Taking Over: Voting

We are an important voting block

The impact of the Latino block was felt in a big way when we helped Barack Obama win key western states and you can count on it being crucial again in 2012’s presidential election. But this year, we flexed our muscle without casting a vote, when, after months of intense protests and pressure from immigrants and activists, President Obama suspended deportations for 300,000 people in order to review each case and make sure that only criminal offenders are being sent back. That’s power.

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Miranda Noland, Senior Photo Editor, Digital

Miranda Noland is the Senior Photo Editor for Latina.com. She handles all the photo needs for the site and occasionally writes a thing or two. Growing up in a small town in Missouri, she collected (and hoarded) magazines and dreamed of working at one someday. She studied art and design at Drury University and moved to New York City after graduating. She loves being an aunt to her two nephews and has recently moved to be closer to them. She's a pop culture junkie who watches way too much television, and she still hoards magazines.