Posts tagged "Mitt Romney"

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »

Rubio, Romney talk "American Dream" at Republican convention

Rubio, Romney talk "American Dream" at Republican convention
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio made a compelling and dramatic speech about the American Dream at the Republican National Convention Thursday night. He even referenced Mitt Romney’s father, who was born in Mexico. But how can Republicans talk about the American Dream when our country’s immigration policies don’t give most Mexicans and many other immigrants a... Read more »

Mitt Romney "birther" comment no joke

Mitt Romney "birther" comment no joke
Mitt Romney made a comment that is really indefensible. “No one’s ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know that this is the place that we were born and raised,” Romney said Friday while he was campaigning in Michigan. Alluding to the fear mongers who believe President Barack Obama was not born in the... Read more »
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Defacto DREAM Act, a political ploy?

Defacto DREAM Act, a political ploy?
The Obama Administration announced today that it plans to halt the deportation of undocumented youth who were brought here before the age of 16. It also will grant them work permits. This is essentially the DREAM Act, which Congress has not been able to pass for the last 10 years. It comes just in time... Read more »