choice is an incredible issue in many ways.  It’s a political issue, I agree.  Most people agree with us.  The smart ones definitely agree with us.  But it’s also a moral issue, and it really is a fundamental issue of civil rights.  No American student should ever be trapped in a failing government school, which has happened so often for so many years.  It’s one of the problems you see when you see these cities going up in flame.”

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Uplifting Hispanic Workers and Families

Before the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic, Hispanic unemployment rate was at a record low of 3.9% under President Trump and his Administration. For 23 consecutive months Hispanic unemployment remained under 5%. The unemployment rate fell below 5% a total of 27 times during the President’s first term.  In 2018, the poverty rate for Hispanic Americans reached the lowest level on record.

Thanks to President Trump, almost 611,000 Hispanic Americans have escaped poverty since 2016. The median income for Hispanic households reached a historic high by surpassing $50,000 for the first time on record, thanks to the Trump Administration’s pro-growth policies. President Trump’s tax cuts are increasing the amount of money available to Hispanic American families and providing new resources for minority-owned businesses.

“You know, I could trace my family roots to this country decades before the pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock, you know.” Said former New Mexico Lieutenant Governor John A. Sanchez who completed his term limit is 2019 who stated he was raised in poverty along with eight siblings in a single parent home.  “I was raised by this great woman who had the responsibility of raising eight kids by herself, no running water. But through hard work, staying in school, getting a good education, and taking advantage of the American Dream, I’m here, sitting across the table from the President of the United States. What an honor. That’s the American Dream.”

Sanchez continued, “I want to say, coming from New Mexico — now the third-largest energy-producing state in the country — some of the most richest producing oil fields in the world, rival — some say, maybe more than Saudi Arabia — it is because of your policy, sir, that have unleashed American energy that makes this country now energy independent.”

“And, in New Mexico, that translates into jobs. And, you know, sir, a majority of those jobs, Mr. President, are Hispanic workers. They may not have a college education or a degree, but you know what? They’re working in the oil field, making $100,000 a year for their families,” said Sanchez. “They’re able to buy homes, send their kids to school, buy a truck. That’s the American Dream.”

Sanchez stated in closing, “and so, I want to let you know, from the great state of New Mexico, the people, the Hispanics — the largest percentage of Hispanics of any state in the nation — we want to say thank you. And we hope that you continue with your second administration, sir, so that you continue to bring the American Dream to all Americans, especially Hispanics.”

 

Supporting Hispanic American Communities

President Trump’s leadership has created new jobs and investment that is pouring into nearly 9,000 newly designated Opportunity Zones which is home to more than 9 million Hispanic Americans.  Approximately 362,000 Hispanics achieved the dream of becoming homeowners in 2018 and this is the largest such gain since 2005. President Trump is expanding educational opportunities for Hispanic American families by providing school choice and expanding support for higher education.

Hispanic students currently account for almost one-third of all students in public charter schools and 11% in private schools. Hispanics make up over 100,000 students in one of Florida’s private school scholarship programs. That number amounts to almost 40% of the student population who are Hispanic. President Trump signed legislation that provides one billion dollars to Minority Serving Institutions, including HSIs. Through President Trump’s programs such as these, the Hispanic community is seeing the American dream as a reality through home ownership which is providing them stability for their families and a strong education for a brighter future.

The impact of these policies is evident as explained by Florida Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Núñez, the first female Hispanic Lieutenant Governor in the history of the State of Florida.

“All of the things that you have stood for and championed — faith, freedom, future — those are things that are critically important to Florida, the economy,” said Lieutenant Governor Núñez, who attended the signing and the roundtable discussion prior to the event. “We don’t need to reiterate all the numbers and — lowest unemployment, homeownership on the rise — and nothing reverberates the American Dream louder than owning your own home.”

Lieutenant Governor Núñez continued, “and choice and education — as a mother, my youngest attends True North Classical Academy, an excellent charter school in Miami. I can tell you that those policies make a difference.”

