*Republicans Sweep Elections: Where Were Latinos?
*Democrats Keep Control of California
*Immigration Reform Under New Congress?
Youth Turn Tide in Abstentionist District – A young Latino legislator, running against a veteran opponent with 30 years of experience and extensive support from political circles in Phoenix, won, against all predictions, the Democratic candidacy for Congressman. Many give credit to young candidate Ruben Gallego’s strategy of mobilizing voters. How did Gallego get out […]
Latino Voters Could Tip Scales in Senate Elections - Only a few days before the November 4th elections, Latino voters could again make history, electing a record number of Latino congresspeople and depositing a decisive vote in six Senate races and 12 governor’s races. At the same time, if the frustration with President Obama for deferring […]
Barred from Voting in Texas - Close to 600,000 registered voters in Texas could be rejected at the polls this November 4th, because of a law that requires all voters to present photo identification emitted by the state governmnet. Although a federal judge declared the law discriminatory, another court allowed its application in the coming elections. Trapped […]
Battle for Majority Latino District in California – A battle for Congress is raising excitement among voters in California’s Central Valley and capturing the attention of national political leaders. It’s the fight for Congressional District 21, a district with a Latino super-majority, where Democrat Amanda Rentería is going up against well-financed Republican Congressman David Valadao […]
Latino Could be Arizona’s Next School Superintendent – Professor David García is running in the November elections to become Superintendent of public schools in Arizona, a state where a third of the population is Latino, but no Latino has been elected to an executive state position for four decades. Though García is competing under the […]
*Blue Cross Accused of Misleading Consumers
*Creating Theater for Community
*Parents Protest Use of New School Funds in CA District
*Latina Moms in New York Seek to Increase Access to Schools
Robotics Club Inspires Latinos to Study Science - Latinos have long been under represented in math, science, and technology careers. Though Latino college students choose these majors in numbers relatively comparable to white students, in the end, they end up graduating with a degree in these fields at a much lower rate. In Phoenix, Arizona, a robotics club […]
Unaccompanied Minors from Mexico Deported Immediately – Though public attention on children detained at the border has centered around those who migrate from Central America, a large part of those who cross alone are from Mexico. Many of these minors are also fleeing violence and abuse, but even so, the majority of Mexican children are […]