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Political Parties Ignore API Vote at Their Peril

New America Media, News Analysis, Andrew Lam Oct 22, 2014

In Orange County, California, home to Little Saigon and the largest Vietnamese American population outside of Vietnam, a whopping 19 Vietnamese American candidates are vying for 20 open seats this November. For the community, ethnic loyalties are helping to galvanize an electorate largely ignored by Republicans and Democrats alike. Its a pattern playing out in API communities across the country.

The Election Is Over, but the Voting Rights Fight Is in Full Swing

Dec 10, 2012

 One of the most popular post election narratives remains that voter suppression efforts were soundly defeated. While the concept is essentially true, it says very little about how voting rights will fare in the near future—or how activists are continuing...

GOP’s Immigration Reform Ploy Won’t Sway Hispanics

Nov 21, 2012

GOP leaders don’t try to hide that their sudden pile on the immigration reform bandwagon is a politically panic-driven attempt to bag a few more Latino votes in future elections. The ploy won’t work, and a few of the more...

Latinos, Be Careful What You Wish For

Nov 20, 2012

Traducción al españolThere is growing doubt today whether our political system is able to deal with the realities that confront us and significantly impact our futures. U.S. voters were uneasy with the two presidential candidates they had before them. The...

Why the Voting Rights Act Likely Won’t Survive Supreme Court Review

Nov 14, 2012

While the United States was grappling with whether or not to re-elect its first African-American president, Louisiana was wrestling over whether to appoint its first African-American Chief Justice for its State Supreme Court. Bernette Johnson’s destiny was temporarily deferred when...

Calif. Climate Policies to Gain Momentum in Second Obama Term

Nov 14, 2012

 For decades, California has been the engine of growth behind America's sputtering clean energy economy — adopting groundbreaking clean air and climate policies as federal efforts lagged behind.The hope was that California's initiatives would become the template for a national...

CA. Climate Policies to Gain Momentum in Second Obama Term

Nov 14, 2012

 For decades, California has been the engine of growth behind America's sputtering clean energy economy — adopting groundbreaking clean air and climate policies as federal efforts lagged behind.The hope was that California's initiatives would become the template for a national...

Dust Off Those Old Immigration Reform Deals? Not So Fast

Nov 13, 2012

Just 48 hours after the election was called and exit polls had fully confirmed that Romney pulled fewer Latino votes than the Republican candidate in any recent election, GOP congressional leaders, tails between their legs, began promising a new push...

Irregularities Cast Pall Over Arpaio Election Win

Nov 12, 2012

PHOENIX – After moving to the Phoenix area, the Bustamante family made sure to reregister under their new Maricopa County address. Mom registered as a libertarian, dad as a democrat and the couple’s 18-year-old son as an independent. Come Election...

Latino Voters’ Election Day Statement: ‘Give My Parents Papers’

Nov 12, 2012

 Edgar Vanegas was the one who cast his ballot for President Obama last Tuesday—but it’s really Edgar’s mother that the re-elected president ought to thank. It was the Colorado mom, after all, who hounded her son to register to vote,...

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