Latino organizers look to go Irish on Iowa politics

by | Mar 23, 2018 | News |

A conversation I’ve had with a number of Latino politicos and community activists in Iowa through the years starts like this on my end:

“The Latino community needs to learn from the Irish immigrants of a century and a half ago. When met with the infamous ‘Irish Need Not Apply’ signs, this immigrant group seized political power so they were the ones doling out jobs. They used their growing numbers, strong community ties and turned anger and pain associated with discrimination into action. So go Irish on Iowa, my Hispanic friends.”…