Entries Tagged as '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

Candidate Profile: Randy Parraz for U.S. Senate

August 23rd, 2010 · 9 Comments

Arizona’s primary is tomorrow, and while many people are focusing on the John McCain and J.D. Hayworth race on the GOP side, there is an up and coming Latino candidate on the Democratic side, Randy Parraz. Randy Parraz entered the Democratic race in late April challenging the establishment candidate Rodney Glassman right after SB 1070 […]

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Tags: community organizing and activism · Education · Immigration · John McCain · Labor Relations

DREAM Activists Ramp Up While Comprehensive Immigration Reform Dies

May 25th, 2010 · 16 Comments

I have been of the opinion that we wouldn’t see comprehensive immigration reform if there wasn’t any progress being made in the legislature by Memorial Day weekend. We are headed into the midterm campaign season, and soon the summer recess will begin. After the health care battle, few are showing the political will to jump […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · community organizing and activism · Education · Immigration · John McCain · Rep. Loretta Sanchez

Update on SB 1070, more actions & involvement from Shakira to the DC Council

April 28th, 2010 · 12 Comments

Here are some quick updates on SB 1070: On Thursday, Shakira will be in Phoenix on Thursday supporting protesters who are against SB 1070. She is going to be meeting with the Mayor of Phoenix, Phil Gordon (who is against the measure), and the Chief of Police. Hispanic leaders in the nation’s capitol are going […]

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

Immigration Insanity: John McCain’s thoughts on illegal immigrants ‘intentionally causing accidents’ and more!

April 20th, 2010 · 12 Comments

Typically, undocumented immigrants live in the shadows. They work, try to save some money, send some money back home, and avoid the authorities as much as possible for fear of deportation. Actually, many of these people without papers want to continue to fly under the radar, which is why the Census and other organizations have […]

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Tags: Immigration · John McCain · Sarah Palin

The Corporate States of America

January 26th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Well, it has been about a week since the United State Supreme Court ruled in the Citizens United case that corporate entities have “personhood” in that they can utilize the first amendment to spend in campaigns. Essentially, the floodgates have been opened, and both corporations and unions will get to drown out the smaller individual […]

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Tags: community organizing and activism · Government Accountability · John McCain · Presidential Elections · Supreme Court

Denver Post reporting that Sen. Salazar accepts Interior Sec, but should we be concerned?

December 15th, 2008 · 28 Comments

According to the Denver Post, Senator Ken Salazar will accept the Secretary of the Interior position, boosting the number of Latinos in the Obama cabinet to two. But should we be concerned about this appointment? Senator Salazar has been a friend of both Senator Joe Lieberman, an independent who defected away from the Dems with […]

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Tags: Alberto Gonzales · Barack Obama · diversity · John McCain · Rep. Raul Grijalva · Sen. Ken Salazar

My thoughts on a favorable McCain piece by Ruben Navarette

October 29th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Over the weekend, I read this piece that appeared in the Long Beach Press-Telegram by columnist Ruben Navarette that was pretty favorable toward Senator John McCain. I was struck by how one dimensional the piece was and again bothered that one’s stance on immigration was spun into somehow standing up for the Latino community. Once again, one of […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Immigration · John McCain · National Council of La Raza · Presidential Elections · Ruben Navarrette