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There are 91 women serving in the U.S. Congress. Only 8 of them are Hispanic. Here’s how the 2012 election could change that for the better.

May 23rd, 2011 · 3 Comments

Webmaster’s Note — The following is a guest piece by Milly Doolan of the 2012 Project. It is especially timely given this piece in today’s Los Angeles Times about the proportion of women officeholders flat-lining and slipping. The Times Reports: “The number of women sworn in to Congress this year fell for the first time [...]

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Tags: community organizing and activism · diversity · Government Accountability · Rep. Nydia Velazquez

DREAM Act and Immigration Reform Updates

November 16th, 2010 · 8 Comments

Today President Obama is meeting with Senator Menendez and Representatives Gutierrez and Velazquez about immigration reform and the DREAM Act. This meeting comes a day after the California Supreme Court upheld AB 540, which grants instate tuition to undocumented students who have attended high school in California for at least three years and seek to [...]

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Tags: Education · Immigration · Rep. Luis Gutierrez · Rep. Nydia Velazquez · Rep. Xavier Becerra · Sen. Robert Menendez

CHCI Speeches Deliver More Empty Promises

September 16th, 2010 · 10 Comments

By Bender Bending Gonzalez If there was one recurring theme at last night’s Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s 33rd Annual Gala, it was the Dream Act and inherently immigration reform. One by one, Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez (D-NY), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and of course President Barack Obama took the stage and delivered the usual “si [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Democratic Party · Education · Government Accountability · Immigration · Rep. Nydia Velazquez

The DREAM Act is an Amnesty, But So What?

September 15th, 2010 · 12 Comments

By Pablo Manriquez POLITICO reports that Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) along with Reps. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) and Nydia Velazquez (D-NY) will meet with President Obama on Thursday at 2:30PM “to request his support for the new legislation and the immigrant-student bill, known as the DREAM Act.” The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Economics · Education · Immigration · Rep. Luis Gutierrez · Rep. Nydia Velazquez · Sen. Robert Menendez

DREAM Now Letters Recap: The CHC Has To Stand With Migrant Youth, Not Against Us

July 30th, 2010 · 3 Comments

By Kyle de Beausset: Today marks the completion of the second week of the DREAM Now series. I am sorry I was not able to get a letter out on Wednesday.  Too much travel and not enough sleep led me to come down with a soar throat and a fever on Tuesday.  Thankfully, I’m starting [...]

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Tags: community organizing and activism · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Congressman Joe Baca · Education · Government Accountability · Immigration · Rep. Henry Cuellar · Rep. Loretta Sanchez · Rep. Luis Gutierrez · Rep. Nydia Velazquez

Seneca: Latinos and The Federal Reserve

May 1st, 2010 · 7 Comments

The only other agency of the federal government where Latinos have not become commonly employed nor have an appointed presence on the governing boards besides the intelligence community is the Federal Reserve System and its myriad components. At the national level, the Fed’s Board of Governors has only seven members appointed by the president and [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Congressman Joe Baca · Economics · Government Accountability · Rep. Albio Sires · Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez · Rep. Ciro Rodriguez · Rep. Ed Pastor · Rep. Grace Napolitano · Rep. Henry Cuellar · Rep. John Salazar · Rep. Jose Serrano · Rep. Lincoln Diaz Balart · Rep. Linda Sanchez · Rep. Loretta Sanchez · Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard · Rep. Luis Gutierrez · Rep. Mario Diaz Balart · Rep. Nydia Velazquez · Rep. Raul Grijalva · Rep. Ruben Hinojosa · Rep. Silvestre Reyes · Rep. Solomon Ortiz · Rep. Xavier Becerra · Sen. Robert Menendez · Seneca

The Great American Mortgage Scam & The Latino Community

March 15th, 2009 · 21 Comments

This is the first of a two part series on the foreclosure/banking crisis and the Latino Community. The Latino community has been one of the hardest hit by the recent foreclosure crisis. A recent Pew Center report indicated that nearly one in ten Hispanic homeowners say that they have missed a mortgage payment or were [...]

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Tags: Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Economics · GWB · Henry Cisneros · Rep. Nydia Velazquez

Seneca: Latinos and the Current Ship of State

March 2nd, 2009 · 14 Comments

President Obama has entered office and confirmed that the nation faces its greatest economic challenge since the 1930′s Great Depression. The menacing economic syndrome of deflation is rearing its ugly head. Prices are collapsing in many markets not just in housing. The current crisis is increasingly characterized as becoming a wide-spread debacle: the consumer confidence [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Congressman Joe Baca · Economics · Education · LULAC · National Council of La Raza · Rep. Albio Sires · Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez · Rep. Ciro Rodriguez · Rep. Ed Pastor · Rep. Henry Cuellar · Rep. John Salazar · Rep. Jose Serrano · Rep. Linda Sanchez · Rep. Loretta Sanchez · Rep. Luis Gutierrez · Rep. Mario Diaz Balart · Rep. Nydia Velazquez · Rep. Raul Grijalva · Rep. Ruben Hinojosa · Rep. Xavier Becerra · Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis · Sen. Mel Martinez · Sen. Robert Menendez · Seneca · teen pregnancy