The legislation that has been signed by the President provides $1 billion to Minority Serving Institutions including HSIs. This Executive Order along with other policies which have been championed by President Trump and his Administration has continued to improve the quality of life of members of every community as in this case with the Hispanic community.

The Chinese borne COVID-19 has certainly been a catalyst into causing a rift in the remarkable forward progress of President Trump’s vision for America which has brought prosperity back to a country with a dying economy that was once on life-support and seemed hopeless. Rioters and violent mobs, egged on by weak Democrat leadership who have allowed them to overtake their cities and states have increased the downfall of an economy that the Democrats and their liberal media lackeys have also stymied the growth that was apparently being jumpstarted once the COVID-19 lockdowns have ended. It is obvious, that the actions of the President, in the face of all the adversity and chaos created by Democrat leadership, is steering the country back into economic prosperity, and as is the case with this Executive Order, the Hispanic population is a beneficiary of the President’s actions.

“I will stand arm-in-arm with the Hispanic community to ensure that every child in America can grow up in safety, security, dignity, and in peace,” said President Trump. “We believe that the timeless principles of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution are all shared, and they have to be shared in a big, beautiful heritage of all Americans.  Whether you are a first-generation American or a fifth-generation American, this is your home.  American history is your history.  It’s about you.  It’s about your family.  It’s about our country.  And the American Dream belongs equally to you.”

“Americans of all walks of life are united by the same noble ideas and the same fundamental designs for good schools, strong families, safe communities, and abundant opportunity.  And I will not rest until we have delivered this future for every community — not only the Hispanic community, which is doing so well, but every community in our land,” said President Trump. “Together, we will write the next great chapter of the American adventure, and we will defend the greatness of America for your children, for your children’s children, and for generations to come.”

 

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Anna Paulina Luna: Discipline, Duty, and a Commitment to Country Before Politics

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by EMMA JIMENEZ

 

Anna Paulina Luna, a conservative political activist and Air Force veteran, is running for US Congress in 2020 for Florida’s 13th Congressional district against incumbent Democrat Rep. Charlie Crist, whose current term ends on January 3, 2021. Luna is on the ballot in the general election on November 3, 2020. She advanced from the Republican primary on August 18, 2020.

Raised by a single mother of three in the low-income neighborhoods of Southern California, Luna grew up in a life of poverty as the daughter of an absentee father who struggled with drug addiction. The challenges Luna faced during her childhood did not stop her from wanting to aim high, fight, and win. At just nineteen years of age, she made the bold decision to enlist in the United States Air Force. Serving in the military helped Luna develop strength and courage. It also provided the structure she lacked in her early family life, and it enabled her to earn a steady income to support her family financially and to seek professional help for her father. Luna has spoken of the humility she gained while in the Air Force from working closely with people from all walks of life toward a common goal. She thanks her military experience for her success in life today.

Additionally, Luna was able to attend college through her military service and earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of West Florida. She had always dreamed about becoming a doctor so she could help support her family and accomplish her ultimate goal of opening a clinic for low-income patients. When she was accepted into medical school, a doctor and mentor told Luna she could help more people in politics than as a doctor because she would have a bigger impact on people’s health care through legislation. As a result, Luna turned down the opportunity to attend medical school because she feared the direction the country was headed. She decided at that moment to put aside ten years of effort in becoming a doctor to instead serve her country by entering the ring in what could be the fight of her life—defeating an incumbent, entrenched democrat in the world of politics.

Sought out by PragerU and Turning Point USA, Anna Paulina Luna is a fast learner who has soaked in facts, statistics, and policies while quickly developing public speaking skills and amassing a large number of contacts, supporters, and channels to create her path to Washington.

