Posts tagged "election"

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 »

Scary stats for women

It’s Halloween. But here are some scary facts. Nationally all women make 72 cents on the dollar and African-American women make 62 cents on the dollar compared to men. Latina women do far worse making 54 cents on the dollar compared to men. In this presidential race there has been much discussion of what to... Read more »
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Which candidate will reduce poverty?

Which candidate will reduce poverty?
More Latino children are living in poverty than any other ethnic or racial group. According to a Pew Hispanic Center analysis of U.S. Census data, 37.3 percent of poor children were Latino, 30.5 percent were white and 26.6 percent were African American. Nationwide there are more than 46 million people living in poverty. How will... Read more »

Latinas need access to contraception

Latinas need access to contraception
Latina teenagers have the highest birth rate of all racial and ethnic groups in the United States. It is estimated that 52 percent of Latinas in the United States will become pregnant at  least once by the age of 20. So access to contraception and birth control are issues that matter to Latina women. Nobody... Read more »

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 »
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Obama and Romney differ on bilingual education

Obama and Romney differ on bilingual education
During the presidential debates President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said very little about their education policies except that they love teachers. Come on. We need more substance than that. Education is a key issue for Latinos in the United States. One in four elementary school students is now Hispanic. Almost 40... Read more »

Obama and Romney fear losing Latino voters

Obama and Romney fear losing Latino voters
Now that the debates are over it’s time to decide who to vote for. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney pulled ahead with his debate performances and the presidential race is neck and neck. Both candidates know that in several states Latino voters can make all the difference. President Obama told the Des Moines Register that... 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 »
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Mexico elects new president

Mexico elects new president
Enrique Peña Nieto will be the next president of Mexico. Mexico held elections Sunday and brought back the PRI or Institutional Revolutionary Party. The notoriously corrupt PRI ruled Mexico for more than 71 years until they lost in 2000 when Vicente Fox of the PAN or the National Action Party took office. But after 12... Read more »