Friday, September 25, 2020

DREAMers Weigh In On Obama’s Immigration Reform Plan

For some dreamers, President Barack Obama demonstrated a new form of leadership on Tuesday when he unveiled his own framework for an immigration reform. But for others, he fell short of expectations. Cristina Jimenez, managing director of the United We Dream Network, said she welcomes Obama’s immigration reform proposal, but criticized the president saying he could’ve been […]

Voces Verdes: Latino Leaders Take Stance on Environmental Pollution

Voces Verdes, an independent, non-partisan organization of Latino leaders advocating for the environment, has long taken a stance against the negative health impact that pollution has on Hispanic communities. Earlier this month, Voces Verdes and partners took their concerns about harmful pollutants to the White House, asking for the Environmental Protection Agency and the Obama […]

December Jobs Report: 155K Jobs Added, Unemployment Stagnant

According to the December jobs report, U.S. employers added 155,000 jobs in December, a steady gain that shows hiring held up during the tense negotiations to resolve the fiscal cliff. The solid job growth wasn’t enough to push down the unemployment rate, which stayed 7.8 percent last month, the Labor Department said Friday. The rate for November was revised […]

Puerto Ricans Mourn Two of Their Own in Sandy Hook Shooting

As people around the world continue to react to the senseless Sandy Hook shooting in Newtown, Conn., many reactions showcase grief and outrage, but also something not many feel at a time like this—approval. In Puerto Rico, Gov. Luis Fortuño declared four days of mourning. The mayor of the municipality of Maunabo, Jorge Marquez, lost his six-year-old […]

Mitt Romney Offers Negative Remarks on Blacks, Latinos, and Young Voters

In the aftermath of presidential campaigns, it’s rare that you give much thought to the legacy or character of the losing candidate. Usually losing candidates disappear into the shadows of political footnotes. Sometimes, the world even comes to appreciate those candidates in the way we never anticipated. Al Gore, for instance, withdrew from a race […]

Obama Widens Lead Among Latino Voters

During the summer, Republicans expressed optimism that Mitt Romney would be able to rake up more support among Latino voters before the elections. But the latest impreMedia-Latino Decisions tracking poll shows the Republican presidential candidate hasn’t improved his favorability among Latinos. The poll released Monday shows President Barack Obama has the support of 73 percent of Latino registered voters while 21 percent of them say they […]

‘National Voter Registration Day’ Used to Boost Efforts to Increase Latino Voter Turnout

Today is National Voter Registration Day, and organizations such as Voto Latino, the League of United Latino American Citizens and the National Council of La Raza are boosting their efforts to motivate a larger Latino turnout. According to the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, there is a predicted 12.2 million Latinos who […]

Texas Redistricting Discriminates Against Latinos, Federal Judges Rule

Texas statewide redistricting plans were overturned Tuesday by federal district court judges in Washington D.C., providing credence to the charge that the plans discriminates against Latino voters. The state was seeking preclearance under section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. This section requires lawmakers to get approval from the federal government before enacting laws based on the state’s […]

Latino vote efforts lag with young U.S. Hispanics, experts say

Latinos might have more incentive to vote due to the immigration climate this year, but presidential campaigns and the media are lagging with strategic messaging, several political analysts say. And that lag in engagement strategy centers on the Latino youth. Although the Latino youth vote is still up for grabs, with more than 50,000 U.S. […]

VOXXI joins Face the Facts USA, a project of George Washington University, Introduces “100 Facts in 100 Days”

        MIAMI, FL (July 30, 2012) – VOXXI, the premier site for independent analysis and commentary with a Hispanic focus, announced today that it joined forces with Face the Facts USA, a new nonpartisan, multi-platform content hub and civic engagement initiative dedicated to elevating the tone of national debate with provocative facts. […]