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President Obama Addresses NALEO: Defends Immigration Decision

June 22nd, 2012 · 4 Comments

Today President Obama addressed the same crowd of Latino elected officials that Mitt Romney did yesterday. The President basically touted his domestic accomplishments and then defended his administration’s decision to let DREAM eligible youth stay in the country. He also took an opportunity to remind the audience that Romney promised to veto the DREAM Act. [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Economics · Education · health care · Immigration · National Association of Latino Elected Officials

Romney addresses NALEO without giving many immigration specifics

June 21st, 2012 · No Comments

On Thursday, Mitt Romney addressed a crowd of Latino elected officials and took the opportunity to slam President Obama on the economy, but he also addressed immigration, which is something he has been pressed to do in the week after the administration’s latest announcement on implementing prosecutorial discretion. Check out my analysis of Romney’s speech [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Economics · Immigration · Mitt Romney · National Association of Latino Elected Officials

Guest Post: ImpreMedia US Largest Spanish Paper Ignores Obama Snub to NALEO

July 1st, 2011 · 4 Comments

Webmaster’s Note: The following is a guest blog post by Luis Alvarado expressing his thoughts on the Spanish language media’s response to President Obama not showing up to last week’s NALEO conference. I’m not particularly surprised by the lack of coverage of this snub especially by La Opinion (ImpreMedia) since Monica Lozano, the paper’s publisher, [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democratic Party · GOP · Media · National Association of Latino Elected Officials · Republican Party · Univision

Latinos in 2012: Vote out Loud!

December 7th, 2010 · 5 Comments

By Carlos Macías With a new holiday season kicking in and facing a last push to get a vote on the DREAM Act, the November 2nd midterm elections seems like a distant memory. The results show the growing influence of Latino voters in swing states like Florida and New Mexico. They also secured key races [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Education · Immigration · LULAC · Media · National Association of Latino Elected Officials · National Council of La Raza · Univision · voting trends

Who is Our Cesar Chavez? Who is Our Dolores Huerta?

November 17th, 2010 · 4 Comments

By Matthew Stieglitz As 2011 approaches, let us take a moment to review 2000-2010 through a lens of Latino disempowerment. During this decade, our community has weathered firestorms ranging from anti-immigrant rhetoric, to financial extortion, to exclusion from the American educational system. Make no mistake, when politicians refuse to provide access to higher education for [...]

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Tags: Civil Rights · community organizing and activism · Education · Immigration · Labor Relations · Latino History · LULAC · National Association of Latino Elected Officials · National Council of La Raza

Latinos Aren’t Important on Capitol Hill

August 1st, 2010 · 15 Comments

By Pablo Manriquez In February, a report issued by the Congressional Hispanic Staff Association (CHSA) discovered that among Congressional staff on Capitol Hill, “Latinos are almost completely left out of key staff positions and are drastically underrepresented at all staff levels.” Further, the CHSA report concludes that Latinos “are not only being denied a seat [...]

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Tags: Democratic Party · diversity · Education · GOP · Government Accountability · Immigration · National Association of Latino Elected Officials · Republican Party

MALDEF and NALEO side with the Legislative Establishment in Opposing Prop. 11 in the Golden State

October 18th, 2008 · 6 Comments

A pajarito sent me a tip this week that MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund) and NALEO (National Association of Latino Elected Officials) are opposing Proposition 11 in California because they are playing personal politics. Apparently, one of the authors of the bill, which would take the ability to redistrict out of the [...]

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Tags: Democratic Party · MALDEF · National Association of Latino Elected Officials

Clinton tells NALEO that we have to be united in backing Barack Obama

June 27th, 2008 · 8 Comments

Yesterday Hillary Clinton told a room full of Latino Elected Officials that we all should be united in backing Barack Obama. In acknowledging the help she received from the Latino community, she said, “I was very honored to have so much support in the Hispanic community. I believe this country is worth fighting for, and the best [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Hillary Clinton · National Association of Latino Elected Officials · Presidential Elections