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Entries Tagged as 'Civil Rights'

The Day My Congressman Lost My Vote

October 19th, 2010 · 2 Comments

By Aracely Panameño On August 18th, The Washington Post published a piece that completely caught me by surprise.  My own Congressman, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA11), had joined anti-immigrant Republicans on a letter petitioning Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano to approve a statewide 287(g) agreement with the Commonwealth of Virginia. As soon as I could, I called […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Civil Rights · community organizing and activism · Democratic Party · Department of Homeland Security · GOP · Government Accountability · Immigration · Republican Party

DREAM Now Letters to President Obama: Gaby Pacheco

September 13th, 2010 · No Comments

Dear Mr. President, I am a member of the first graduating class of Felix Varela Senior High which is located in Miami, Florida. I had attended school with my native-born friends. Like them, I participated in activities, field trips, dances, and felt the pain of losing a classmate. It was around 10th grade that I […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Civil Rights · community organizing and activism · Department of Homeland Security · Education · Immigration

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer’s United America

September 3rd, 2010 · 5 Comments

By Pablo Manriquez Arizona Governor Jan Brewer’s Worst Debate Moment Ever (h/t Alicia Menendez) observable in the first minute-or-so of her gubernatorial debate with current Arizona Attorney Gen. Terry Goddard is making the rounds on the interwebs; but keep watching beyond Brewer’s freeze and you will hear the following exchange– Interviewer: Is SB1070 good for […]

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Tags: Civil Rights · Immigration · racism

Latinos & the Net Neutrality Debate

August 31st, 2010 · 2 Comments

Imagine trying to get on the internet to view your favorite websites and not being able to reach the content that you typically find because certain sites  have been prioritized by your provider. Or imagine having to pay to access certain sites on top of what you already pay for monthly internet service. This gets […]

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Tags: Civil Rights · community organizing and activism · Digital Divide · LULAC · MALDEF · Media · National Council of La Raza · Technology

DREAM Now Letters to President Obama: Lizbeth Mateo

August 30th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Dear Mr. President, My name is Lizbeth Mateo and I am undocumented. On May 17th, on the 56th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, I, along with Mohammad Abdollahi, Yahaira Carrillo and two others, became the first undocumented students to risk deportation by staging a sit-in inside Senator McCain’s office in Tucson, Arizona, to […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Civil Rights · community organizing and activism · Education · Immigration · John McCain

Midweek Blog Update in the Latino Political Realm

August 25th, 2010 · 4 Comments

This is just a Wednesday roundup of what is going on in the Latino political sphere. I will be adding more comprehensive blog posts within the next few days. Randy Parraz, the Latino candidate for the Democratic nomination for Senate in Arizona, finished last. I commend him for trying, but it will be interesting to […]

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Tags: Civil Rights · community organizing and activism · Department of Homeland Security · Economics · Government Accountability · Immigration · John McCain · MALDEF · Rep. Raul Grijalva

DREAM Now Recap – Latino, LGBT, Migrant Youth, and Progressive Bloggers Lead For the DREAM Act

August 22nd, 2010 · No Comments

Note: This was meant to be published on Friday. By Kyle de Beausset The “DREAM Now Series: Letters to Barack Obama” is a social media campaign that launched Monday, July 19, to underscore the urgent need to pass the DREAM Act. The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, S. 729, would help […]

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Tags: Civil Rights · community organizing and activism · Department of Homeland Security · Detention · Education · Immigration

Calculated Tactics Will Not Stand

August 18th, 2010 · 5 Comments

Preface: With the net neutrality debate heating up, I was asked if LatinoPoliticsBlog would post this piece by Jorge Bauermeister. By Jorge Bauermeister The political world was abuzz this week as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid unequivocally stated, “I don’t know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican.”  Senator Reid’s comment was inarticulate at best […]

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Tags: Civil Rights · Digital Divide · diversity · Media · racism