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Let the Redistricting Begin

January 4th, 2011 · 2 Comments

By Cristina Villarreal The U.S. Census Bureau recently began releasing the results of the 2010 Census, and will continue to do so for the next year. On April 1, 2010 the resident population of the United States was 308,745,538. The census results are used to determine reapportionment and redistricting. Reapportionment can already be determined with the [...]

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Tags: Government Accountability · MALDEF · Voting Rights

Latinos & the Net Neutrality Debate

August 31st, 2010 · 2 Comments

Imagine trying to get on the internet to view your favorite websites and not being able to reach the content that you typically find because certain sites  have been prioritized by your provider. Or imagine having to pay to access certain sites on top of what you already pay for monthly internet service. This gets [...]

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Tags: Civil Rights · community organizing and activism · Digital Divide · LULAC · MALDEF · Media · National Council of La Raza · Technology

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

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

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

Update on Luis Ramirez Case — Teens involved only convicted of simple assault

May 3rd, 2009 · 39 Comments

Back in July, we blogged about the beating death of Luis Ramirez in the Shenandoah region of Pennsylvania. Many wondered if this would be a rallying cry for Latino politicians to come out swift against these racially motivated attacks. MALDEF even jumped in the fray adding comments to the original blog post, assuring us of [...]

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Tags: Crime · Immigration · MALDEF · racism

Seneca On Why the Latinos are Now the Most Numerous in Jail

February 20th, 2009 · 37 Comments

This week the Pew Hispanic Center released a new report, Hispanics and Federal Crime. It describes the alarming state of affairs in terms of how Latinos now lead in numbers in the federal penal system throughout the US. It does not address with any granularity the status of Latinos at the local level, except to suggest that [...]

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Tags: African-Americans · Crime · Immigration · MALDEF · Prison · Seneca

Seneca’s thoughts on The Latino Agenda: First Year or Two of the Obama Administration

January 20th, 2009 · 32 Comments

As President Obama places his hand on Lincoln’s Bible to be sworn as the 44th President of The United States, history is clearly being made: it is the first African-American to occupy the office. In fact there has been no Jew, Italian, Frenchman, Southern or Eastern European descendant or Latino elected President of the U.S. The [...]

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Tags: African-Americans · Barack Obama · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Congressman Joe Baca · health care · Hillary Clinton · Immigration · Iraq War · LULAC · MALDEF · National Council of La Raza · Rep. Hilda Solis · Rep. Jose Serrano · Rep. Lincoln Diaz Balart · Rep. Linda Sanchez · Rep. Loretta Sanchez · Rep. Luis Gutierrez · Rep. Nydia Velazquez · Rep. Raul Grijalva · Rep. Silvestre Reyes · Rep. Solomon Ortiz · Sen. Ken Salazar · Sen. Robert Menendez · Seneca