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U.S. Politics

NAM original coverage and ethnic media articles on U.S. politics and policy and its impact on everyday lives. For more information on NAM's U.S. policy coverage, contact Andrew Lam at alam [at] newamericamedia [dot] org

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Blacks vs. Immigrants Is a Zero-Sum Argument

New America Media, Commentary, Sam Fulwood III and Henry Fernandez, Mar 21, 2010

Immigration reform opponents want to pit black Americans against the undocumented, but black students from Howard University, leaders from the NAACP and National Urban League will be countering that argument at the march for immigration in Washington D.C.

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Low Latino Turnout Could Hurt Democrats in 2010, Says Poll

New America Media, News Report , Marcelo Ballv, Mar 19, 2010

Foreign-born Latinos could be the swing vote that determines key elections in 2010, including the governor's race in California and senatorial contests in Nevada and Florida, according to a poll released today by America's Voice.

Students Question 'Failing' Status of Their Schools

New America Media/ YO! Youth Outlook , Video, Text: Rupa Dev/Jamilah King; Video: Eming Piansay/Ann Bassette/Augustin Lopez-Medina/Sean Shavers/ Jaquan Rushing/Jamilah King/Rupa Dev, Mar 19, 2010

Just how bad are high schools named as Californias lowest performing schools? Students at several of them in San Francisco say their schools are being unfairly judged.

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IMMIGRATION MATTERS: A March to Rebuild the American Dream

New America Media, Commentary, HyunJoo Lee , Mar 19, 2010

On March 21, belief in the American dream will be visible when 100,000 students, parents, workers, advocates and allies come together for the March for America, an event that will send a powerful message to President Barack Obama and Congress.

New Immigrant Rights Campaign to Mount Largest March of Obama Era

National Institute for Latino Policy eNewsletter, Commentary, Randy Shaw , Mar 18, 2010

National immigrant rights leaders are escalating a pressure campaign that will feature the largest march of the Obama presidency in Washington, D.C., on March 21.

Marching for CA's Future Through Today's Desolation

New America Media, News Report , David Bacon, Mar 18, 2010

As the March for California's Future heads up the San Joaquin Valley toward Sacramento, participants are coming up hard against the reality of the economic crisis in rural California. Marchers are finding that valley communities are among those that feel the effects of state budget cuts most strongly.

After Protests, Education Activists Strategize

New America Media, News Feature, Nadia Prupis, Mar 17, 2010

Ten days after statewide actions against budget cuts to Californias schools and colleges, activists gathered to strategize next steps.

Fresno Widens Medical Safety Net for Poor

New America Media, News Report, Annette Fuentes, Mar 16, 2010

The Medically Indigent Services Program is meant to provide basic medical care to those who cannot qualify for Medi-Cal. But Fresno county kept the eligibility level so low that many of its indigent could not even qualify. Now after a lawsuit that safety net is being expanded.

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