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The Post-Colonial Presidency: Our Man Obama

New America Media, Essay, Andrew Lam Nov 07, 2012

Coalition of API Leaders and Organizations Supports Proposition 34

Nov 05, 2012

 A broad coalition of leaders in the Asian and Pacific Islander community are speaking out in support of Proposition 34 — a ballot initiative that would replace the death penalty with life in prison without the possibility of parole.Proposition 34,...

Latino Representation in Federal Workforce Is Lacking

Jul 10, 2012

In June, the Office of Personnel Management released the Federal Equal Opportunity Recruitment Program report for fiscal year 2011.As the acronym implies, the report painted a "FEO" or "ugly" picture of the representation of Hispanics in the federal government. After...

More Than Half of U.S. Latinos Are Political Independents

Jul 03, 2012

More than half of U.S. Hispanics identify themselves as political independents, though an even larger majority leans toward the Democratic Party, according to a USA Today/Gallup poll released Monday.Among all respondents, 51 percent identified as independents and 32 percent as...

Voter Suppression Groups Plot a Million-Person Army to Swarm Polls

May 10, 2012

One of the first sights to greet attendees of the True the Vote national summit was the face of Martin Luther King, printed above the quote “PEACE if possible. TRUTH at all costs,” on t-shirts for sale in the hotel...

Parties Ignore Asian American Voters ‘At Their Peril’

May 02, 2012

Asian Americans represent the fastest growing demographic segment in this country and a critical voting bloc. But, according to a new first-of-its-kind poll released this week, neither Republicans nor Democrats seem to be taking note. The Lake Research Partners poll...

NY Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez Could Be Challenged by Puerto Rican

Mar 26, 2012

WASHINGTON - Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, who is Puerto Rican, could face the challenge of a New York City Councilman of Puerto Rican origin, en route to the Democratic primary next June 26.Councilman Eric Martin Dilan, whose father, Martin Malave Dilan,...

Top 5 Initiatives to Watch Ahead of California's November Election

Feb 18, 2012

Editor's Note: Thus far, voters will have two ballot initiatives to decide on in the June primary and three in November. (Read about them here, on our blog.) However, deadlines are looming to get other initiatives on the ballot and...

Pew Study: 24 Million Voter Registrations Are Invalid

Feb 16, 2012

Approximately 24 million active voter registrations in the United States are no longer valid or have significant inaccuracies, according to the Pew Center on the States. Research in Pew's report, Inaccurate, Costly, and Inefficient, underscores the need for registration systems...

Washington State Set to Allow Gay Marriage

Feb 09, 2012

One day after a U.S. court reversed California's same-sex marriage ban, lawmakers in Washington state approved a bill to legalize same-sex marriage.Washington legislators voted in favor of a bill legalizing same-sex marriage, which should soon be signed into law by...

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