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Que sólo el 16% de los latinos pueda trabajar desde casa significa que la gran mayoría de trabajadores latinos o bien están siendo obligados a trabajar durante esta crisis, poniendo en riesgo su salud, o bien han perdido sus ingresos o su trabajo. 

–Rep. Joaquin Castro, presidente del Congressional Hispanic Caucus  

 

CONTEXTO

Si bien es cierto que la comunidad latina es fundamental para la vitalidad social, política y económica de Illinois, también lo es que se trata de un grupo especialmente vulnerable a las consecuencias de la... Continue Reading

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If just 16% of Latinos are able to work from home, that means that the vast majority of Latino workers are either being forced to risk their health and keep working through the crisis or have lost their income or their job.

–Rep. Joaquin Castro, Chairman of Congressional Hispanic Caucus 


BACKGROUND

The Latino community is vital to the social, political, and economic vitality of Illinois but is especially vulnerable to the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. Many data points outline this:

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Friends and partners,

I wish you and your loved ones peace, resiliency, and fortitude during this challenging time.

The Forum’s staff, as you probably already know, is currently working from home due to the coronavirus outbreak. After a short adjustment period, we’re now settled into our new home offices and regular teleconference meetings. But here’s what hasn’t changed: We remain as available as ever to you as a resource for accurate, reliable information and analysis on issues affecting the Latino community in Illinois, and this global crisis is certainly no exception.

Right now, you can visit our website for a wide-ranging list of COVID-19 resources that we’re updating every day. These include the latest facts... Continue Reading

For a roundup of helpful information regarding COVID-19 as it affects the Forum’s issue areas, please refer to the following facts and links. To contact a Forum staff member, please refer to our staff directory.

A continuación ponemos a su disposición un listado con datos y enlaces de interés acerca del COVID-19, en la medida en que afecta a las areas de trabajo del Forum. Para contactar con cualquier miembro de nuestro equipo, por favor diríjase a nuestro directorio de personal.

Click here for a roundup of all the Forum's work on COVID-19.

Haga clic aquí para un resumen del trabajo sobre COVID-19 del Forum.

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The Latino Policy Forum is committed to the health and safety of all our partners and neighbors in the Illinois and global communities.

In an effort to help prevent the spreading of COVID-19, the staff of the Latino Policy Forum will be working from home for the near future. The Forum remains as committed as ever to keeping our network informed on issues affecting the Illinois Latino community and remains available as a resource for accurate, reliable information.

To contact a Forum staff member, please refer to our staff directory.

For a roundup of helpful information regarding COVID-19 as it affects the Forum’s issue areas, please refer to our page of coronavirus resources.

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