Public Policy

Network Spotlight: Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence

As part of our series highlighting our network members, meet an organization making a difference in the lives of survivors. In this conversation we speak with Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence’s Executive Director, Dr. Maria Corona. What brought you to the work of supporting survivors and eradicating violence?   Like many of […]

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Apply for our Latina Leadership Fellowship

Applications are now open for Esperanza United’s Latina Leadership Fellowship, which provides training, professional development, and networking opportunities for Latin@ women pursuing careers in research and/or policy advocacy. The purpose of this fellowship is to promote Latin@ leadership and scholarship at the undergraduate and graduate level. A total of 10 policy […]

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Meet the team: Montserrat Castro-Gomez

Meet Montserrat Castro-Gomez, Public Policy Fellow Where are you from?  I was born and raised in Querétaro, México.  Where do you feel most at home? Driving through the Mexican Federal Highway 57 (Carretera San Luis Potosí – Querétaro), the Atlantic coast of México, and having a meal with either of my […]

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Policy alert: The Build Back Better Act passed in the House!

The Build Back Better Act passed 220 -213 in the House today and we’re thanking Speaker Nancy Pelosi and all Members of the House who advocated and voted to pass this bill. This close vote represents a major step forward for protecting Latin@ immigrant survivors and improving the lives of all […]

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Cusp is a reminder of how far we have left to go

By Yasmin Campos-Mendez, Public Policy Manager I attended the SHOWTIME special preview screening of Cusp at the SVA Theater in New York City, on October 27, 2021, hosted by Social Impact Initiatives (Film + TV) director, Locsi Ferrá. The screening was in commemoration of International Day of the Girl, and was […]

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Meet the team: Yasmin Campos-Mendez

Meet Yasmin Campos-Mendez, Public Policy Manager   Where are you from?   I am originally from a small town in the central valley of California, called Ivanhoe. Ivanhoe is a very small and rural town, where most of the population is Latin@ and Spanish speaking. Ivanhoe is in Tulare County, California, […]

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Policy alert: FVPSA passed in the House!

The Family Violence Prevention and Services Improvement Act (FVPSA, H.R. 2119), passed in the House on Tuesday October 26th and we’re thanking everyone who voted yes on the passage of this legislation. Now we ask the Senate to pass the companion bill (S. 1275) to better serve Latin@ survivors. The Family […]

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Research and policy roundtable report

As part of our work to mobilize Latin@s to end gender-based violence, Esperanza United (formerly Casa de Esperanza) convenes interdisciplinary and diverse groups of researchers, community advocates, attorneys, survivors, psychologists, and policy experts to identify and help address the most pressing issues facing our communities. In 2019, we brought together our […]

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