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Because Money Buys Loyalty, Latino Orgs Support AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

July 2nd, 2011 · 3 Comments

Webmaster’s note: 7/5/11 It has been brought to my attention that NCLR is not taking an official position on this merger, although Janet Murguia’s words were used in the letter linked below from a group of Latino organizations (Hispanic Technology and Telecommunications Partnership), who are in favor of the merger. Some may perceive Murguia’s praise [...]

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Tags: community organizing and activism · Economics · LULAC · National Council of La Raza

Footage of Yesterday’s Immigration Speech + More Reaction

May 11th, 2011 · 1 Comment

This is what the President said yesterday, and reactions have been lukewarm. I actually like Steve Lopez’s take on it in today’s LA Times — don’t expect much change, but immigrant rights advocates will continue speaking out against current DHS policies.

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Tags: Barack Obama · Department of Homeland Security · Immigration · National Council of La Raza

The WH Immigration Meeting Today

April 19th, 2011 · 7 Comments

The White House had sent out this list of people who were expected (and presumably attended) the meeting called by President Obama regarding advancing immigration reform today: “Administration officials expected to attend the meeting include: Attorney General Eric Holder Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis Secretary of Homeland Security Janet [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Immigration · LULAC · National Council of La Raza

You Don’t Respect Me, Huh?

March 21st, 2011 · 14 Comments

NCLR has a new campaign that was launched about a week and a half ago urging members of Congress and other elected officials to show a level of respect for the Latino community. This campaign comes in light of recent comments by Kansas state representative Virgil Peck about shooting undocumented immigrants and the continued hysteria [...]

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Tags: Civil Rights · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Immigration · National Council of La Raza

While OFA Blames the Republicans for DREAM Act loss…

December 20th, 2010 · 19 Comments

…the young leaders at DREAMActivist.org tell it like it is. This morning, Organizing for America, the grassroots offshoot of President Obama’s campaign (now housed within the DNC) sent out the following message with the subject heading, “This is not the end of DREAM”: “This weekend’s vote on the DREAM Act was a disappointment. Republicans voted [...]

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Tags: Democratic Party · Education · GOP · Government Accountability · Immigration · LULAC · National Council of La Raza · Republican Party

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

Is the “Tequila Party” the Latino response to the Tea Party?

November 28th, 2010 · 5 Comments

I came across this article today in the Las Vegas Sun about Latino leaders in Nevada considering the formation of an independent grassroots group or a possible third party. “The idea, born of frustration over the party’s inaction on immigration reform and fears that as a voting bloc they’re a political afterthought, Latino leaders have [...]

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Tags: Democratic Party · GOP · Immigration · John McCain · LULAC · National Council of La Raza · Republican Party

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