By Sandra Guzman | 09/06/2013 - 12:50
It’s a testament to the tenacity of John Liu, the City’s Comptroller and mayoral candidate, that despite the devastating decision by the New York City Campaign Finance board to deny him public matching funds recently after three of his fundraisers were found guilty of campaign fraud, he is still in the Democratic primary race. And he is not quitting. “It’s a terrible decision and very unfortunate,” he says. “But we’re going full speed ahead.”
By Sandra Guzman | 09/06/2013 - 11:05
New York City mayoral candidate Christine Quinn is fond of saying that her favorite New Yorkers are Patience and Fortitude, the two majestic lions that guard the entrance of the city’s grand public library on the famed Fifth Avenue. She’ll need plenty of both as her quest to become the city’s first female mayor nears the finish line.
By Sandra Guzman | 08/31/2013 - 12:00
Spend any time on the campaign trail with New York City mayoral aspirant Bill de Blasio, a towering man the height of the average NBA player, and you will understand why the married father of two is climbing steadily in the polls.
His approach with voters is part professor, part father, and part friendly neighbor next door. By far the most liberal of the candidates, the city’s Public Advocate shows a soft approach to tough questions hurled at him by voters exasperated with a city that seems to work lovely for some and not so for others.
By Sandra Guzman | 08/30/2013 - 10:45
Note: As part of Latina’s commitment to exploring issues that matter to you, today we start a series on one of the most important political races going on now: the mayoral race in the biggest city in the country, New York, whose Latinos number 2.4 million out of nearly 8.3 million total residents—a quarter of the Big Apple’s electorate. One out of every five voters heading to the voting booth is expected to be one of us.
By Samantha Leal | 08/23/2013 - 09:40
Voto Latino will join civil rights leaders on Saturday, August 24 at the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington to call for leaders to expand Latinos' access to the polls and a path to citizenship for aspiring Americans.
Maria Teresa Kumar, President and CEO of Voto Latino, will address a crowd of thousands at the Lincoln Memorial.
By Amaris Castillo | 08/09/2013 - 11:14
In time, undocumented immigrants in Puerto Rico will be able to obtain temporary driver’s licenses.
According to NBC Latino, Alejandro Javier García Padilla signed into law a bill that would allow undocumented immigrants to apply for a license in about a year. Both undocumented immigrants and migrant workers will be able to apply for 6-year drivers licenses.
By Irina Gonzalez | 07/24/2013 - 17:10
First Lady Michelle Obama is nothing if not the strongest advocate fighting the childhood obesity epidemic. From launching the Let’s Move campaign to tirelessly living a healthy lifestyle herself (I mean, have you SEEN those toned arms?!), she’s someone that we can’t help but admire.
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/03/2013 - 10:31
If Latinos had to choose between Marco Rubio or Hilary Clinton for president in 2016, it seems Clinton would be the winner.
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/20/2013 - 11:13
Brace yourselves, California chicas! Your state may have a Latino governor very soon.
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/19/2013 - 17:57
Word on the street (or rather word from financial analysts) is changes to immigration law could cut billions from the federal deficit over the next two decades.