Posts tagged "voters"

Chicago! Su voto es su voz: Your vote is your voice

Chicago! Su voto es su voz: Your vote is your voice
Will Latino voters make the difference? Will black voters make the difference? Will progressives, teachers and other union members make the difference? The fact is Chicagoans from all walks of life will determine who will win the mayoral election – Rahm Emanuel or Jesus “Chuy” García. That may be a lesson of the election –... Read more »

Julian Castro, a Latino Obama?

Julian Castro, a Latino Obama?
San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro gave the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina Tuesday night. In doing so, he made history becoming the first Latino to address the convention in the keynote role. His speech evoked a young Barack Obama when he was the convention keynoter in 2004. He made... Read more »

U.S. Supreme Court should strike down Arizona immigration law

U.S. Supreme Court should strike down Arizona immigration law
The U.S. Supreme Court is to expected to review Arizona’s controversial immigration law known as SB 1070 on Wednesday. It’s hard to imagine the court would uphold the measures of the law that have already been blocked by lower courts. The most controversial part of the law would allow local police to check the immigration status... Read more »
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Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks out against Alabama's immigration law

Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks out against Alabama's immigration law
As voters go to the polls today in Alabama, a new civil rights movement is brewing the southern state that passed one of the strictest immigration laws in the nation last year. The Rev. Jesse Jackson has openly criticized the immigration law as “disgraceful and unnecessary,” according to CBS8 News in Montgomery. Rev. Jackson was... 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 »

Tequila Party!?! ... I'll drink to that

Tequila Party!?! ... I'll drink to that
When I first heard about a “Tequila Party” I thought it sounded like fun. I’d go if it’s a Happy Hour, I thought. I’m always up for tasting the 100 percent agave drink from Jalisco, Mexico. But the “Tequila Party,” is not a fiesta. It’s an alternative political party founded by a former Republican in... Read more »
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Immigrant and Latino voters could influence the election

Mireya Luna came to the United States when she was 10 years old. She became a legal permanent resident after her father received amnesty in the 1980s. That took almost 10 years. Then she waited five years to become a U.S. citizen so she could vote. She voted for the first time in 2008 in... Read more »

Meg Whitman wants to be California governor but the former eBay exec is taking heat for employing an undocumented housekeeper

It sounds like the plot of a telenovela. Powerful conservative businesswoman running for political office. Poor immigrant maid has a secret. She’s undocumented. And she used to work for the businesswoman. There’s a crusading lawyer too. Well this isn’t the latest plot line from a Telemundo soap opera. It’s the real-life political drama playing out... Read more »

If Randy Parraz wins Arizona Democratic primary for U.S. Senate, he could face John McCain

There is one race to watch in Arizona’s Tuesday primary. Randy Parraz is the only Latino Democrat in the entire country running for the U.S. Senate. If he defeats his Democratic opponent in today’s primary, he could wind up facing longtime Republican senator and former presidential candidate John McCain in the general election. “I could... Read more »
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Mujica, Garcia among independent Latino candidates running in Illinois primary

By my count there are more than 30 Latino candidates on the primary ballot this Tuesday. It’s great to see so many Latino politicians participating in the political process and many of them have an independent voice. Who knows maybe one day we’ll see a Latino mayor of Chicago or a Latino president. But for... Read more »