 

If elected, Luna will do the following:

  • Solidify and expand conservative outreach to Hispanics and or/Latinos nationally
  • Advocate for the national reciprocity of concealed carry gun permits
  • Bring back school choice and return control of education to the states
  • Advocate for completing the border wall and securing America’s border

 

Luna’s commitment to her country is represented by the oath she took to defend the United States Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. She believes there is no greater honor than to serve your country- in fact, she shared with Politifix News that serving her country was an honor, not an obligation. She further stated that by serving her country, she was also serving humanity as a whole.

Luna is concerned that our country’s freedoms are slowly being dismantled by left-wing politicians who wish to strip Americans of their individual freedoms in their ultimate quest for greater power and control. She believes that government should be limited—not expanded. To Luna, limiting the power of government prevents excessive control over people’s freedoms, actions, and lives.

In Luna’s own words, “Our constitutional rights as Americans aren’t secure if they are continuously being violated by politicians who only wish to extend their political power over Americans’ individual freedoms.”

Luna sees herself as a non-politician—one not controlled by special interests but who cherishes the opportunity to serve her district as well as her country once more. She’s ready to fight for our “God-given rights,” as she boldly expressed. Overcoming significant obstacles during her early years made her want to keep fighting, not just for herself but also for others.

Luna is a fighter. She’s focused, committed, and resilient. She will not give up and will always fight for what is right.

 

For more information on Anna Paulina Luna and to support her run for Congress, please visit her official webpage.

 

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Meet Luke Negron: The Young Wolf of Politics Discusses BLM and Police Brutality

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 by EMMA JIMENEZ

 

Luke Negron is a conservative political activist and Air Force veteran, running for election to the U.S. House to represent Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District against incumbent Democrat Michael Doyle. He is on the ballot for the general election on November 3, 2020. Negron identifies himself as a non-politician, one not controlled by special interests and who seeks to restore law and order if elected to congress.

Politifix News interviewed Negron on the latest riots in the wake of the death of George Floyd and how they have caused tensions amongst the black community and law enforcement. Negron expressed that he is sympathetic towards the emotions of the black community in regards to police brutality but he condemns the riots and looting being perpetrated by BLM supporters.

Negron stated the following with Politifix News:

“It is important to distinguish against the idea of “black lives matter,” and the black lives matter organization. The organization itself is a Marxist organization, who manipulate the emotions of minorities to advance their own politically motivated agenda. Of course black lives matter, no one is saying that they don’t.”

Negron argued how defunding law enforcement will only embolden criminals to target the most vulnerable. He mentioned how the most recent Gallup poll concluded that 81% of Black Americans & 83% of Hispanic Americans don’t want less police presence despite protesters, but instead want more police.

Negron expressed with Politifix News how police brutality is abhorrent and those that dishonor their oath to protect and serve should be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law. However, defunding police departments in cities with the highest crime rates will only hurt black and brown lives – not improve them. He proposes innovative police training which entails three policy ideas:

1) Universal body cams: The public is protected against abuses of power and the police are protected against false claims that could hurt their career. Negron wants universal body cams in every department.

2) Police chiefs should be elected not appointed: Negron claims that unlike a sheriff, a chief is appointed by a mayor and thus when their officers do wrong, the chief doesn’t suffer an immediate consequence from the public. If elected, the chief would have to answer to the public and if they aren’t doing a good job serving the public, they stand to lose their job.

Negron further added that many of the chiefs in cities with the highest crime rates are appointed by democrat mayors and tend to run the department with the mayor’s agenda. An elected chief would have to answer directly to the voting public instead of just the mayor that hired them.

3) Nationwide registry of police disciplinary records: Negron stated a data base should be established so that a law enforcement officer fired or forced to leave one city can’t simply move to another city and be back on the streets. Citizens and police departments would be made aware of a police officer’s disciplinary record regardless of new location.

Negron expressed how school choice can reduce the criminality issue that currently exists within most inner cities where minorities tend to reside the most.

“Parents should have the option of what school they wish their children to attend,” argued Negron. According to Negron school choice will not only increase parental satisfaction but it will ultimately benefit the child. Research has shown that school choice has been proven to lead to higher graduation rates which in return helps a child advance in life.

