Politics & Elections

Rentería y Valadao en segundo debate televisivo

Battle for Majority Latino District in California

If she wins, Rentería will become the first Latina congressperson in the entire Central Valley. This week, U.S. vice-president Joe Biden came to Bakersfield to energize Democrats in favor of Rentería. Our correspondent Rubén Tapia reports from the event.

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Deportations and Electoral Politics. Also, Rubén Gallego.

President Obama gave a speech to Latino leaders addressing deep concerns about his decision to delay executive action on deportations. Obama encouraged his audience to get their constituents out to vote. An analyst comments on the repercussions of this issue on the upcoming elections. Guest: Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director, America’s Voice, Cleveland, OH, www.americasvoice.org Also, […]

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Voter Deadlines. Also, New U.S. War.

On the voter registration deadline for states like Texas, Florida and Pennsylvania, a civic leader announces last-minute efforts to energize Latino voters across the East Coast. He also comments on Florida’s voter purge moves against non-citizens as well as a state law that affects the voting rights of ex-convicts. Also commented was the impact of […]

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(Español) ¿Se puede?

(Español) Para la elección del mes que viene, no obstante, la movilización de votantes hispanos en lugares como Colorado enfrenta escollos. Como me indicó una joven votante con padrastro y esposo indocumentados: los latinos que saldrán a votar en la contienda Udall-Gardner “son los que temen tener a Cory Gardner en ese escaño”.

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America by the Numbers. Also, Guadalupe Rivera Marín: 90th Birthday.

Journalist María Hinojosa tells the story of the “new America mainstream” in a new TV documentary series to be aired this fall on PBS. The series, titled “America by the Numbers,” explores the growing number and influence of Asians, Latinos, African Americans, immigrants, LGBT and other groups, as well as the meaning of these demographic […]

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Latino Voters. Also, David García.

With midterm elections almost a month away, a political expert comments on the projected impact of the Latino vote and the efforts to register more voters and train new leaders. He says Latino voter turnout will be higher than in 2010, there will be less participation from independent voters and Latino groups discuss punishment voting […]

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(Español) Pone el gobernador a California al frente de la lucha por los derechos civiles y laborales

(Español) Y en esta ola de políticas públicas de corte progresista, se dio también a conocer que los trabajadores nacidos en el extranjero o fuera de California recibirán nuevas protecciones contra inescrupulosos contratistas de mano de obra extranjera.

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Defeating Voter Abstention.

On National Voter Registration Day, dozens of national Latino groups join forces in a coordinated effort to register voters for the November 4 mid-term election. They expect Latinos to vote in record numbers for a mid-term election. What’s the mood among Latino voters? Will they show up to the polls this year? An expert on […]

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(Español) Con las elecciones encima, leyes restrictivas y temas de campaña hacen su trabajo de zapa

(Español) Pero son precisamente estos votantes de las minorías étnicas, de raza y de género los que están sufriendo los embates de las leyes restrictivas para el votante, que galopan por el territorio nacional. A esto habría que añadir las promesas que Obama ha incumplido, como algo que puede atizar la hoguera del desánimo y el hastío.

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(Español) La independencia del voto latino

(Español) Los votantes latinos como sus hermanos, dice, enfrentan un dilema: “En las elecciones que vienen los latinos votarán demócrata por el miedo a que gane un republicano que haga más daño, o no votarán. Es una estrategia muy sucia que los demócratas están usando”.

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