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Polls Indicate High Latino Support for Climate Change and Environmental Justice Issues

April 8th, 2010 · 24 Comments

I think that many Latinos are sensitive to environmental issues because we are among the first to feel the negative health and environmental consequences of things like industrial pollution, unsafe waste disposal, and even global warming if we cannot afford to properly insulate our dwellings. Additionally, many of us are not too far removed from […]

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Tags: community organizing and activism · Environment · Government Accountability · health care

Poizner and Whitman Write Opinion Pieces on Immigration in the LA Times

March 28th, 2010 · 8 Comments

California GOP gubernatorial candidates Meg Whitman and Steve Poizner have each penned their own opinion pieces in yesterday’s Los Angeles Times. After reading both pieces, my sense is that Meg Whitman is trying to position herself to be a bit more ‘moderate’ on the illegal immigration issue at least relative to Steve Poizner. Regarding Meg […]

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Tags: Education · GOP · health care · Immigration · Republican Party

A little “No You Can’t” to get your day going

March 25th, 2010 · No Comments

I have some more blog pieces coming in the next few days, but in the meantime, I thought this was pretty funny, a spoof of the “Yes We Can” video with GOP minority leader John Boehner screaming, “Hell no, you can’t!” from the House health care vote this past weekend. Regardless of where you stand […]

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Tags: GOP · health care

Mississippians Turn to Iran for Health Care Help

March 23rd, 2010 · 2 Comments

The following is a guest post by Barbara O’Brien, who has blogged for The Mahablog, Crooks and Liars, and AlterNet. She has also been a panelist at the Yearly Kos Convention and a featured guest blogger at the Take Back America Conference in Washington, D.C. Mississippi is one of the states in the US that […]

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Tags: Government Accountability · health care

Rep. Loretta Sanchez Defends Health Care Vote

March 22nd, 2010 · 8 Comments

After the “Where’s Waldo?” routine she pulled this weekend for not being on the Hill while everyone was gearing up for the big health care vote, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez showed up Sunday and cast a “yes” for the health care reform bill. I was pretty sure that she would in the end vote “yes” because […]

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Tags: community organizing and activism · Government Accountability · health care · Rep. Loretta Sanchez

Busiest Day in Congress: Where’s Loretta Sanchez?

March 20th, 2010 · 13 Comments

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, known for milking her 5 minutes of fame and attention-whoring ways, apparently was not on the Hill today, one of the busiest days in Congress this year on the eve of the historic health care vote. I have been following the vote tally on twitter and from various news sources, but the […]

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Tags: Government Accountability · health care · Rep. Loretta Sanchez

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

Obama reaffirms commitment to immigration reform today

March 11th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Today President Obama met with leaders on the immigration issue and said that he is still committed to immigration reform. He also met with Senators Schumer and Graham who are crafting the Senate version of the immigration reform bill. Here is some footage from today with Josh Hoyt, the executive director of the Illinois Coalition […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Detention · health care · Immigration