Entries Tagged as 'Kennedys'

The DREAM Act Revisited

December 26th, 2008 · 25 Comments

Seneca’s thoughts on the DREAM Act and how it might proceed in the next Congress: Due to their immigration status, thousands (in excess of 60,000) of high school graduates across the country have not been able to take advantage of the opportunities that make a higher education a possibility. In-state tuition rates, private scholarships, state […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · community organizing and activism · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Congressman Joe Baca · Education · Immigration · Kennedys · Rep. Albio Sires · Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez · Rep. Hilda Solis · Rep. Lincoln Diaz Balart · Rep. Linda Sanchez · Rep. Luis Gutierrez · Rep. Mario Diaz Balart · Rep. Nydia Velazquez · Rep. Raul Grijalva · Rep. Silvestre Reyes · Rep. Xavier Becerra · Seneca

Richardson’s gaffe and more — A comprehensive update on Latino appointments in the Obama Administration

December 11th, 2008 · 18 Comments

Here is Seneca’s latest update on Latino appointments in the Obama Administration: Bill Richardson appears to have committed a big blooper. In a recorded video being bicycled around the internet, he states in Spanish that President Elect Obama is “un inmigrante.” Plainly, this feeds the anti-Obama bloggers, pundits, critics, bigots and other enemies of the newly […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Bill Richardson · diversity · Henry Cisneros · Hillary Clinton · Immigration · Kennedys · Rep. Mario Diaz Balart · Rep. Xavier Becerra · Rick Noriega · Seneca

Latinos and Foreign Policy by Seneca

November 18th, 2008 · 21 Comments

Disclaimer: This blog post was going to go up last night, but I became busy with other things. Come to wake up, and VivirLatino is reporting that Hillary Clinton will accept Barack Obama’s offer for Secretary of State. Remember how many in the Latino community were hoping that Bill Richardson would get the top diplomat […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Bill Richardson · Cuba · GWB · Hillary Clinton · Kennedys · Rep. Nydia Velazquez · Sen. Joseph Biden · Seneca

CHC Chairman Joe Baca (D-CA) is named one of the 10 Worst Members of Congress by Esquire Magazine! Way to go Working Joe!

October 25th, 2008 · 26 Comments

Esquire magazine has released a list of the 10 Worst Members of Congress, and the Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Representative Joe Baca (D-CA) has made the list. Esquire states: “As chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Baca steered CHC funds to the campaigns of his two sons. When Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez called him on […]

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Tags: Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Congressman Joe Baca · Kennedys · Rep. Loretta Sanchez

My take on the first night’s speeches at the DNC!

August 27th, 2008 · 5 Comments

In my opinion, the two best speeches of the first night of the DNC were those of Senator Ted Kennedy and Michelle Obama. I think that most Democrats thought that these speeches were well received, positive, and touching.  Senator Kennedy, who is battling brain cancer, was suffering from kidney stones the day he delivered his speech. He […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democratic Party · health care · Hillary Clinton · Kennedys · Michelle Obama · Presidential Elections

Latinos at the DNC Today, Check out the day’s schedule!

August 25th, 2008 · 3 Comments

There are some notable Latinos at the DNC today. Everyone is abuzz with news that Senator Ted Kennedy, who is battling a malignant brain tumor, may actually speak to the crowd today. His niece, Caroline Kennedy, is introducing his tribute this evening. Considering all that Senator Kennedy has done for Latino Americans in terms of […]

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Tags: Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Congressman Joe Baca · Democratic Party · Kennedys · Rep. Grace Napolitano · Rep. Silvestre Reyes

Remembering Robert Kennedy

June 7th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Robert Kennedy was one of the first politicians to reach out to our community by supporting the inclusion of farm workers in federal labor standards and by supporting bilingual provisions in the Voting Rights Act. Yesterday marked the 40th anniversary of his death. In 1968, RFK broke bread with Cesar Chavez after a 25 day […]

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Tags: Kennedys · Labor Relations

Does Hillary know something about an Obama assassination?

May 23rd, 2008 · 16 Comments

Just when I thought the Clinton campaign couldn’t sink any lower, today Hillary Clinton cited Bobby Kennedy’s assassination in June 1968, along with her husband’s win of the CA primary in June 1992, as reasons to stay in the Democratic primary race. For many reasons, people have worried about Barack Obama’s safety as the lead […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Hillary Clinton · JFK · Kennedys · Presidential Elections