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Hispanic and Latino Demographic Influence on 2012 Election

February 27th, 2012 · 5 Comments

By Sofia Sanchez Hispanics and Latinos are expected to play a decisive role in elections at all levels in 2012. They are a rapidly growing share of the electorate that could have a major influence on future elections as well. This has implications for both major political parties. Although they comprise 16 percent of the [...]

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Tags: Abortion rights · Immigration · voting trends

Monday Round up in the Latino Political World

June 13th, 2011 · 7 Comments

In case you have missed it, President Obama is scheduled to visit Puerto Rico tomorrow. He becomes the first President since John Kennedy to visit the island (aka the US’s colonial possession). Already the locals are criticizing his visit. You can read more about that here. Speaking of Obama, last week his campaign hired a [...]

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Tags: Abortion rights · Barack Obama · Immigration · Presidential Elections · Puerto Rico · Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis

Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis Appears in Los Angeles with Mayor Villaraigosa and Senator Boxer

August 15th, 2010 · 5 Comments

Yesterday I had the opportunity to see one of the more revered and respected Latinas in public office, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis at a small event at Los Angeles Trade-Tech College. The Secretary appeared after Mayor Villaraigosa and Senator Boxer addressed a classroom sized gathering of organizers and activists. The event was sponsored by [...]

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Tags: Abortion rights · Antonio Villaraigosa · Barack Obama · community organizing and activism · Economics · Immigration · Labor Relations · voting trends

Latino Congressmen Take a Gamble with Health Care Reform

March 17th, 2010 · 11 Comments

Earlier today, I read about Texas Congressman Henry Cuellar and his indecision to support the health care reform bill. Representative Cuellar (D-Texas) is concerned about tort reform and the Stupak language. If you remember, the Stupak amendment in the house health care bill restricted a woman’s right to chose. Additionally, in regards to tort reform [...]

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Tags: Abortion rights · health care · Immigration · Rep. Henry Cuellar · Rep. Luis Gutierrez

Sen. Menendez gives impassioned speech against Nelson Amendment in support of Women’s Rights

December 9th, 2009 · 8 Comments

A month ago, I blogged about how many Latino congressional members voted to support the Stupak amendment in the health care bill, which bans abortion coverage from health insurance companies that receive federal subsidies. That amendment ended up passing, but a similar amendment in the Senate was defeated this week in large part to some [...]

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Tags: Abortion rights · health care · Sen. Robert Menendez

Use of Fear in Political Discourse: Do Latinos recognize it?

December 7th, 2009 · 11 Comments

Seneca has contributed the following about Latinos and the use of fear in the political climate: Fear in public discourse is as ancient as political competition. While man was in the caves, he became fearful of fire, the shadows it created, lightening, thunder, the wind or snow storms, the swollen sea, the flooding streams, earthquakes, [...]

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Tags: Abortion rights · African-Americans · Civil Rights · diversity · GOP · Immigration · Latino History · LULAC · Media · racism · Republican Party · Same-sex marriage · Seneca

Keeping Religion Out of Health Care & Giving Reproductive Freedoms (equal access) to Poor Women

November 7th, 2009 · 23 Comments

This morning I have been watching the health care debate on C-SPAN, and if there is one thing you do today, I encourage you to call your representatives asking them to oppose the Stupak amendment. A woman’s right to chose should not be restricted. Jack & Jill Politics has a good post up summarizing why [...]

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Tags: Abortion rights · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · health care

Seneca: Latinos and the GOP, Part II

March 18th, 2009 · 38 Comments

During the Nixon Administration, the GOP began to assimilate the White South and all its cultural baggage: racial resentment of the African-American progress and the betraying Democratic Party. Meanwhile, Latinos still in overwhelming numbers remained Democrats. It was in the early 80’s with Ronald Reagan and the rise of the religious Evangelical Right that many [...]

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Tags: Abortion rights · African-Americans · Barack Obama · Bill Richardson · Democratic Party · diversity · Economics · Evangelicals · Federico Peña · GOP · GWB · Henry Cisneros · Immigration · Sen. Mel Martinez · Seneca · voting trends