Maria Teresa Kumar
Q & A: Voto Latino’s Maria Teresa Kumar
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 10/04/2011 - 16:21

Five million. That’s how many voters would be negatively affected by the 19 laws and two executive orders issued in 14 states this year altering voting laws, according to a report released by the New York University School of Law’s Brennan Center for Justice. Among the most affected say Latino leaders: Latinos. The changes, made mostly in heavily Republican states, shorten the time span in which absentee ballots can be cast, and require state-issued photo identification.


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Report Back: President Obama Answers Your Questions!
President Obama: "In my lifetime we will have a Latino candidate for President"
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 09/28/2011 - 15:30

In an unprecedented 50-minute chat streamed live online, President Obama sat down with Latino journalists in the White House’s map room to answer an array of questions posed by Hispanics nationwide. Among his comments: He expects a viable Latino presidential candidate within his lifetime.


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EXCLUSIVE: Ahead of Protests, President Obama Talks to Latina about Immigration
EXCLUSIVE: Ahead of Protests, President Obama Talks to Latina about Immigration
By Galina Espinoza | 08/15/2011 - 16:22

With a “National Day of Action” set for tomorrow to protest President Obama’s decision to involve local police officers in immigration enforcement, Latina asked the President last week to clarify his position on immigration as part of a wide-ranging interview that will appear in the magazine’s November issue.
 


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Latinos Tired of Obama’s Inaction on Immigration Reform
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 08/12/2011 - 15:00

For Emma Lozano, President Barack Obama’s hosting his birthday bash in Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom—the same place, set in a heavily Latino community, where acts like Los Tigres del Norte sing pro-immigrant songs—was “a slap in the face” to Latinos, to whom he’s promised much but come up short. So Lozano and 400 others staged their own bash outside the theater, complete with giant cardboard cake, signs that read “Obama, Don’t Deport My Mama” and “Obama 2010: Most Deportation in US History” and chanting.


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EXCLUSIVE! Republicans Shun Latino Conference
EXCLUSIVE! Republicans Shun Latino Conference
By Galina Espinoza | 07/24/2011 - 20:15

When Janet Murguía, President and CEO of the National Council for La Raza, was planning the group's annual conference in Washington, D.C., she asked President Obama—as well as each of the nine Republicans who have entered the 2012 presidential race—to come speak to the 2,000 or so mostly Latino attendees.

President Obama said yes. All nine Republican presidential candidates said no.


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Voter Registration
Lockbox Voter Drive Pressuring President Obama to Address Immigration Before 2012 Election
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 06/22/2011 - 13:15

The aim is simple but ambitious: Lock up the Latino vote until President Obama uses his presidential powers to stop deportations of undocumented immigrants that separate families.

Election 2010: The Latino Vote

Several Latino organizations and churches, led by Familia Latina Unida, have launched a nationwide campaign to pressure Obama into signing an executive order to halt deportations of illegal immigrants who have U.S. citizen children.


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A Latina Named Political Director of Obama's Reelection Campaign!
By Mariela Rosario | 06/09/2011 - 14:49

President Obama has appointed Katherine Archuleta as the Political Director of his 2012 reelection campaign, dubbed Obama for America. She is the first Latina to ever hold this position for a major presidential campaign.


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Latino Voters Gain Influence for 2012 Elections
Latino Voters Gain Influence for 2012 Elections
By Mariela Rosario | 01/10/2011 - 17:30

Due to a recent redistricting of congressional seats, the Latino vote has an unprecedented opportunity to hold sway over the 2012 elections. According to analysis of Census data by the Pew Hispanic Center, states having disproportionately large amounts of Latino resident have gained congressional seats.


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LATINA VIEW: We Sent an Election Day Message, but Will Politicians Hear Us?
LATINA VIEW: We Sent an Election Day Message, but Will Politicians Hear Us?
By Galina Espinoza | 11/09/2010 - 12:00

It has been a week since the polls closed on this year’s mid-term elections, and during that time pundits have talked about everything from the amount of money spent collectively on federal campaigns (nearly $4 billion, a record), to the number of political ads that aired on TV (more than 1.4 million in October, an all-time high), to, oh right, what the results might mean for America (in a nutshell: we voted for “change,” whatever that means).


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Latino's React to Obama Post-Election
Hispanics Have Mixed Reactions to Obama
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.


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