Friday, July 19, 2024

Guest Blogger: Former Gov. Bill Richardson “Clean Power Plan a Win All-Around”

Earlier this year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed the first-ever limits on the nation’s biggest source of heat-trapping gases that are driving climate change, the carbon pollution pouring into the air from fossil fuel power plants. This is the most important step we can take to ensure healthy, productive lives for our children […]

IL and TX Hispanic population demand more political influence

Illinois Republicans and Texas Democrats are preparing to file lawsuits under the Voting Rights Act that will increase their respective states’ Hispanic-majority districts. It is evident that Latinos are disproportionately represented in Congress with only 24 House members (17 Democrats and 7 Republicans), but with over 50.5 million counted in the 2010 Census, the Hispanic […]

Obama’s Choice: Appoint a Latino Secretary of Commerce

Here’s a choice to ponder. We can either complain about how we’re not taken seriously, or we can take ourselves seriously. We’ve been talking a pretty big game about the Census numbers and how Latinos are the fastest growing community in the US, poised to change the country’s workforce, markets and politics. But I’m reminded […]

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson Says Arizona Law Will OK Racial Profiling

Appearing on CBS’s Face the Nation on Sunday, Governor Bill Richardson of New Mexico criticized Arizona’s SB 1070 for what he says will “ok” racial profiling.  Richardson also said the anti-immigrant legislation could send the country into a “constitutional crisis.” “It is going to lead to racial profiling. Anybody that looks Hispanic is going to […]

Richardson's Withdrawl Disappoints Latinos

Following Bill Richardson’s announcement of his withdrawal as nominee for commerce secretary in Obama’s administration, Latinos have been left feeling disappointed because many viewed the New Mexico governor as their biggest leader and representative in Washington. Although Hilda Solis and Ken Salazar have already been named to fill Cabinet positions, Richardson’s absence will surely be […]