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The Feeling of June 15th

July 12th, 2012 · No Comments

By Thailandia Alaffita Just last month I couldn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. I had reached what one may describe as a standstill, a sort of complacent state of being – the kind of feeling one might experience when you can no longer say you’re only working at this restaurant during [...]

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

Protest Actions Continue Even After Obama Administration Announces New Deportation Priorities

August 26th, 2011 · 1 Comment

In the week that has passed since the Obama administration announced some new prosecutorial discretion guidelines for DHS to better prioritize its work, there have been continued protests and actions against the controversial Secure Communities Program. One action that received a bit more press involved the Assistant Director of Secure Communities, who was confronted by [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · community organizing and activism · Immigration

Activists Take Aim at Obama Administration’s Secure Communities Program

August 17th, 2011 · 14 Comments

The past few days have been a whirlwind of activity from immigration activists who are taking their protests and frustrations over the administration’s Secure Communities program directly to Obama campaign offices and Democratic Party headquarters around the country. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: “Civil and immigrant rights activists demonstrated Tuesday outside the state Democratic Party’s headquarters [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · community organizing and activism · Immigration

Because Money Buys Loyalty, Latino Orgs Support AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

July 2nd, 2011 · 3 Comments

Webmaster’s note: 7/5/11 It has been brought to my attention that NCLR is not taking an official position on this merger, although Janet Murguia’s words were used in the letter linked below from a group of Latino organizations (Hispanic Technology and Telecommunications Partnership), who are in favor of the merger. Some may perceive Murguia’s praise [...]

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Tags: community organizing and activism · Economics · LULAC · National Council of La Raza

The Tequila Party Revisited

June 6th, 2011 · 2 Comments

I have a new piece up about the Tequila Party, which has been in the news again. I just can’t take any group with this kind of name seriously in politics. Sure, the Tea Party has a historical context in reference to the Boston Tea Party, but tequila?! Here’s a clip describing the group’s latest [...]

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Tags: community organizing and activism

There are 91 women serving in the U.S. Congress. Only 8 of them are Hispanic. Here’s how the 2012 election could change that for the better.

May 23rd, 2011 · 3 Comments

Webmaster’s Note — The following is a guest piece by Milly Doolan of the 2012 Project. It is especially timely given this piece in today’s Los Angeles Times about the proportion of women officeholders flat-lining and slipping. The Times Reports: “The number of women sworn in to Congress this year fell for the first time [...]

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Tags: community organizing and activism · diversity · Government Accountability · Rep. Nydia Velazquez

I’m In, Should You Be?

April 18th, 2011 · 9 Comments

By Matt Stieglitz For those who have avoided a computer for the past few weeks, President Obama’s social media team is gearing up for his 2012 run with his ‘Are You In?’ campaign on Facebook. Essentially, one clicks that they’re “in”, gets bombarded with options to help with the campaign, and it’s off to the [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · community organizing and activism · Cuba · Democratic Party · Education · GOP · health care · Immigration · Republican Party

Rep. Loretta Sanchez’s DREAM Act Keynote Address (or rather her story about getting into Congress)

March 29th, 2011 · 16 Comments

As I mentioned a few days ago, Representative Loretta Sanchez was scheduled to give a keynote address on the DREAM Act at Pomona College on Monday, but instead of talking about the DREAM Act, she gave the students an overview of her life story and the story of how she got into Congress. As you [...]

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Tags: community organizing and activism · Immigration · Rep. Loretta Sanchez