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October 2012 Archives

Yoani Sanchez From Cuba: Hurricane Sandy’s Aftermath in Cuba

Yoani Sanchez From Cuba: Hurricane Sandy’s Aftermath in Cuba

Thursday morning will never be forgotten by thousands of people in Eastern Cuba. The wind, flying roofs, heavy rains and trees falling on streets and houses, will remain as permanent memories of Hurricane Sandy. continue reading »

In Arizona, Latino Mormons at a Crossroads

In Arizona, Latino Mormons at a Crossroads

José Hernández hasn’t made up his mind about who he’s going to vote for in the upcoming election. “I like things about both, Romney and Obama,” said Hernández, 29, who works as an electrician in Mesa, Arizona. He says he likes that Republican continue reading »

Targeting Latino Voters in Campaign Communications: New Evidence and Insights

Targeting Latino Voters in Campaign Communications: New Evidence and Insights

Hispanics are now the largest minority group in the United States at 16.5 percent of the population and are one of the most sought after groups of voters in swing areas across the country. However, surveys reveal that Hispanics, compared to non-Hispanic whites and African-Americans, have a lower share continue reading »

Early Voting and Absentee Balloting- Helpful Tools

Early Voting and Absentee Balloting- Helpful Tools

Now is our time to vote! In a mere two weeks the winner of the presidential race will be decided, and the local and state candidates will be selected by the people. By participating in the electoral process, we can assert that our community is involved in continue reading »

Team Romney Struggling to Connect with Nevada’s Latinos

Team Romney Struggling to Connect with Nevada’s Latinos

Drive a few miles northeast from the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, and you’ll reach the Latino parts of Sin City. This is an area of Vegas most visitors don’t see – grocery stores, dry cleaners and playgrounds. And now, sandwiched between stores at a strip mall: A Team Romney campaign office. continue reading »

Will Latino Voters Turn Out this November?

Will Latino Voters Turn Out this November?

Campaigns and political observers are in agreement that Latino voters will be one of the key factors in this year’s presidential race. As we have pointed out, Latino voters’ influence will hinge on both margin (head-to-head polling) and mobilization (eventual turnout). continue reading »

The Problem With Sofia The First, Disney’s First Latina Princess, Isn’t Just Race

The Problem With Sofia The First, Disney’s First Latina Princess, Isn’t Just Race

Disney is introducing Sofia, who is supposed to be its first Latina princess, in a television special, Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess, that will air November 18 on the Disney Channel. The problem—or depending on how you see it, upside of the character—though, is that the only indication that we have that Sofia is Hispanic is that Disney is telling us that she is: continue reading »

No Text is Worth a Life: It Can Wait – 54% of Hispanic Teens admit to Texting and Driving

No Text is Worth a Life: It Can Wait – 54% of Hispanic Teens admit to Texting and Driving

National No Texting While Driving Pledge Day was celebrated on September 19, 2012. More recently, October 14-20th marks National Teen Driver Awareness Week. Both of these occasions reminded me of when I took a ride in AT&T’s state-of-the-art virtual reality simulator at the League of United Latin American Citizen’s (LULAC) conference in Orlando, this summer. continue reading »

Presidential Debates Ignore Other Big Ticket Items

Presidential Debates Ignore Other Big Ticket Items

When the presidential debate dust finally settles, President Obama and GOP Presidential foe Mitt Romney will have spent a grand total of four and one half hours battering each other on who can do the best or worst job on tax reform, job creation, deficit reduction, staunching Iran’s nukes, and getting a grip on Middle East affairs. continue reading »

Maryland DREAM Act is a Smart Economic Investment

Maryland DREAM Act is a Smart Economic Investment

Education is an investment that yields sizeable dividends over time. Well-educated students go on to become well-educated workers who earn more, pay more in taxes, and are less likely to rely upon public benefits. continue reading »

Gasoducto: Puerto Rico’s Pipeline Project Is Dead- Gutierrez Proud to Have Played a Part

Gasoducto: Puerto Rico’s Pipeline Project Is Dead- Gutierrez Proud to Have Played a Part

Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL), reacts to the breaking news that the permit application to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was withdrawn for the massive natural gas pipeline project in Puerto Rico known as the Gasoducto or Via Verde Project. continue reading »

Pro-Lifers, Catholics-Mitt Romney made approximately $50 million dollars from the Abortion Industry

Pro-Lifers, Catholics-Mitt Romney made approximately $50 million dollars from the Abortion Industry

Truth is stranger than fiction. You can’t make this stuff up because nobody would believe you. Mitt Romney’s business record is his chief qualification to be President, he says. Did you know that Mitt continue reading »

Republicans Fail To Improve Their Image Among Latinos, But Have Opportunity on Education

Republicans Fail To Improve Their Image Among Latinos, But Have Opportunity on Education

The latest impreMedia-Latino Decisions tracking poll released today revealed a continued trend in support for President Obama, and increased dissatisfaction with Republican outreach towards Latino voters, with a possible opening for Romney on his education plan. continue reading »

Poll Shows Latino Voters Rank Education Higher than Healthcare, Split on Solutions

Poll Shows Latino Voters Rank Education Higher than Healthcare, Split on Solutions

The latest impreMedia-Latino Decisions tracking poll released today revealed a continued trend in support for President Obama, and increased dissatisfaction with Republican outreach towards Latino voters. Sixty-seven percent of Latino voters said that if the election were held today they are certain to vote for Barack Obama, compared to just 15% for Romney. continue reading »

New Report Reveals the Economic Benefits Of Passing the DREAM Act

New Report Reveals the Economic Benefits Of Passing the DREAM Act

What would happen if the United States were to grant a pathway to legal status to an estimated 2.1 million eligible youth in our country by pass­ing the DREAM Act? That’s the focus of a new report released by the Center for American Progress and Partnership for a New American Economy. continue reading »