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On this Election Day, here are some helpful tips!

November 4th, 2008 · 9 Comments

Arrive at your polling place early! Request a paper ballot if you are uncomfortable with voting machines, and please report any voting difficulties. If you arrive at your polling location and are in line prior to the polls closing, you will be allowed to vote. These videos will give you more specifics:

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Tags: Barack Obama · Presidential Elections

Barack Obama in Pueblo, CO yesterday!

November 2nd, 2008 · 16 Comments

Pueblo, Colorado is an important city for Senator Obama in his quest for the White House. This city’s population is approximately 44% Latino, comprised of families who have been in the area for generations as well as more recent immigrants who work in the county’s surrounding farms. My mom is from Pueblo, as are many of […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Presidential Elections

Los Angeles County Officials — Learn from your Neighbors to the South and Make Voting Convenient!

November 1st, 2008 · 8 Comments

Los Angeles County is home to what many consider a relatively thriving Latino political leadership contingent. The City of Los Angeles has the most prominent Latino mayor in the country, Antonio Villaraigosa. We have a strong Latina on the county board of supervisors, Gloria Molina. There is also a delegation of Latino congress members, state […]

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Tags: Antonio Villaraigosa · Government Accountability · Presidential Elections · Voting Rights

My thoughts on a favorable McCain piece by Ruben Navarette

October 29th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Over the weekend, I read this piece that appeared in the Long Beach Press-Telegram by columnist Ruben Navarette that was pretty favorable toward Senator John McCain. I was struck by how one dimensional the piece was and again bothered that one’s stance on immigration was spun into somehow standing up for the Latino community. Once again, one of […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Immigration · John McCain · National Council of La Raza · Presidential Elections · Ruben Navarrette

¡Viva Obama! Estilo Norteño

October 28th, 2008 · 8 Comments

Two primos from Colorado sent me this youtube yesterday. Back in the Spring, we linked to the mariachi version of Viva Obama that was very popular and is still my personal favorite. While I favor Obama, I would love to hear a song in Spanish from the McCain campaign and/or its volunteers. Any ideas for a title to […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · John McCain · Presidential Elections

¡Maquillaje!

October 24th, 2008 · 7 Comments

I love makeup as much as many women do, but I about spilled my coffee this morning when I heard that McCain’s campaign spent $22,800 in the first two weeks of October for Governor Sarah Palin’s makeup stylist. Makeup stylist Amy Strozzi was the highest paid staffer working for McCain during this critical period of […]

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Tags: John McCain · Presidential Elections · Sarah Palin

Small town Sarah has big city taste and a big designer wardrobe courtesy of the RNC!

October 22nd, 2008 · 16 Comments

Governor Sarah Palin is becoming like Alberto Gonzales in the sense that she’s the gift that keeps giving to the Democrats. As if the revelation about her exorbitant travel expenses for her children wasn’t outrageous enough, we are treated to the news that the RNC spent $150K to clothe and accessorize their VP candidate. If […]

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Tags: Alberto Gonzales · Barack Obama · Presidential Elections · Republican Party · Sarah Palin

On Alaska’s dime, the Palin kids get to travel the country on official business!

October 21st, 2008 · 11 Comments

I just read this AP investigation about how Governor Palin has stuck it to the Alaskan people with her highfalutin traveling with her kids in tow. Looks like she’s been giving former California Speaker of the Assembly Fabian Nuñez a run for the money with the lavish travel expenses. While Nuñez dipped into his campaign […]

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Tags: Fabian Núñez · Presidential Elections · Sarah Palin