How does the looming "fiscal cliff," which threatens to raise taxes on just about everyone and reduce essential services, impact Latinas? The stakes for Latinas and their families are enormous, writes Jessica González-Rojas, executive director of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health.
Many Latinas already face a "fiscal cliff," living month to month with no safety net. This includes families across the income spectrum, from poor to middle class families, who are just one mishap away from financial collapse. It is families like these, those at most risk of economic collapse, that will be most impacted by a "fiscal cliff" that raises taxes and eliminates essential services.