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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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WATCH: MSNBC Town Hall on Immigration
WATCH: MSNBC Beyond Borderlines Town Hall on Immigration
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 11/16/2010 - 09:00

You couldn’t be faulted for thinking that Beyond Borderlines, MSNBC’s two-hour live special on immigration that aired last night, was just going to be another clueless attempt to discuss the issue. But in a live show that seemed at once chock-full of information and a bit rushed, MSNBC did a pretty good job of exploring the divisive topic.

Immigration is a complex subject and the program reflected that, giving time to such hot-button issues as immigration enforcement, education and the DREAM Act, the Latino vote and the movement to repeal or modify the 14th amendment.


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Election Day!
Election Day!
By Stacey Rivera | 11/02/2010 - 08:44

After months of politicians courting our vote, and in some cases urging us not to vote, Election Day is finally here. While the outcome of the elections is unclear, what is clear is that these elections will be more influenced by Latinos than ever before. Still unsure who to vote for, or even if you are voting today? Read our election coverage here.

Republicans Urge Latinos Not to Vote in Nevada


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Voto Latino's Maria Teresa Kumar: "This election is critically important"
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 11/01/2010 - 11:20

In the past month, we’ve gotten discouraging news about and for Latino voters: A Pew Hispanic poll said that 50 percent of registered Latino voters planned to skip the election, at least one group (Latinos for Reform) was urging Latinos to stay home as a way to protesting its perceived inaction to our issues by President Obama and Democrats, and while some candidates tried every which way to get our votes, others were using blatantly racist ads that made Latinos look like thugs. What’s a voter to think?


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WATCH: Voto Latino's United We Win PSA
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.


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What "The New America" Looks Like
By Mariela Rosario | 04/16/2010 - 13:40

Mun2 is airing a news special tomorrow at April 17th 3:30 PM EST/9:00 PM PST entitled The New America which showcases a variety of Latinos in the United States who represent our community.


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Watch: Rosario Dawson, Wilmer Valderrama & Ana Ortiz Star in 2010 Census PSA's
By Mariela Rosario | 03/24/2010 - 15:00

Rosario Dawson rounded up a posse of fellow Latino celebs like Ana Ortiz, Demi Lovato and Wilmer Valderrama to make a series of PSA's about the importance of filling out the 2010 United States census. Every ten years, the census is used by the government as the primary means of determining demographic and population data, which then influences how funds for everything from education to healthcare are


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Jennifer Lopez, Alejandro Sanz and More Join the Party for Obama!
By Monica Herrera | 01/09/2009 - 09:48

The Latino Inaugural Gala is shaping up to be one mega-starstudded affair! Jennifer Lopez is now set to ring in Barack Obama's presidency along with her husband Marc Anthony, who was confirmed with Paulina Rubio as a headlining performer earlier this week.


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Rosario Dawson Encourages Young Latinos to Vote
By smundhra | 07/24/2008 - 09:58

Rosario Dawson is not just a pretty face. Rather than being one of those celebrities who simply lends her name and likeness to a cause, Rosario is putting her time and energy where her mouth is: in this case, to raise awareness for her nonprofit organization Voto Latino.


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