Photo by Miriam Alarcón Avila
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By Miriam Alarcón Avila

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On February 14 of 2022, In a rally for “A day without Immigrants”

Families of excluded workers and members of Escucha Mi Voz in West Liberty, Iowa, gathered in front of the City’s office. And Asked for economic relief from the ARPA funds (The American Rescue Plan Act) to help them alíviate some of the expenses and behind payments of rent, medical, funeral, and other outstanding bills, due to the extreme effects of COVID-19 on the Latinx community, as well happens across the country.

The West Liberty’s City council later promised a check of $700 for all the families excluded from any other pandemic relief, however later changed their opinion and on November 2, they approved $400 to help with energy bills for some of the families in the City. Despite the fact that West Liberty is 51.8 % Hispanic and has the first Latino Council majority, they still struggle to provide equality to all of their community.

Vote for candidates that work to create equality through their entire community. Elections are this November 8. 

Exhibit “Iowa Artists 2022: Miriam Alarcón Avila” at Des Moines Art Center October 28 until January 15.

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