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New York's Mayoral Race: Bill Thompson
New York's Mayoral Race: Bill Thompson
By Sandra Guzman | 09/09/2013 - 13:48

Four years ago, despite being outspent by $80 million dollars, Democratic mayoral hopeful, Bill Thompson came thisclose to beating his wealthy Republican opponent, Michael Bloomberg.  This election cycle however is proving to be more difficult for the former City Comptroller.


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New York Mayoral Race: Adolfo Carrion
New York's Mayoral Race: Adolfo Carrion
By Sandra Guzman | 09/09/2013 - 13:11
Adolfo Carrión knows this for sure, come November, he will be the only Latino choice for mayor on the ballot. The lifelong Democrat who served in the City Council, President of the Bronx and in the Obama Whitehouse, shocked supporters early this year when he abandoned the party to run for mayor on the Independence Party line. According to Carrión, both parties no longer serve the needs of voters, particularly communities of color.

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New York's Mayoral Race: John Liu
New York's Mayoral Race: John Liu
By Sandra Guzman | 09/06/2013 - 12:50

It’s a testament to the tenacity of John Liu, the City’s Comptroller and mayoral candidate, that despite the devastating decision by the New York City Campaign Finance board to deny him public matching funds recently after three of his fundraisers were found guilty of campaign fraud, he is still in the Democratic primary race. And he is not quitting. “It’s a terrible decision and very unfortunate,” he says. “But we’re going full speed ahead.”


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New York's Mayoral Race: Christine Quinn
New York's Mayoral Race: Christine Quinn
By Sandra Guzman | 09/06/2013 - 11:05

New York City mayoral candidate Christine Quinn is fond of saying that her favorite New Yorkers are Patience and Fortitude, the two majestic lions that guard the entrance of the city’s grand public library on the famed Fifth Avenue. She’ll need plenty of both as her quest to become the city’s first female mayor nears the finish line.


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New York's Mayoral Race: Bill de Blasio
New York's Mayoral Race: Bill de Blasio
By Sandra Guzman | 08/31/2013 - 12:00

Spend any time on the campaign trail with New York City mayoral aspirant Bill de Blasio, a towering man the height of the average NBA player, and you will understand why the married father of two is climbing steadily in the polls.

His approach with voters is part professor, part father, and part friendly neighbor next door. By far the most liberal of the candidates, the city’s Public Advocate shows a soft approach to tough questions hurled at him by voters exasperated with a city that seems to work lovely for some and not so for others.


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Special Series: New York’s Mayoral Race
By Sandra Guzman | 08/30/2013 - 10:45

Note: As part of Latina’s commitment to exploring issues that matter to you, today we start a series on one of the most important political races going on now: the mayoral race in the biggest city in the country, New York, whose Latinos number 2.4 million out of nearly 8.3 million total residents—a quarter of the Big Apple’s electorate. One out of every five voters heading to the voting booth is expected to be one of us.


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Maria Teresa Kumar during the I'm Ready for Immigration Reform press event
Voto Latino to March on Washington
By Samantha Leal | 08/23/2013 - 09:40

Voto Latino will join civil rights leaders on Saturday, August 24 at the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington to call for leaders to expand Latinos' access to the polls and a path to citizenship for aspiring Americans.

Maria Teresa Kumar, President and CEO of Voto Latino, will address a crowd of thousands at the Lincoln Memorial.


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Puerto Rico DRAFT
Puerto Rico Granting Temporary Licenses to Undocumented Immigrants
By Amaris Castillo | 08/09/2013 - 11:14

In time, undocumented immigrants in Puerto Rico will be able to obtain temporary driver’s licenses.

According to NBC Latino, Alejandro Javier García Padilla signed into law a bill that would allow undocumented immigrants to apply for a license in about a year. Both undocumented immigrants and migrant workers will be able to apply for 6-year drivers licenses.


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Michelle Obama and Janet Murguia at NCLR Conference
Michelle Obama Addresses Latino Group: 6 Key Things We Must Know
By Irina Gonzalez | 07/24/2013 - 17:10

First Lady Michelle Obama is nothing if not the strongest advocate fighting the childhood obesity epidemic. From launching the Let’s Move campaign to tirelessly living a healthy lifestyle herself (I mean, have you SEEN those toned arms?!), she’s someone that we can’t help but admire.


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Poll Shows Hilary Clinton Would Beat Marco Rubio Among Latinos in 2016
Poll Shows Hilary Clinton Would Beat Marco Rubio Among Latinos in 2016
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/03/2013 - 10:31

If Latinos had to choose between Marco Rubio or Hilary Clinton for president in 2016, it seems Clinton would be the winner.


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