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November 2012 Archives

Arizona’s Maricopa County Elects Sheriff Arpaio to 6th Consecutive Term

Arizona’s Maricopa County Elects Sheriff Arpaio to 6th Consecutive Term

The immigrant community in the Phoenix area is preparing to live another four years with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who over the past few years has intensified his fight against undocumented migrants. continue reading »

Latinas Played Powerful Role in 2012 Elections

Latinas Played Powerful Role in 2012 Elections

Latinas and other women of color played an historic role in last night’s election, helping President Obama secure key wins in swing states like Ohio, Virginia, Nevada and Colorado. While media analysts are noting the significant women’s vote, in fact Latina and women of color voters provided the winning margin: Seventy-six percent of Latinas and 96 percent of black women voted for Obama. Interestingly, only 65 percent of male Latinos voted for Obama, reflecting the national gender gap. continue reading »

Alejandro Garcia Padilla is Puerto Rico’s New Governor

Alejandro Garcia Padilla is Puerto Rico’s New Governor

Puerto Ricans decided to shift course by electing Alejandro Garcia Padilla of the pro-commonwealth Popular Democratic Party, or PPD, as their new governor. continue reading »

¡Si, Se Puede! – Obama Wins Re-election and Says Gracias to Latino Voters

¡Si, Se Puede! – Obama Wins Re-election and Says Gracias to Latino Voters

¡Si, Se Puede! – President Barrack Obama won re-election last night winning the electoral vote at 303 and the popular vote by 50%, thanks in great part to near-record levels of Latino support. continue reading »

¡Si, Se Puede!  Obama Wins Electoral and Popular Vote for Second Term

¡Si, Se Puede!  Obama Wins Electoral and Popular Vote for Second Term

Democrat Barack Obama pledged after winning a second term as president that the "best is yet to come" for the United States. continue reading »

ELECTION 2012: Strategists Say Hispanic Vote Will be Historic

ELECTION 2012: Strategists Say Hispanic Vote Will be Historic

Democratic campaign strategists say the Hispanic vote will be "historic" in Tuesday's elections and could be the deciding factor of whether Barack Obama wins a second term in the White House. continue reading »

VOTE Then Celebrate Election Day with an ‘Obama’rita’ or a ‘Mint Romney’

VOTE Then Celebrate Election Day with an ‘Obama’rita’ or a ‘Mint Romney’

For many, time and energy has been invested and spent and a lot is riding on today's election. So now that you have voted (if not, get to it!) you can help yourself to one (or both) of these political drinks created by Polar Seltzer. continue reading »

ELECTION TODAY:  Ricky Martin Joins Michelle Obama on Campaign Trail in Florida

ELECTION TODAY:  Ricky Martin Joins Michelle Obama on Campaign Trail in Florida

Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin joined Barack Obama's reelection campaign and stood beside first lady Michelle Obama at a rally in Orlando, Florida, on the eve of America's closest presidential elections in recent times. continue reading »

A Message from MALDEF on Election Day

A Message from MALDEF on Election Day

In key states, Latino voters are confronted with illegal voting barriers that threaten their ability to cast ballots on Election Day. The Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) is fighting to ensure that Latinos continue reading »

ELECTION:  Hispanic Voters in ARizona Energized Around Anti-Immigrant Laws

ELECTION:  Hispanic Voters in ARizona Energized Around Anti-Immigrant Laws

The approval of harsh laws like SB 1070 against undocumented immigration in Arizona has served as an engine to increase voter registration and the mobilization of the vote among Hispanics. continue reading »

On Election Day Latinos Need to Make History with Record Voter Turnout

On Election Day Latinos Need to Make History with Record Voter Turnout

I am urging everyone I know to get off their Laz-y Boys and go out and vote tomorrow. No excuses- not even from all my aunts whose backsides resemble their sofas and think they can vote by yelling at Fox TV – this is a historic vote. continue reading »

Final Latino Decisions Poll:  If Latino Voter Turnout High, Obama Will Carry 4 Key States

Final Latino Decisions Poll:  If Latino Voter Turnout High, Obama Will Carry 4 Key States

ImpreMedia & Latino Decisions today released the last in a series of 11 weekly tracking polls with results suggesting President Obama is poised to win a record high share of the Latino vote, and in turn likely to win key swing states and enough electoral college votes to retain the presidency. continue reading »

Latino Evangelicals and the 2012 Election

Latino Evangelicals and the 2012 Election

Dr. Gaston Espinosa, nationally recognized scholar on Hispanic evangelicals, directed a scientific survey on Latino Religions and the 2012 elections. Espinosa, in cooperation with the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference also issued and published a survey in 2008. The survey captures interesting findings particularly on how Hispanic Catholics and Hispanic Evangelicals are currently leaning as it pertains to the Presidential election. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: What Influences Latino and African Youth Voters

INFOGRAPHIC: What Influences Latino and African Youth Voters

With just 4 days until the 2012 general election, the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning & Education (CIRCLE), the premiere youth think tank based at Tufts University, released an infographic and key summary of polling data, which was released over the last week on youth and the 2012 election. continue reading »

5 Things the Next President Should Learn About Latinos

5 Things the Next President Should Learn About Latinos

Regardless of who wins the Presidential race next Tuesday, there is one undeniable factor in the mix this election: the rise of the importance of the Latino electorate. continue reading »