Life and Times of Alex Esguerra — Pride

National Immigrant and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Month Declaration from the White House as Pride Month Comes

Posted by (Alex Esguerra) on

 While the President calls for the Congress to pass the Equality Act, which will ensure civil rights protections for LGBTQ+ people and families across our country. he recognizes  there is more work to be done to extend the full promise of America to all our people.  Nearly 11 million people in this country are undocumented — and it is time that the Congress acts by passing the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021. 

It's been a challenge in the last few months with a lot of foregoing issues domestic and overseas from voting rights, gun violence, cyber hacks, middle east crisis, the economy, infrastructure, to the 2022 primary elections, Trump, and so forth. And yes no President in history must have had such all of this together with the greatest pandemic in our lifetime Covid-19. 

Yet. we know the President won and has the high popularity to the 60's because of the his biggest campaign focused which gave him the presidency, fighting Covid-19. It is a fact the organization and structure in place to this point has to be in Joe Biden's credit. So as discussed with all this underlying major issues on hand looking at the big picture whether it's 2024's Veto power with only one congress majority, let us focus on what may be good for the American people and democracy in the next 2-3 decades.

With that in mind, we can look into population, what more demographic cultures will be in the different counties in our neighborhoods and more importantly who will be the working class from the low income wage earners to the agricultural to the factory and retail, hospitality workers that will be building the American economy in the next 20-30 years. 

Immigrants and Equality are the biggest contributors to the factors of what I have just mentioned. In addition to this it's also a fact that there just some districts and counties that population wise there would be more black and brown communities contributing to the workforce, economy and yes voters. And in case people has not seen some data on essential workers of these recent covid-19 pandemic, health-care workers alone, contributed a big chunk of immigrants working day and night as heroes in the last 1 1/2 years and yes blended with the so called un-documented.

Covid-19 was a success in a way that in just almost 2 years Americans are now about 63% vaccinated. They found the cure yet this month as we celebrate PRIDE, when in 1989 when we discovered the first tragedy of AIDS, we haven't still gotten a vaccine and it is 2021. Yes, HIV-AID's has now improve and people's live and survival is different but the stigma remains. We are happy of the new drugs and prep that have been developed to combat the disease but there are still a lot of issues in the LGBTQ and transgender community that needs help and advocacy.

So as we celebrate Pride this month of June, we thank the President of the things he has done so far yet we remind ourselves the things we need to continue to fight for the Immigrant and LGBTQ community. Happy Pride to All.

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