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Seneca’s observation on the Richardson withdrawal

January 4th, 2009 · 16 Comments

The Governor Bill Richardson debacle is indeed disappointing but not totally surprising. Bill has been known at times for demonstrating some hubris in his public behavior, and there has been the careless chatter about his roving eye. But fortunately, no one has ever put a face and name to any particular woman. Hence this can […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Bill Richardson · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Henry Cisneros · Immigration · Rep. Hilda Solis · Rep. Nydia Velazquez · Rep. Silvestre Reyes · Sen. Ken Salazar · Sen. Mel Martinez · Sen. Robert Menendez · Seneca

An update on the Hilda Solis appointment for Sec of Labor

December 30th, 2008 · 27 Comments

While some insist that this blog only bashes Latino politicians, I would like to think that we are holding them accountable. One politician that we have “cheered on” for her positive work is Representative Hilda Solis (D-CA), a tireless advocate of working Americans. The NY Times had a decent opinion piece from a few days ago about […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Kennedys · Labor Relations · Rep. Hilda Solis

The DREAM Act Revisited

December 26th, 2008 · 25 Comments

Seneca’s thoughts on the DREAM Act and how it might proceed in the next Congress: Due to their immigration status, thousands (in excess of 60,000) of high school graduates across the country have not been able to take advantage of the opportunities that make a higher education a possibility. In-state tuition rates, private scholarships, state […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · community organizing and activism · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Congressman Joe Baca · Education · Immigration · Kennedys · Rep. Albio Sires · Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez · Rep. Hilda Solis · Rep. Lincoln Diaz Balart · Rep. Linda Sanchez · Rep. Luis Gutierrez · Rep. Mario Diaz Balart · Rep. Nydia Velazquez · Rep. Raul Grijalva · Rep. Silvestre Reyes · Rep. Xavier Becerra · Seneca

Dec 18 update on Latino Appointments in the Obama Administration

December 18th, 2008 · 34 Comments

Seneca penned a comprehensive update on Latino appointments in the Obama administration last night with lots of detail, but today we learned that Congresswoman Hilda Solis (D-CA) has been nominated for the Secretary of Labor post. Hilda Solis has been a strong advocate of organized labor, and upon hearing this news, Eliseo Medina, the International […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · CA State Senator Gloria Romero · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Congressman Joe Baca · diversity · Fabian Núñez · Immigration · Labor Relations · Rep. Albio Sires · Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez · Rep. Grace Napolitano · Rep. Hilda Solis · Rep. John Salazar · Rep. Lincoln Diaz Balart · Rep. Linda Sanchez · Rep. Loretta Sanchez · Rep. Luis Gutierrez · Rep. Nydia Velazquez · Rep. Raul Grijalva · Rep. Silvestre Reyes · Rep. Xavier Becerra · Sen. Ken Salazar · Sen. Mel Martinez · Sen. Robert Menendez · Seneca · Supreme Court

Wrap up post — The Latinos in Congress this week!

November 20th, 2008 · 8 Comments

Meet the new Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Rep. Nydia Velazquez from NY’s 12th Congressional District. She replaced “Working Joe” Baca as the chair of this ‘oh so influential’ congressional committee. She was unanimously elected. I wonder if Linda and Loretta Sanchez will come back to the CHC now that Joe Baca is no […]

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Tags: Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Congressman Joe Baca · Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez · Rep. Hilda Solis · Rep. John Salazar · Rep. Nydia Velazquez · Rep. Raul Grijalva · Rep. Xavier Becerra

Seneca’s take on Latino Leadership in Washington, D.C.

November 12th, 2008 · 9 Comments

In Washington, it is most difficult to obtain or discover any vignettes or indiscretions by Latinos because the vast majority simply do not hang out in the nation’s capital after hours or on weekends. Perhaps this is one of many reasons why only one Latino member of Congress is considered to be part of the Washington inner […]

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Tags: Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Congressman Joe Baca · Jewish - Latino relations · Rep. Albio Sires · Rep. Hilda Solis · Rep. Lincoln Diaz Balart · Rep. Silvestre Reyes · Sen. Mel Martinez · Sen. Robert Menendez · Seneca

Villaraigosa snubbed at the DNC and lags on transportation issues back in LA

August 31st, 2008 · 6 Comments

Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa was not given an opportunity to give a high profile speech at the DNC last week because he was put in the same category as John Edwards, the subjects of recent cheating scandals that erupted in the public eye. So we’re a little over a year after the affair between Mayor […]

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Tags: Antonio Villaraigosa · Democratic Party · Education · John Edwards · Mirthala Salinas · Rep. Grace Napolitano · Rep. Hilda Solis

House Latinas dragging feet in supporting Obama — Rep. Loretta Sanchez quips, “He can come over and see me.”

June 18th, 2008 · 26 Comments

Male members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, along with Congresswoman Linda Sanchez, met with Senator Obama yesterday. Obama needs the support of Latino elected officials to help him win the Latino vote. Congressional Quarterly reports that Obama’s campaign has been in touch with Congresswomen Napolitano, Solis, and Sanchez. While the men in the CHC said […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Hillary Clinton · Presidential Elections · Rep. Grace Napolitano · Rep. Hilda Solis · Rep. Linda Sanchez · Rep. Loretta Sanchez