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  • 11/13/2019 4:47 PM | TLC Team (Administrator)

    To celebrate Veterans Day at Walmart, we have further cemented our commitment to service members and their families with announcements on our military spouse initiative and veteran hiring commitment, including:

    Walmart Hires More Than 14,000 Military Spouses: Walmart remains the largest U.S. company offering hiring preference to military spouses. The company introduced the Military Spouse Career Connection program in 2018 as a complement to its Veterans Welcome Home Commitment to hire 250,000 military veterans by the end of 2020.

    Walmart on Track to Surpass Veteran Hiring Goal: On Memorial Day 2013, Walmart introduced the Veterans Welcome Home Commitment with an initial goal of hiring 100,000 veterans. Two years later, we expanded the original projection with the goal of hiring 250,000 veterans by the end of 2020. Walmart has since hired more than 243,000 veterans as part of our commitment, and of those hired, more than 39,000 have been promoted to jobs with greater responsibility and higher pay.

    Walmart Foundation Awards Operation Homefront with $225,000 Grant: During our Veterans Day celebration at corporate headquarters, the Walmart Foundation announced a $225,000 grant to Operation Homefront that will enable the organization to continue their strategic expansion and growth including the development of a new website, outreach tools and a key performance indicator dashboard as they strive to serve even more military families.

    For more information on Walmart and the Walmart Foundation’s philanthropic efforts around veteran programs visit Walmart.org, and to read more about our announcements visit here.

  • 11/13/2019 12:04 PM | TLC Team (Administrator)

    For Immediate Release November 12, 2019

    Washington, D.C. – Chairman of The Latino Coalition and former SBA Administrator Hector Barreto today commended and encouraged Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on the agency’s court battle over ownership rules.

    “The ability for the FCC to modernize ownership rules is essential in today’s rapidly evolving media environment,” Barreto said.

    “The agency was right to petition the Third Circuit for a re-hearing of their case. Overturning the updated rules was unjustified, and should be reconsidered.

    “Without this essential media ownership rules update, we are left with regulations dating back to the 1970s. Innovation, fair competition and highly functioning free markets require current, relevant government rules.”

  • 11/07/2019 11:12 AM | TLC Team (Administrator)

    WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Latino Coalition (TLC) released the below statement regarding the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's proposal to address patient healthcare costs:

    "While we agree with Speaker Pelosi on the need to address rising patient healthcare costs, her approach may inadvertently harm the very foundation of Medicare. This program has successfully served seniors for years by giving access to the most innovative medications on the market. Unfortunately, Speaker Pelosi's plan may upend these strengths by introducing a myriad of new potential roadblocks to treatment. From a convoluted plan tying US healthcare costs to those in other countries and new bureaucrats empowered to make treatment decisions on behalf of patients, this plan mistakes action for progress. Congress should look to empower patients and their doctors with choice, not arbitrary barriers to the care they rely on," said TLC Chairman and former U.S. Small Business Administrator, Hector Barreto.

    ABOUT THE LATINO COALITION- The Latino Coalition (TLC) was founded in 1995 by a group of Hispanic business owners from across the country to research and develop policies and solutions relevant to Latinos. TLC is a non-profit nationwide organization with offices in California, Washington, DC and Guadalajara, Mexico. Established to address and engage on key issues that directly affect the well-being of Hispanics in the United States, TLC's agenda is to create and promote initiatives and partnerships that will foster economic equivalency and enhance and empower overall business, economic and social development for Latinos.  Visit www.thelatinocoalition.com.

    SOURCE: The Latino Coalition

  • 10/08/2019 11:50 AM | TLC Team (Administrator)


    Hysteria over recession can't scare small businesses

    National Federation of Independent Business President Juanita Duggan addressed how the media fluctuates the recession discussion in relation to small businesses.

    Hand-wringing about the possibility of an economic recession is very popular in today’s left-wing media environment. This speculation is inherently flawed if it only considers the Wall-Street-half of the economy.

    To provide more accurate insight and meaningful predictions, pundits would do well to also (and always) consider and speak about the strength and importance of the other half of our economy: Main Street.

    It is easy to feel pessimistic when Wall Street metrics soar or tumble based on the news of any given day. But while the stock market spikes and dips, small business – which is responsible for half of GDP and creates most of America’s net new jobs – is steady and doing great. Small-business owners are feeling great about the future, too.

