By Viviana Hurtado | 02/13/2013 - 16:31
I was one a few dozen people invited to an exclusive State of the Union Social at the White House with an “enhanced” speech. Staffers, interns, and techies made graphics for the TV monitor that illustrated with data key parts of President Barack Obama’s address.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 01/25/2012 - 11:33
When President Barack Obama gave his state of the union speech on Tuesday night, Latinos played a role in the event, whether it was POTUS’s mention of immigration reform or the key (and surprising!) Latinos in the audience. Here are five Latino moments from last night's state of the union.
1. Homeless student Samantha Garvey attends the speech
By Mariela Rosario | 01/25/2011 - 09:30
When President Obama stands in front of the nation tonight for the State of the Union address, two Latinos will be seated right next to him in Michelle Obama's guest box.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 01/24/2011 - 17:00
Latinos and other communities of color—hit harder in the recession and recovering much slower than whites—have a deeper economic hole to climb out of and the government should target them specifically with quality jobs, according to a report released by the Center for American Progress on the eve of President Barack Obama’s state of the union address on Tuesday.
By Galina Espinoza | 01/20/2011 - 15:45
When President Obama takes to the podium next week and delivers his annual State of the Union address, he will be trying to rally a country that, politically, needs Latinos more than ever before.
According to an analysis of 2010 U.S. Census data conducted earlier this month by the Pew Hispanic Center, a record 20.1 million of the 48.4 million Hispanics in this country are now eligible to vote. And our numbers are growing faster in the states (such as Florida and Nevada) that, based on the Census, will be getting additional seats in Congress.