By Samantha Leal | 11/07/2012 - 11:29
Four more years!
President Barack Obama won re-election last night against Republican hopeful Mitt Romney. With support from moderates, women and minorities, the president secured another term and gave his election speech to a crowd of supporters, who cheered on Obama in Chicago. Obama, ever the speechmaker, delivered one that promised a fight for equality and fighting for rights for all.
By Dolores Prida | 11/06/2012 - 11:06
I haven't called myself a "girl" in a long time, but I'm so fired up about today's presidential election that I can't help singing along with Alicia Keys.
Most of all, I can't stop thinking about the girls on fire of a century ago--the suffragists, those women with plenty of ovarios who marched, got beaten, harassed, thrown in jail for daring to demand that women be allowed to vote.
Imagine, women on hunger strikes for wanting to do what we now take for granted and many don't do at all.
By Viviana Hurtado | 11/02/2012 - 13:25
These days every time I turn on the TV or radio, I hear an anchor, a campaign operative or an analyst telling us:
“This is the most important election in your lifetime.”
I’ll leave it to the experts to parse out history, data, and economic models.
Instead, I’m going to laser focus on Latinos and the women of our community. Hispanics have been an integral part of this country, in parts of the Southwest, since before the pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock.
By Viviana Hurtado | 10/23/2012 - 15:30
The table that divided President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney did not adequately capture how far apart their visions are on America’s role in the world. How to deal with friend Israel or foe Iran, trade with an emboldened China, and troop withdrawals from Afghanistan are some of the issues where their differences emerged. Both men threw in some domestic issues in the last debate devoted to foreign policy, full well knowing that most Americans are more focused on the economy at home than China’s.
By Viviana Hurtado | 10/17/2012 - 15:00
This was the debate between the two men vying to be President Americans were waiting for. President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney sparred on domestic and foreign policy, at times interrupting and talking over each other, hurling accusations of their alleged respective failures and even getting in each other’s faces. Moderator Candy Crowley from CNN acted much like an older sister letting younger brothers resolve their differences, but heading off a fight with firm “if I could have you sit down!”
By Samantha Leal | 10/15/2012 - 09:15
In a video for the new campaign by super PACs Jewish Council for Education and Research and American Bridge 21st Century, Rosie Perez feigns sympathy for Mitt Romney, targeting (and mocking) the comment he made at a May fundraiser that it "would be helpful to be Latino" to get elected president.
Perez, who has campaigned for Obama in the past, makes jokes that the election would be even more "in the bag" if Romney were a "lesbian Latina."
By Viviana Hurtado | 10/12/2012 - 15:00
It was the sizzling, red meat debate millions of Americans expected but did not get last week between President Barack Obama and challenger Governor Mitt Romney. Vice-President Joseph Biden, Jr. and his Republican opponent Congressman Paul Ryan fired away on issues ranging from foreign policy, the economy, jobs, Medicare, and women’s reproductive rights.
By Samantha Leal | 10/11/2012 - 10:12
The vice presidential debate occurs tonight, with Vice President Joe Biden and Mitt Romney's candidate, Paul Ryan. Most would agree that Joe Biden has his work cut out for him, after President Barack Obama failed to impress in the presidential debate last week.
By Samantha Leal | 10/03/2012 - 09:37
The first presidential debate of the election between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will take place in Colorado, focusing on domestic policy. The debate will be moderated by Jim Lehrer (host of NewsHour on PBS).
By Viviana Hurtado | 09/27/2012 - 15:05
Registering to vote is a crucial first step in fulfilling not just your duty as a U.S. citizen, but it’s important to look past the media hype and ask yourself why is this election important?
Because of 2010 – it’s not just when the Tea Party showed their power in the House of Representatives, it's when the Latino population boom was confirmed by the 2010 U.S. Census. On top of that, our buying power tops (fasten your seat belts) $1 trillion dólares.