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Quote of the Day by Rep. Raul Grijalva

July 31st, 2011 · 11 Comments

For those of you following the debt ceiling showdown, this may interest you, and I think this is a solid example of a Latino elected official taking a stand during this crisis. Today Rep. Grijalva put out the following statement about the current pending deal: “This deal trades peoples’ livelihoods for the votes of a [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Rep. Raul Grijalva

Some Quick Thoughts on Today’s Tragedy

January 8th, 2011 · 7 Comments

By now, most people have been made aware of the tragedy in Arizona, where Congresswoman Giffords (D-AZ) and others were shot at a constituent event. Six people were killed including a US District judge, a 9 year old child, and one of Congresswoman Giffords’ aides. From what I have read, I don’t think that we [...]

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Tags: Crime · Rep. Raul Grijalva

Latino Vote 2012: The Elephants In The Room

December 17th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Note: This blog was originally published on November 10, 2010 by Unai Montes-Irueste of Cuentame. It came to my attention after discussion that was prompted by Seneca’s recent blog post on The Latino State of the Union. The material is still very relevant and worth sharing on the eve of the big DREAM act vote [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · community organizing and activism · Democratic Party · Department of Homeland Security · GOP · Immigration · racism · Rep. Raul Grijalva · Republican Party · Tom Tancredo · voting trends

The Battle Over Ethnic Studies in Arizona

September 26th, 2010 · 20 Comments

Back in May, I wrote about how the state of Arizona codified in law a bill, HB 2281, banning ethnic studies curriculums throughout the state. On Thursday, I had the opportunity to listen to the attorney and two plaintiffs (teachers Lorenzo Lopez and Rene Martinez) who are challenging this law in court at a presentation [...]

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Tags: diversity · Education · racism · Rep. Raul Grijalva

What is “Back of the Line” Citizenship?

September 1st, 2010 · 5 Comments

By Pablo Manriquez Last month, after a quick, quiet, morning vote approving approximately $600,000,000.00 in border security funding, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s office issued a statement calling for “comprehensive immigration reform that secures our borders, cracks down on unscrupulous employers, and requires those here illegally to get right with the law, learn English, pay [...]

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Tags: Department of Homeland Security · Economics · Immigration · Rep. Raul Grijalva

Midweek Blog Update in the Latino Political Realm

August 25th, 2010 · 4 Comments

This is just a Wednesday roundup of what is going on in the Latino political sphere. I will be adding more comprehensive blog posts within the next few days. Randy Parraz, the Latino candidate for the Democratic nomination for Senate in Arizona, finished last. I commend him for trying, but it will be interesting to [...]

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Tags: Civil Rights · community organizing and activism · Department of Homeland Security · Economics · Government Accountability · Immigration · John McCain · MALDEF · Rep. Raul Grijalva

Latinos Vilified by Republicans and Ignored by Democrats

August 12th, 2010 · 6 Comments

By Pablo Manriquez Last night, Keith Olbermann reported that Nevada State Senate candidate Sharon Angle (Republican) is shutting out Hispanic media from her campaign, refusing even to send Latino media outlets her campaign’s press releases. In the same clip from MSNBC’s COUNTDOWN, Olbermann shows a clip of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid saying yesterday, “I [...]

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Tags: Democratic Party · GOP · Immigration · Rep. Raul Grijalva · Republican Party

No Country for Brown Women

June 11th, 2010 · 19 Comments

By Pablo Manriquez On 11 February 2009, Celia Alejandra Alvarez-Herrera was arrested by a sheriff’s deputy in a workplace raid during which her jaw was dislocated against a wall.  Regrettably, my notes are obscured by a teardrop that escaped me as she described being beaten with a clipboard for crying out for medical treatment while [...]

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Tags: Civil Rights · Detention · Immigration · Mexico · Rep. Luis Gutierrez · Rep. Raul Grijalva