By Viviana Hurtado | 05/13/2012 - 09:25
President Barack Obama was pushed to take his “principled” stand after his gaffe-prone VP Joe Biden came out this week in support of same-sex marriage, as opposed to civil unions. Mr. Obama told ABC’s Robin Roberts that his evolution on this political hot potato issue is due to not wanting to explain to his daughters that some Americans, such as same sex couples, aren’t allowed the same legal protections as everyone else.
By Mariela Rosario | 11/04/2010 - 18:00
In an election-eve poll published by Latino Decisions, it appears Latinos were split about President Barack Obama's performance thus far.
For the survey, Latino Decisions questioned 3,200 voters in eight key states. When asked if they approved of Obama's handling of immigration reform thus far, 49 percent of Latino voters said they approved while forty percent disapproved.
By Mariela Rosario | 11/02/2010 - 14:30
Even though Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett already confirmed that there was no proof of widespread or systematic voter fraud, many local pro-enforcement groups like Americans for Legal Immigration PAC and Ban Amnesty Now are insisting that the threat exists.
“Democrats are trying to limit their losses on Election Day by cheating and encouraging illegal aliens to vote in the 2010 elections, which by the way is a felony!” ALIPAC President William Gheen wrote on the groups website.
By Mariela Rosario | 10/29/2010 - 09:00
Latinos are undeniably going to make an impact in the 2010 elections—both at the ballot box and as candidates. We even have Hispanics running in states that don't have large Latino populations!
Idaho's only Latino State Representative, Republican Raúl Labrador, is trying to unseat his Democratic opponent, incumbent Walt Minnick for a congressional seat.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 10/28/2010 - 13:49
With the 2010 midterm elections coming up you’re probably wondering what effect the nationwide backlash against undocumented immigrants has had on Latinos as a community. The short answer: Worry and some division, according to a Pew Hispanic Center poll released today.
By Mariela Rosario | 10/23/2010 - 09:00
President Barack Obama is continuing his bid to win the hearts and minds of Latino voters ahead of the 2010 midterm elections on November 2nd. As reported by Fox News Latino, Obama talked with legendary radio host Eddie Piolín Sotelo this week for his nationally broadcast morning show Piolín por la Mañana.
By Grace Bastidas | 10/20/2010 - 17:00
R-E-S-P-E-C-T means a lot to multi-culti band Ozomatli, so much so that the U.S. cultural ambassadors released a bilingual song titled “Respeto” encouraging Latinos to stand up and get to the polls during November’s midterm elections. The track is part of the National Council of La Raza’s Vote for Respect campaign, a call-to-action spurred on by the economic crisis and the anti-immigrant and anti-Latino climate plaguing the United States.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 10/20/2010 - 16:45
As if a recent Pew Hispanic Center report stating that half of Latino registered voters plan not to vote on November 2 weren’t shocking enough, now a Republican group calling itself Latinos for Reform, headed by Robert de Posada, is actually encouraging a poll boycott in online and TV ads.
By Mariela Rosario | 09/16/2010 - 09:30
Primary elections occurred in many states across the country this week. Did you vote? Rosario Dawson gathered some of her famous friends to encourage us all to! Eva Longoria Parker, Jessica Alba, and Wilmer Valderrama are just a few of the celebs who stepped up to encourage young people to get involved in the electoral process and vote for the candidates that share our values and concerns.