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Will LULAC leave the coalition that opposes the soda tax?

February 21st, 2010 · 12 Comments

Today the Los Angeles Times had an article about how the soda tax debate has shifted to the states since there has been such opposition at the national level by the soft drink companies and their lobbyists. When I spoke with Brent Wilkes, the executive director of LULAC, he mentioned that one of the reasons […]

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Tags: Economics · health care · LULAC

The Corporate Partner Conundrum

February 16th, 2010 · 6 Comments

Gustavo Arellano of the OC Weekly has a pretty good blog post up about the Orange County Hispanic Bar Association and its decision to have an anniversary dinner at the Disney Grand Californian Hotel, which is the site of a current dispute over health benefits for its workers. Arellano asks, “Why is the OC Hispanic […]

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Tags: Civil Rights · community organizing and activism · health care · Labor Relations · LULAC · racism · Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis

As a follow up to the previous post, LatinoPolitics speaks with Brent Wilkes of LULAC

February 12th, 2010 · 8 Comments

On Wednesday, I had the opportunity to speak with Brent Wilkes, the Executive Director of LULAC about his organization’s relationship with the some of the junk food selling sponsors and his views about the junk food tax. I’m thankful that he availed himself to speak with me because I know that the previous post has […]

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Tags: community organizing and activism · health care · LULAC

Latino issue organizations side with soft-drink and fast food industry

February 9th, 2010 · 26 Comments

These days you really cannot turn on the news, whether on the radio or television, without hearing about the obesity epidemic and how it is taxing the health care system. At the same time, we are bombarded with advertising for junk food, sugary snacks, fast and convenience food. It is no wonder that we have […]

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Tags: Civil Rights · community organizing and activism · health care · LULAC · MALDEF · Michelle Obama · National Council of La Raza

Use of Fear in Political Discourse: Do Latinos recognize it?

December 7th, 2009 · 11 Comments

Seneca has contributed the following about Latinos and the use of fear in the political climate: Fear in public discourse is as ancient as political competition. While man was in the caves, he became fearful of fire, the shadows it created, lightening, thunder, the wind or snow storms, the swollen sea, the flooding streams, earthquakes, […]

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Tags: Abortion rights · African-Americans · Civil Rights · diversity · GOP · Immigration · Latino History · LULAC · Media · racism · Republican Party · Same-sex marriage · Seneca

Drowning our Misery with Cerveza this 5 de Mayo

May 5th, 2009 · 40 Comments

Every year right before 5 de Mayo, I find that I cannot turn on the radio without hearing about a celebration at a local club or bar, where people will be getting on their drinko for the cinco. Last year, I wrote a blog post about my experiences with this holiday as pertaining to some […]

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Tags: Civil Rights · LULAC · MALDEF · National Council of La Raza · Substance Abuse and Latinos

Seneca: Latinos and the Current Ship of State

March 2nd, 2009 · 14 Comments

President Obama has entered office and confirmed that the nation faces its greatest economic challenge since the 1930’s Great Depression. The menacing economic syndrome of deflation is rearing its ugly head. Prices are collapsing in many markets not just in housing. The current crisis is increasingly characterized as becoming a wide-spread debacle: the consumer confidence […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Congressman Joe Baca · Economics · Education · LULAC · National Council of La Raza · Rep. Albio Sires · Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez · Rep. Ciro Rodriguez · Rep. Ed Pastor · Rep. Henry Cuellar · Rep. John Salazar · Rep. Jose Serrano · Rep. Linda Sanchez · Rep. Loretta Sanchez · Rep. Luis Gutierrez · Rep. Mario Diaz Balart · Rep. Nydia Velazquez · Rep. Raul Grijalva · Rep. Ruben Hinojosa · Rep. Xavier Becerra · Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis · Sen. Mel Martinez · Sen. Robert Menendez · Seneca · teen pregnancy

“A Class Apart” Open Thread – Share your thoughts about the documentary!

February 26th, 2009 · 12 Comments

If you did not get to watch “A Class Apart” on the tube earlier this week, you can watch it from your computer here (thank you PBS). I was able to watch it via the internet, and I enjoyed it. I was struck by how little the Supreme Court knew about the Mexican-American community in the […]

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Tags: Civil Rights · community organizing and activism · Latino History · LULAC · racism · Supreme Court