Politifix News questioned Negron on how politicians can strengthen the relationship with law enforcement and minority communities.

“Having police officers chosen who are specifically equipped to work with communities they are familiar with can help with building and strengthening relationships. Having police officers that are familiar with the community and having that same community familiar with the police officers patrolling their area is key. A police officer no longer becomes just a man or woman in a blue uniform but rather a trusted and known individual within the community,” expressed Negron. 

Negron agrees with the sentiment that black lives matter, those lives including unborn black children, black lives taken by other black lives, and black lives in blue uniforms. However, a movement that is selective on which black lives they choose to be outraged over is a movement he can’t and won’t support.

 

For more information on Luke Negron visit his webpage:

www.negron2020.com

 

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Leatherwood: I’m a Survivor of Political Discrimination 

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By Emma Jimenez

 

Republicans and Democrats clashing over political differences is nothing new, but support for Donald Trump’s presidency often evokes the very worst from his non-supporters.

David Leatherwood who goes by the name “@realbrokebackpatriot” on social media, is an outspoken gay Trump supporter living in St. Petersburg, FL. Leatherwood, who provided four and a half years of service to Craft Kafe, a small coffee shop located in St. Petersburg, FL. He was forced into unemployment following a series of demands from self-proclaimed progressive liberals, who threatened to boycott his place of employment unless he was immediately terminated due to a compilation of pro-Trump and right leaning tweets posted on his social media accounts.

Yes, you can be fired from your place of employment for your political beliefs or activities. When it comes to private employers and your first amendment rights, they don’t apply. Very few states such as California protect employees from discrimination based on their political affiliations and activities.

Federal law prohibits discrimination against public or private employees on the basis of sex, religion, color, and national origin. Federal laws don’t prohibit political discrimination.

It is not entirely illegal in the US for employers to terminate employees based on their political beliefs. The Bill of Rights only prevents the government from infringing upon citizens’ speech, it doesn’t shield workers within the private sector from being fired over speech in or outside of the workplace.

The Aftermath

So, where is Leatherwood now? The unfortunate incident didn’t stop Leatherwood from supporting President Donald Trump or from toning down his political opinions on social media. The unfortunate experience motivated Leatherwood to go into politics and activism full time.

“I will not stop; I will only fight harder. The stakes are high, the future of our country is on the line. It’s more important now than ever before to stand your ground.”

Leatherwood’s support for President Donald Trump was further validated when President Trump’s official campaign reached out to him in a letter and thanked him for being a supporter of President Trump and for standing up for his political beliefs. Leatherwood read the letter in an emotional live video via Instagram.

Since the incident with Craft Kafe Leatherwood, has managed to garner thousands of followers from all walks of life thanking him for sticking to his beliefs and for being a devoted patriot.

Leatherwood has also decided to focus much of his time on supporting congressional candidate Anna Paulina Luna. Luna is running for Congress in Florida’s 13th Congressional district against Democratic incumbent Charlie Crist.

“Since Anna is running in the district I live in; I am able to be much more hands on with her campaign on a grassroots level- everything from knocking doors to organizing major fundraising events within the community. On a national level, I am able to use my social media platform to support and endorse other pro-America candidates across the country.”

As a gay social media influencer, Leatherwood has made it his mission to use his social media platform to educate his following on how Gay Republicans do exist and aren’t demanding any “special treatment,” and educating his base on how detrimental the leftists agenda is to the LGBT community. Leatherwood spends his time educating his base on why he considers president Trump to be the most pro-gay president in U.S. history. Currently, Leatherwood is on the Advisory board with the Official Trump Pride Coalition- the latest coalition to join the Trump campaign that specifically reaches out to LGBT Americans and their allies. The coalition is dedicated to re-electing Donald Trump. Leatherwood, is also affiliated with Outspoken– a campaign that promotes LGBT Conservative and Republican voices.

 

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