- Health Care
- The Economy
Having no health insurance, this is one of the worries that keeps me up at night. By luck my children have their dads military insurance, but I have been without health insurance for over 10 years. When I had Sam I developed a congestive heart problem, and because I have no insurance, it is not being treated. This is very serious, and literally, it's a matter of life and death. I have worked since the age of 15 and paid taxes in this country all this time, and now when I am sick and need to take care of myself, I can't. I have no full time income to pay to insure myself, and I don't have a job that can provide me that. How is this fair?
The bad economy has not only left me unemployed, it has made it practically impossible for myself or my girls to find a job where we live. Only my boyfriend works because he has his own business, but even he is at the point where he might need to give it up and find a stable job in Mexico.
Immigration reform is a big issue that for me involves not just some of my family members, but my community and all of my people. Everyone talks about "illegals", but no one really talks about the other illegals from so many other countries. Instead it's the Latino's who have taken the biggest hits and who are paying for all of the illegal immigrants in this country. Families are being torn apart and students who excel at academics are not being allowed to study and follow their dreams. This is just one of those "Dreamers".
Que podemos hacer? What can we do?
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2006 – 20.6%
2010 – 26.6%
African American – 4.4 million
White – 5.0 million
Latino – 6.1 million
Eligible Whites who voted – 66%
Eligible African Americans who voted – 65%
Eligible Latinos who voted – 50%
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