    Perhaps the hand-wringing pundits don’t know what they don’t know. Learning more about the small-business sector and its tremendous economic importance would make financial reporting more accurate and more complete.

    There is truly nothing “small” about small business. Made up of millions of independent, locally owned firms, the small-business story is one of American economic stability and lasting strength.

    Main Street is in fact what has always made America’s economic foundation stronger than the rest of the world. Financial analyst types might want to think of America’s multitude of smaller businesses as a diverse portfolio – there is more safety and long-term predictability to be found in a massive group of small firms than there is in a smaller group of really large ones.

    To illustrate the current outstanding health of the small-business sector, a few facts:

    A Small Business Index conducted quarterly by MetLife and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce revealed, last month, that small-business owners are highly confident about their local economies and their financial future. In fact, the overall score of the third-quarter Index was the highest since the inception of the study. Nearly 30 percent of the business owners surveyed said they plan to increase their business’ staffing in the next year.

    It is easy to feel pessimistic when Wall Street metrics soar or tumble based on the news of any given day. But while the stock market spikes and dips, small business – which is responsible for half of GDP and creates most of America’s net new jobs – is steady and doing great.

    Another prominent indicator of small-business economic health, conducted monthly by the National Federation of Independent Business, has been at historically high levels since 2017. The NFIB index considers small-business sentiment (optimism) as well as factors like capital outlays, sales, pricing and plans to hire. In August, NFIB reported that 28 percent of business owners were planning capital outlays in the coming months. A similar number reported their No. 1 problem was finding qualified workers – in other words, their greatest challenge had to do with keeping up with their own growth and success.

    When considering the historic growth and optimism happening on Main Street, it seems irresponsible for pundits and journalists to continue painting a pessimistic economic picture. Are they unaware of the economic importance of small business, or do they actually want the economy to falter, for political purposes? A recession would damage President Trump’s chances of re-election.

    Perhaps the hand-wringing pundits don’t know what they don’t know. Learning more about the small-business sector and its tremendous economic importance would make financial reporting more accurate and more complete. More talk about small business – including the sector’s current growth, historic optimism and overall strength – might even change some minds about the threat of recession.

    Hector Barreto is the chairman of The Latino Coalition and the former U.S. Small Business Administrator.

    Source: Fox Business

  • 10/03/2019 4:06 PM | TLC Team (Administrator)


    More than 4.4 million Latino-owned businesses in the U.S. contribute over $700 billion to the U.S. economy

    NEWS PROVIDED BY
    The Latino Coalition
    Oct 01, 2019, 16:35 ET

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- On September 24, The Latino Coalition (TLC), the nation's leading non-partisan advocacy organization representing Hispanic businesses and consumers, hosted U.S. Treasurer Jovita Carranza and Florida Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez during the Latina's Prosperity Summit at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C.

    "Last week, the Latina's Prosperity Summit convened hundreds of entrepreneurs who are unleashing the dynamic potential of small business daily. We heard fresh, inspiring and practical approaches to doing business, but what resonated most was the extraordinary impact entrepreneurship is having on our nation's robust economy," said Hector Barreto, TLC's Chairman and former U.S. Small Business Administrator.

    With an emphasis on Latinas in business, the one-day event celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month by recognizing the entrepreneurial power and success of the Latino community. Bringing together government officials, knowledgeable speakers and entrepreneurs from around the globe, the summit afforded guests with high-impact panels and networking opportunities to expand and grow their business.

    During the summit, Treasurer Carranza applauded the achievements of Hispanic entrepreneurs saying, "Small business is a vital component to our nation's economy," said U.S. Treasurer Jovita Carranza. "Businesses owned and operated by Latinos have significantly grown in the last decade, totaling 4.4 million Hispanic-owned firms contributing more than $700 billion to our economy. I'm optimistic that Latinos will continue shaping the prosperity of this country."

    She went on to emphasize Latina entrepreneurship surging at historic levels with the most recent census showing 44% of Hispanic-owned firms having Latinas at the helm.

    Also praising Hispanic entrepreneurship was Florida's first Latina Lieutenant Governor, Jeanette Nuñez.

    "Nothing reverberates the American Dream louder than entrepreneurship and owning a business," Nuñez said. "Fueling growth and creating opportunities at a dramatic rate, Latina entrepreneurs are spearheading the economic resurgence of America, as the demographic three times more likely to start a business."

