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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

Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis Appears in Los Angeles with Mayor Villaraigosa and Senator Boxer

August 15th, 2010 · 5 Comments

Yesterday I had the opportunity to see one of the more revered and respected Latinas in public office, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis at a small event at Los Angeles Trade-Tech College. The Secretary appeared after Mayor Villaraigosa and Senator Boxer addressed a classroom sized gathering of organizers and activists. The event was sponsored by […]

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Tags: Abortion rights · Antonio Villaraigosa · Barack Obama · community organizing and activism · Economics · Immigration · Labor Relations · voting trends

The Latino Vote & the California Gubernatorial Race

August 3rd, 2009 · 8 Comments

It isn’t likely that California will elect a Republican governor next year given the dissatisfaction with Schwarzenegger, and I haven’t heard too much about Meg Whitman on the GOP side other than she is a prolific fundraiser. Following the trend of Latinos favoring the Democrats in the Golden State, I thought it would be worth […]

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Tags: Alex Padilla · Democratic Party · GOP · Labor Relations · Same-sex marriage · voting trends

Seneca: Latinos and the GOP, Part II

March 18th, 2009 · 38 Comments

During the Nixon Administration, the GOP began to assimilate the White South and all its cultural baggage: racial resentment of the African-American progress and the betraying Democratic Party. Meanwhile, Latinos still in overwhelming numbers remained Democrats. It was in the early 80’s with Ronald Reagan and the rise of the religious Evangelical Right that many […]

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Tags: Abortion rights · African-Americans · Barack Obama · Bill Richardson · Democratic Party · diversity · Economics · Evangelicals · Federico Peña · GOP · GWB · Henry Cisneros · Immigration · Sen. Mel Martinez · Seneca · voting trends

Seneca: Latinos & The GOP

March 9th, 2009 · 45 Comments

This is the first of a two part blog piece by Seneca illustrating the history of Latinos and the Republican Party. Recent commentary in the aftermath of the recent Obama victory and the 2006 Democratic Congressional win suggests that the country once again has moved noticeably to the Democrats. This stems from the Iraq War […]

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Tags: African-Americans · Barack Obama · Democratic Party · GOP · GWB · Henry B. Gonzalez · Iraq War · Kennedys · Latino History · Presidential Elections · racism · Seneca · voting trends

Monday Roundup Post in the Latino Political World

November 10th, 2008 · 2 Comments

I’m a little late to the party on this one, but Mayor Villaraigosa’s ex-squeeze, Mirthala Salinas, is pregnant, and she seems happy working at a local AM Spanish language radio station in Los Angeles. She certainly kicked up a lot of dust for reporting on the mayor’s failed marriage, while involving herself with him at the […]

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Tags: Abortion rights · Antonio Villaraigosa · Barack Obama · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · GWB · Hillary Clinton · Mirthala Salinas · Puerto Rico · Rep. Albio Sires · Rep. Loretta Sanchez · Rep. Nydia Velazquez · Sen. Robert Menendez · voting trends

How the Latino Vote Played Out Yesterday

November 5th, 2008 · 3 Comments

The Latino electorate made the difference yesterday for Senator Obama in three battleground states: Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado, and Florida. All four of these states went for President Bush just four years ago, and this time around they turned blue for Senator Obama. Clearly, a majority of Latinos did not have a problem voting for a […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · GWB · Presidential Elections · voting trends