Latinos for Tennessee Announces New Chairwoman Sandra Lee

Today, Latinos for Tennessee, an organization committed to promoting and defending faith, family, freedom and fiscally responsibility among the state’s growing Latino community, announced Sandra Lee as their new Chairwoman. In this role, Lee will be responsible for leading the state-wide group, which includes chapters in Nashville, Memphis, and Chattanooga. Sandra Lee is a well-known …

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Lopez in DC

  Recently, our very own Raul Lopez, executive director for Latinos for Tennessee, traveled to Washington, DC and attended the White House celebration of Cinco de Mayo. Raul joined top White House staffers, including Communications Director Sarah Huckabee Sanders, for the intimate gathering at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. Raul also connected with Alexander Acosta, …

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Latinos for Tennessee celebrates National Charter Schools Week

Dear Friends, Please enjoy this piece from Knox News highlighting the ways charter schools are opening doors for Latino communities, and all students, in Tennessee. To learn more about educational opportunity in our state, visit our partner organization American Federation for Children.

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MLK50: Where do we go from here? School choice, religious liberty, and criminal justice reform.

Today is a solemn day in our state and our country’s history as we pause to remember the senseless killing of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Five decades removed from this tragedy; we are still trying to make sense of it all. It brings to mind what Dr. King wrote in 1967: “Where do we …

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More trouble in Venezuela

Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans have fled and continue to flee the chaos of the economically devastated nation, where food and medicine shortages threaten the people’s livelihood, and where corruption and repression threaten their safety. Monday, the Trump administration announced expanded sanctions against Venezuela and the regime of President Nicolás Maduro, banning a digital currency …

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Welcome to School Choice Week!

Did you know that during January 21-27, School Choice Week is being celebrated across the country with more than 32,000 events and activities? In Tennessee, schools and groups will hold 640 events during School Choice Week to spotlight effective K-12 education options. School choice is about all the ways parents and families can find the …

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Vallejos: Don’t persecute chaplain for practicing his faith.

Can a person of faith serve in the military? As a retired military veteran, a Hispanic, and a man of deep faith, I was shaken to my core after reading a recent story about Chaplain (Capt.) Sonny Hernandez coming under fire for sharing commonly held biblical principles with his fellow Air Force service members (“Air …

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Latinos value religious liberty.

Latino Evangelical leader Reverend Sam Rodriguez has predicted that religious freedom will be the Civil Rights issue of the next few decades, and he notes that Latinos have a particular “sensitivity to religious liberty, because many of the people in our immigrant churches come from totalitarian nations, where regimes muzzled the voice of conscience.” Freedom …

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Tommy Vallejos is “as American as you can get.”

From drugs and gangs to church and politics, Tommy Vallejos has led a colorful life; and he doesn’t hesitate to share his story. Tommy joined the Army to escape involvement in violent gangs, and the Army eventually brought him and his wife Caroline to Clarksville. After retiring with 21 years of military service, he now …

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Latinos Need Educational Options in Tennessee

Latino families are not satisfied with the educational status quo, and Latinos for Tennessee believes that all Tennessee families should be empowered to find the best education possible for their children. Education policy should feature competition , innovation, and accountability at the state level. All options should have a place in our education system: public, …

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