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Monday, September 22, 2014

Hispanic Heritage Month

Welcome to Hispanic Heritage Month. I remind myself, and all of you, of the privilege of being Latina in this country. Even with all of the issues our community faces, there is no other country that offers us the opportunities to empower ourselves, and our families, financially as in the United States. The way we show our appreciation everyday, as well as make sure our voice is heard, is by voting - participating in a democratic system, no matter how we have felt about political systems before. Voting is the greatest power and privilege we have as Latinas in this country and we have to remember to use it. That is why the Adelante Movement has teamed up with more than 40 national organizations like Voto Latino, Mi Familia Vota, the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and Latino Victory Project, media companies, and concerned Americans like you and me to mobilize our community to register to vote today and head to the polls in November. Will you join me? Here’s how you can help: 1. Register to vote today. 2. Activate your networks! Visit, and check out our Digital Toolkit to find graphics, video, and sample social media posts to share with your colleagues,family, and friends. 3. Post and re-post! Join us by posting to social media with the hashtag #powerofourvote. Suggested Tweet: Join our coalition of partners in kicking off #HispanicHeritageMonth by registering to vote today! #PowerofOurVote Suggested FB post: Join us and a coalition of national organizations in honoring those who made #HispanicHeritageMonth possible by registering to vote today. Showing the #PowerofOurVote is the best way to ensure we create a future worthy of those we love. There’s a lot at stake in the November 4th election. All 435 House seats, 33 seats in the Senate, 36 governors, and 46 state legislatures will be on ballots across the U.S. By adding your voice to the cause, you’ll be doing your part to make sure Latinos across the country exercise their right to vote this Election Day. Join the Hispanic Heritage Month of Action now. Together, we show we have pride in our culture AND believe in the power of our vote.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

In your pain is your answer

Fall is here, Back to School. I have always thought September is a time to re- boot. I always say,"In your pain is your answer". September is a good month to ask yourself: What are you struggling with? Where is your pain? I am struggling with my weight. As much as I don't want to care because I am Latina and we don't care about a few extra pounds, I do care. That outside world still gets into my brain, and no matter what I accomplish every day, this is one demon I am humbled by and it reminds me that just because I master some things I am still “in process” on others. That’s why we have to help each other and teach each other what we have mastered. We are each an expert at something. Ladies, let's help each other. If any of you have successfully battled weight gain, please send your solution, and in turn let me know what you are struggling with at In the meantime, let's focus on successes around us. We finally have a Latina on “The View”. Yay!!! They chose Rosie Perez the Puerto Rican actress, who has gone through so much and at 50 is re-booting her career. Ladies let's support her. I want to see all of you with your products and ideas on TV. The more of us that are out there the more opportunities that will come. I am hoping Rosie will help more of us get on that show and promote our projects. There is also a great comedy TV show coming on the air called "Jane The Virgin" with a Latina who I think will be our next big star, Gina Rodriguez. This show was created by Perla Feria, one of our great novela writers. Let's support these two great Latinas with this crossover success. The show is on the CW. It’s the beginning of Hispanic Heritage month and we have so much content on our website for you to get ready to make money, save money and take our lives to a higher place. Hispanic Heritage Month is about celebrating your culture with family and creating moments that matter.