Tag: President Obama

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 »

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 »

Gay couples may defer deportation

Gay couples may defer deportation
Undocumented immigrants with same-sex partners could avoid deportation under a new policy change announced by the Obama Administration this week. If they have been in a long-term relationship and have a family, they can seek a deferral of deportation. The announcement was made by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano in a letter she sent to... Read more »

President Obama's DNC speech fails on immigration

President Obama's DNC speech fails on immigration
President Barack Obama gave perhaps the most important speech of his life Thursday night as his re-election is at stake. His supporters praised him for what he has accomplished, including health care reform, ending the war in Iraq, equal pay legislation, bailing out of the auto industry and getting Osama bin Laden. But President Obama... Read more »
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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 »