Entries Tagged as 'Voting Rights'

Let the Redistricting Begin

January 4th, 2011 · 2 Comments

By Cristina Villarreal The U.S. Census Bureau recently began releasing the results of the 2010 Census, and will continue to do so for the next year. On April 1, 2010 the resident population of the United States was 308,745,538. The census results are used to determine reapportionment and redistricting. Reapportionment can already be determined with the […]

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Tags: Government Accountability · MALDEF · Voting Rights

Post Midterm Politics & the Implications for Latinos

November 12th, 2010 · 10 Comments

By Melissa Beatriz Skolnick With just over a week after the midterm elections, it seems as though people have gone back to the pattern of everyday life. Yet as someone who is studying social work in today’s society, I find myself constantly thinking about the implications of this election especially for minorities. According to an […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · GOP · Government Accountability · Immigration · Presidential Elections · Republican Party · Voting Rights

November 2 could be “Brown Pride” Day

November 1st, 2010 · 9 Comments

Lalo Alcaraz caught my attention this evening when he tweeted this poster. With Meg Whitman falling behind in the polls and her lackluster show of Latino support in recent weeks, Jerry Brown does seem poised to capture the majority of the Latino vote in tomorrow’s election for the governorship. I thought that this image was […]

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Tags: Voting Rights · voting trends

Another Get Out The Vote Message…

October 30th, 2010 · 1 Comment

this time brought to you via the folks at This creatively gives a glimpse into the movement to suppress Latino voter turnout and other political participation. Please share this message with your friends and family, and don’t forget to vote on Tuesday. When I asked Presente about why they crafted this GOTV message, Favianna […]

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Tags: Civil Rights · community organizing and activism · Immigration · racism · Voting Rights

Making An Effort to Get Out the Latino Vote

October 4th, 2010 · 2 Comments

In an effort to get out the Latino vote for the upcoming midterm elections, VotoLatino has come out with a few new public service announcements. These are definitely geared for more youthful voters, and hopefully they will have an impact. Midterm elections traditionally have a lower turnout, and many are predicting that Latino voter turnout […]

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Tags: community organizing and activism · Voting Rights · voting trends

Hillary’s Debacle as Honduran Democracy is Served Up

November 28th, 2009 · 17 Comments

One issue that has been of recent concern on this blog is the coup and pending elections in Honduras tomorrow. It has been five months since the de facto rulers of Honduras have ousted the democratically elected Mel Zelaya with the military, illegally exiling him. In following due process, Zelaya should have been charged through […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Civil Rights · Foreign Policy · Hillary Clinton · Latin American Foreign Policy · Presidential Elections · Voting Rights

Q & A with Nathan Gonzalez, author of Engaging Iran

June 22nd, 2009 · 6 Comments

Nathan Gonzalez is an expert on Iran, and last week, I read his insightful and timely blog post that was featured on the front page of the Huffington Post about the most recent events unfolding in that country. Sometimes we are focused in our Latino politics realm that we don’t fully contemplate the events happening in other parts […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · diversity · Foreign Policy · GWB · Iraq War · Presidential Elections · Supreme Court · Technology · Voting Rights

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