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Hilda Solis confirmed as Sec of Labor, Finally!

February 24th, 2009 · 12 Comments

The 51 year old Congresswoman from California, Hilda Solis (D-El Monte) was confirmed by the Senate today with a 80 to 17 vote. Republicans in the Senate were stalling on her nomination over fears that Solis is going to make it easier to join unions. “Lions, and tigers, and workers, oh my!” I have written posts […]

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Tags: Congressional Hispanic Caucus · GOP · Labor Relations · Rep. Hilda Solis · Rep. Nydia Velazquez · Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis · Vice President Biden

With or without her (Loretta Sanchez)

January 27th, 2009 · 51 Comments

Today there was a pretty informative piece in Roll Call about Loretta Sanchez’s role in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. It looks like some members of the CHC are weighing whether to invite Loretta Sanchez back into the caucus after the much publicized fight with former caucus Chair Joe Baca. If you remember, Sanchez accused Congressman […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Congressman Joe Baca · Hillary Clinton · Rep. Linda Sanchez · Rep. Loretta Sanchez · Rep. Nydia Velazquez

Seneca’s thoughts on The Latino Agenda: First Year or Two of the Obama Administration

January 20th, 2009 · 32 Comments

As President Obama places his hand on Lincoln’s Bible to be sworn as the 44th President of The United States, history is clearly being made: it is the first African-American to occupy the office. In fact there has been no Jew, Italian, Frenchman, Southern or Eastern European descendant or Latino elected President of the U.S. The […]

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Tags: African-Americans · Barack Obama · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Congressman Joe Baca · health care · Hillary Clinton · Immigration · Iraq War · LULAC · MALDEF · National Council of La Raza · Rep. Hilda Solis · Rep. Jose Serrano · Rep. Lincoln Diaz Balart · Rep. Linda Sanchez · Rep. Loretta Sanchez · Rep. Luis Gutierrez · Rep. Nydia Velazquez · Rep. Raul Grijalva · Rep. Silvestre Reyes · Rep. Solomon Ortiz · Sen. Ken Salazar · Sen. Robert Menendez · Seneca

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

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

Hate Strikes Again in NY!

December 9th, 2008 · 8 Comments

About six weeks ago, an FBI report came out showing that hate crimes against Latinos had risen for the fourth year in a row. The nativist movement and the strong anti-immigration rhetoric that comes with it is tragically being carried over into physical violence. On Sunday in Brooklyn, two Ecuadorean brothers were attacked with a beer bottle and […]

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Tags: Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Crime · Immigration · racism · Rep. Nydia Velazquez

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