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Latino Vote 2012: The Elephants In The Room

December 17th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Note: This blog was originally published on November 10, 2010 by Unai Montes-Irueste of Cuentame. It came to my attention after discussion that was prompted by Seneca’s recent blog post on The Latino State of the Union. The material is still very relevant and worth sharing on the eve of the big DREAM act vote […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · community organizing and activism · Democratic Party · Department of Homeland Security · GOP · Immigration · racism · Rep. Raul Grijalva · Republican Party · Tom Tancredo · voting trends

Seneca: The Latino State of the Union

December 13th, 2010 · 23 Comments

As the Yuletide approaches in the US followed by year’s end, the joy of the Latino celebration of these holidays is evident. This includes the sounds of villancicos, the stagings of the Posadas, accompanied by the season’s Hispanic gastronomical delights such as buñuelos, tamales, lechon asado, turrones and countless other delicacies from the different Latin […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Bill Richardson · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Democratic Party · Economics · Education · Foreign Policy · GOP · GWB · Ileana Ros-Lehtinen · Immigration · Latin American Foreign Policy · Marco Rubio · Rep. Albio Sires · Rep. Ciro Rodriguez · Rep. Mario Diaz Balart · Rep. Solomon Ortiz · Republican Party · Secretary of Interior Salazar · Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis · Sen. Mel Martinez · Sen. Robert Menendez · Seneca · voting trends

DREAM Act Tabled in the Senate Today – More Mobilizing in Next Few Days

December 9th, 2010 · 2 Comments

For those of you following the latest DREAM Act legislative maneuvers, you probably know that the Senate tabled the bill so that it could take up the version that was passed by the House of Representatives earlier this week. VivirLatino has a pretty good explanation here: “Senator Reid twice asked to vitiate the vote on […]

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

Is the “Tequila Party” the Latino response to the Tea Party?

November 28th, 2010 · 5 Comments

I came across this article today in the Las Vegas Sun about Latino leaders in Nevada considering the formation of an independent grassroots group or a possible third party. “The idea, born of frustration over the party’s inaction on immigration reform and fears that as a voting bloc they’re a political afterthought, Latino leaders have […]

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Tags: Democratic Party · GOP · Immigration · John McCain · LULAC · National Council of La Raza · Republican Party

The Latino Vote and the Midterm Elections

November 7th, 2010 · 8 Comments

It’s been nearly a week since the midterm elections, and if one thing became obvious in this past election cycle, it was that the Latino vote can make a key difference in tight races, especially in the Southwest, and that our community’s electoral impact has been underestimated by the traditional models. On Thursday, I participated […]

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Tags: community organizing and activism · Democratic Party · GOP · Immigration · voting trends

Some of Tonight’s Latino GOP Winners

November 2nd, 2010 · 15 Comments

The states of New Mexico and Nevada will have new Latino governors with Susana Martinez and Brian Sandoval respectively. Florida will have a new Latino senator, Marco Rubio. In Texas, Francisco Canseco beat out Democratic Congressman Ciro Rodriguez, and Republican Bill Flores beat out ten term incumbent Chet Edwards. In Washington state, Jaime Herrera, who […]

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Tags: Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Democratic Party · GOP · Rep. Ciro Rodriguez · Republican Party

The Democratic Party’s Latino Leadership Call – Bringing Out the Political & Star Power

October 27th, 2010 · 4 Comments

On Tuesday evening, there was a Latino leadership call hosted by the DNC with former Secretary of Transportation and Energy Federico Peña, the chair of the DNC Tim Kaine, actress/activist Eva Longoria, and President Obama. The overall message was to push the Latino Get Out the Vote (GOTV) message. The call began with Federico Peña […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democratic Party · Federico Peña · GOP · health care · Immigration · Republican Party

LatinoPoliticsBlog at Yesterday’s “Moving America Forward” Rally at USC

October 23rd, 2010 · 10 Comments

On Friday, LatinoPoliticsBlog attended the “Moving America Forward” rally from the vantage point of the press riser at USC. This event started about two hours late, and the crowd was estimated to be at 37,500. I was amazed at the turnout, and for me, this event pretty much reinforced that President Obama and the Democrats […]

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Tags: Antonio Villaraigosa · Barack Obama · Democratic Party · Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis