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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Los Angeles Mayor Says He Wants to Run for Governor
Los Angeles Mayor Says He Wants to Run for Governor
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/20/2013 - 11:13

Brace yourselves, California chicas! Your state may have a Latino governor very soon.

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Time is Now Immigration Rally in Washington, DC
Could Immigration Reform Decrease the Federal Deficit?
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/19/2013 - 17:57

Word on the street (or rather word from financial analysts) is changes to immigration law could cut billions from the federal deficit over the next two decades.

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Republican Gabriel Gomez
Massachusetts Senate Race Goes Español In The Final Week
By Fox News Latino | 06/19/2013 - 04:53

As they go into the homestretch of Massachusetts’ special U.S. Senate election on June 25, Republican Gabriel Gomez and Democrat Edward Markey are fighting it out in Español.

Gomez, a private equity investor whose parents are Colombian immigrants, released a new radio ad in Spanish Tuesday on Spanish-language radio stations across the state. The campaign will follow that with Spanish-language print ads and campaign stops in Latino neighborhoods.

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Jeb Bush during the Republican National Convention
Jeb Bush Says Immigrants Are Key to US Economy Because They're "More Fertile"
By Amaris Castillo | 06/17/2013 - 09:36

Jeb Bush was trending on social media late last week after saying that “immigrants are more fertile,” Fox News Latino reports.

The comment made by the former Florida governor stemmed from a meeting of religious conservatives on Friday, during which Bush spoke about the importance of immigrants to the U.S. economy.

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