    Distinguished panelists and speakers for the day also included: Ambassador of Mexico to the United States, Martha Barcena Coqui; Jennifer S. Korn, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of the Office of Public Liaison White House; Wells Fargo Senior Vice President and Head of Supplier Diversity, Regina O. Heyward; Tommy L. Marks, Executive Director, Department Commerce's Minority Business Development Agency, Federal Procurement Center; Chanelle Hardy, Strategic Outreach and External Partnership, Google; the Executive Director/Vice President of The Aspen Institute Latinos and Society Program, Abigail Golden-Vazquez, and Grammy-nominee Stefani Montiel, to name a few.

    During the Latina's Prosperity Summit, TLC signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Prospanica, an association advocating for Hispanic business professionals for three decades. Prospanica joins The Latino Coalition's network of 100+ partners working to enhance the overall business, economic and social objectives of the Hispanic community.

    The TLC Leadership Award was given to Silvia Aldana, Manager of Federal Affairs for PG&E for her unwavering commitment to the Hispanic community throughout her executive career.

    The "Triunfadora Award" was bestowed to Luz Veronica Morales Alfaro, VP of the National Bar of Notaries of Mexico, and to Elvira Valenzuela, Vice President Corporate Development & Legislative Affairs, East West Bank, for their leadership and life's work with Latinos.

    Barreto concluded: "You cannot deny the tremendous influence of the Hispanic community on this nation, especially in the economic sector. We are starting businesses, creating jobs and growing our economy like never before. I am extremely proud that Latino's continue to make history and contribute to the success of America."

    The Latino Coalition would like to thank the following Title Sponsors: Walmart, Wells Fargo, Southern California Edison, PG&E, Google and SoCal Gas. TLC also acknowledges and is grateful for its partners: Hispanic Business Roundtable Institute, Educación por la Experiencia, PhRMA, The Latino Coalition Foundation, Edison Electric Institute, California Resource Corporation, AltaMed Health Services Corporation, The Coca-Cola Company, Univision, Comcast, T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T, Intuit, Guardian, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, The Libre Institute, Project Education, Laneige, Nominak, Herbalife, NCTA, EccoSelect, Cuellar Entreprises, MasterCard, Altria Client Services, East West Bank and RSS.

    ABOUT THE LATINO COALITION- The Latino Coalition (TLC) was founded in 1995 by a group of Hispanic business owners from across the country to research and develop policies solutions relevant to Latinos. TLC is a non-profit nationwide organization with offices in California, Washington, DC and Guadalajara, Mexico. Established to address and engage on key issues that directly affect the well-being of Hispanics in the United States, TLC's agenda is to create and promote initiatives and partnerships that will foster economic equivalency and enhance and empower overall business, economic and social development for Latinos. Visit www.thelatinocoalition.com or follow us at #LatinaSummit.

    SOURCE: PRNews Wire

  • 09/30/2019 4:02 PM | TLC Team (Administrator)
  • 09/27/2019 4:08 PM | TLC Team (Administrator)

    Modernizing existing PURPA regulations fosters increased competition in today’s evolving wholesale power markets and reduces unnecessary costs to consumers.

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Latino Coalition (TLC), the nation's leading non-partisan advocacy organization representing Hispanic businesses and consumers, applauds the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for voting to issue a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) to modernize implementation of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA).

    “The NOPR represents a wise effort by the FERC to streamline implementation of an antiquated regime, enacted over 40 years ago when the United States was experiencing a national energy crisis,” said TLC Chairman Hector V. Barreto. “These changes will better address consumer concerns and market changes in the energy landscape, especially for the Latino community. TLC applauds these efforts by FERC to permit states more flexibility to rely on competitive prices in setting QF rates and to make certain other changes to address implementation issues that have arisen over the years. TLC agrees with the notion that electric companies should not be burdened by unnecessary regulatory hurdles that drive up costs for consumers.”

    About The Latino Coalition
    The Latino Coalition (TLC) was founded in 1995 by a group of Hispanic business owners from across the country to research and develop policies solutions relevant to Latinos. TLC is a non-profit nationwide organization with offices in California, Washington, D.C. and Guadalajara, Mexico. Established to address and engage on key issues that directly affect the well-being of Hispanics in the United States, TLC's agenda is to create and promote initiatives and partnerships that will foster economic equivalency, and enhance and empower overall business, economic and social development for Latinos. For more information, visit www.thelatinocoalition.com.

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