Hispanics In Fourth Day of Protests in Anaheim Against Alleged Police Brutality

By: Wednesday July 25, 2012 4:22 pm

Violence plagued the city of Anaheim, home to Disneyland, last night, as protests against a series of officer-involved deaths turned ugly. Protests continued into the 4th day after police shootings resulting in the deaths of two Hispanic men, the sixth this year to be shot by Anaheim police.

Growing Importance of Hispanic Vote for Obama

By: Tuesday June 19, 2012 11:10 am

President Obama currently holds a seven point lead over Mitt Romney in Colorado according to a new PPP poll of the state. What is must interesting about the poll is why Obama is leading: it’s driven in large part by a huge lead among Hispanics.

Voters Overwhelmingly Back Obama’s Immigration Move

By: Tuesday June 19, 2012 8:10 am

President Obama’s new move to help undocumented children may already be paying off serious political dividends. The policy change is extremely popular with likely voters.

Deferred Action for DREAMers a Victory for Networked Political Organizing

By: Saturday June 16, 2012 7:52 am

The DREAM Act was not a lonely fight, and it suggests positive possibilities ahead for networked coalitions working together. It was a movement win.

White House to Grant Immunity, Work Permits to DREAMers

By: Friday June 15, 2012 7:54 am

The Department of Homeland Security will grant immunity from deportation to so-called “DREAMers,” undocumented immigrants brought to America as children, and give them work permits to stay in the country.

DoJ Sues Joe Arpaio for Civil Rights Violations

By: Thursday May 10, 2012 6:13 pm

The Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division has filed suit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, alleging discriminatory police conduct against Latino citizens.

The Failed American Voter Registration System

By: Monday May 7, 2012 4:17 pm

It never becomes the top-shelf, salient issue in American elections until after one or two get stolen. But the permanent discriminated class we’re building out of voter suppression laws should be the headline story to the party that stands to lose the most from the situation. Voter registration among Hispanics and African-Americans has dropped significantly since 2008.

Obama Promises to Take On Immigration Reform in First Year of Second Term

By: Saturday April 14, 2012 4:00 pm

President Obama told a Spanish-language television network, in an interview that will be aired this Sunday, that he would try to pass comprehensive immigration reform “in the first year of my second term.” When running for President in 2008, then-Senator Obama said basically the same thing, promising to tackle immigration reform in his first year in office. That never happened, as health care and the economy dominated the first year of policymaking.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Tom Zoellner, A Safeway in Arizona: What the Gabrielle Giffords Shooting Tells Us About the Grand Canyon State and Life in America

By: Saturday February 11, 2012 1:59 pm

It has been a year and a month since the day the shots pierced the heart of Arizona on January 8, 2011. In all, 19 victims were shot. Six lives were taken and Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords gravely wounded. Friends, families, a state and a nation were torn at their emotional seams.

The news crews came for their live shots, talking heads talked, pundits opined, quick clues to a deeper cause and meaning sought and catharsis stated to have been reached in a stirring memorial led by an eloquent President. Over time, the initial raw wounds seemed to merge into the amazing evolving story of strength, resilience and recovery of Gabby Giffords. And, to be sure, there are few parallels in public life to the resilience and recovery of Gabby, it has been stunning, heartwarming and inspirational.

Outcry to Brewer-Obama Exchange Reflects Growing Hispanic Political Awareness

By: Saturday January 28, 2012 7:53 am

I’m not going to get into the drama of Barack Obama’s run-in with Arizona Governor Jan Brewer at the airport. It’s just cable news fodder, so let them handle it. What does interest me is the fact that the biggest sub-group of Arizonans fascinated with the exchange are the Latino community, an indicator of why Obama went to Arizona in the first place.

Democrats see the chance that President Obama’s heated exchange with Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona on the airport tarmac in Phoenix could help him with the Hispanic voters he came West to court this week.

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