Posts in category "election"

Latino voices highlighted at Obama's inauguration

Latino voices highlighted at Obama's inauguration
Latinos played a visible role at President Obama’s inauguration Monday and the president also recognized immigrants and DREAM Act youth in his speech. “Our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see America as a land of opportunity; until bright young students and engineers... Read more »

Obama won in the "real America"

Obama won in the "real America"
Remember when Sarah Palin talked about the “real America?” She had some sort of idealized version of small-town rural America that was something out of a Leave it to Beaver episode. Sometimes listening to Mitt Romney it sounded like he lived in this 1950s world. Clearly the majority of America could not identify with his... Read more »

Vote for someone who can't vote

Vote for someone who can't vote
Recently I spoke to a Latino man who runs a well-known nonprofit organization in Chicago. He told me that he didn’t plan to vote. Let me tell you why. He couldn’t stomach the idea of voting for a Republican Mitt Romney who advocated for “self-deportation” as an immigration policy. And there are many Latinos who... Read more »
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Why Latinos support Obama's health care plan

Why Latinos support Obama's health care plan
Nearly one in three Latinos in the United States does not have health insurance. Latinos must certainly consider this fact as they examine the health care policies of the two presidential candidates. There has been considerable criticism about President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. But it will ensure that millions more people have access to health... Read more »

Latino voters will be key in this election

Latino voters will be key in this election
On Wednesday, President Obama and Mitt Romney will have their first debate. Time is running out if you need to register to vote. It is especially important for Latino and African-American voters who have seen a decline in voter registration nationally. According to the Washington Post, voter registration was down among these two groups by... Read more »

Time magazine "Yo Decido" issue gets it right and wrong

Time magazine "Yo Decido" issue gets it right and wrong
The latest issue of Time magazine has the first Spanish-language headline in the publication’s history – “Yo decido” or “I decide.” It is followed by, “Why Latinos will pick the next president.” The focus of the cover story is on the potential impact of the Latino vote in the upcoming presidential election. Republicans are alienating... Read more »
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