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The Secret Formula: How America Became a Leader By Being Open

July 28th, 2010 · 7 Comments

By David Molina Note: A federal judge just blocked parts of Arizona’s SB 1070 this morning. You can read more about that here. SB 1070 was scheduled to go into effect as passed tomorrow. Tomorrow the most anti-immigrant state law will go into effect in Arizona. While the federal government via the Department of Justice [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · David Molina · diversity · Economics · Immigration

The Right and Wrongs of SB 1070

May 18th, 2010 · 17 Comments

The following is another blog post by David Molina, a Commissioner on the Oregon Commission of Hispanic Affairs, about Arizona’s SB 1070. I was listening to a local Spanish-talk radio program, and the caller argued for why SB 1070 might be good. He argued that the federal government deducted $287 from his paycheck, for almost [...]

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Tags: community organizing and activism · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · David Molina · GOP · Immigration · racism · Republican Party

The America that Could Be

April 30th, 2010 · 5 Comments

Blog by David Molina, currently serving on the Oregon Commission of Hispanic Affairs: Before Latinos, it was the African-Americans, Japanese-Americans, and before that, it was the Irish-Americans, and Italian-Americans and “others.” On the day that the Empire of Japan surprisingly attacked our Pearl Harbor, Americans of Japanese descent (Nissei) were expelled from public office, and [...]

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Tags: African-Americans · Civil Rights · community organizing and activism · David Molina · Government Accountability · Immigration · Iraq War · Latino History · racism

Labor & Employment Community Forum with Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian

February 19th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The following is another guest blog by David Molina, who serves on the Oregon Commission on Hispanic Affairs: On January 28, 2010, huddled inside a Mexican grocery store & panaderia in Gresham, Oregon, Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian and I hosted a Labor & Employment Forum to educate Oregonian workers of their rights as workers, the [...]

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Tags: community organizing and activism · David Molina · Economics · Labor Relations

No Such Thing As The Sleeping Giant

December 12th, 2009 · 10 Comments

The following is another guest blog by David Molina detailing some of the Latino political participation in Oregon. Yesterday evening, over a dozen Chicana/os and Latina/os, from locally elected to state appointed, from American educated to small business owners, from military veterans to health care workers, and from engineers to educators, gathered around to have [...]

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Health Care Reform & Health Disparities: A Spanish Forum for the Latino Community

November 13th, 2009 · 7 Comments

This is another blog by David Molina, who serves on the Oregon Commission on Hispanic Affairs: On Sat., Nov 7th, 2009, huddled in the most unorthodox of locations, Tienda La Tapatia, a Mexican grocery and bakery in Gresham, Oregon, over 60+ Latino community members gathered around to have a frank conversation about the state of [...]

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The Value of Service, a guest blog by David Molina

November 2nd, 2009 · 2 Comments

On April 16, 2006, I was appointed by Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski to his Commission on Hispanic Affairs. The Oregon Commission on Hispanic Affairs is an 11-member public commission dedicated towards building economic, social, political and legal equality for all Oregonian Latinos. Originally founded in 1971 as the Commission on Chicano Affairs to address the [...]

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Tags: community organizing and activism · David Molina · diversity · Government Accountability