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Month: August 2015

This Week In Review: Proud Moments in Immigration Advocacy, Speaking Truth to Power

This week, at the National Council of La Raza’s (NCLR) conference, Barack Obama once again told a crowd of Latino voters that on immigration, he couldn’t just bypass Congress to change the laws. Same old, same old, right? Except this time, the crowd responded in one unified voice. “Yes, You Can! Yes, You Can!” youth leaders, organized by United We Dream and Presente.org, chanted.

Immigration in Arizona, One Year Later

I am about to go on trial in Phoenix. One year ago, I was arrested during an act of nonviolent civil disobedience to speak out against anti-immigrant legislation in Arizona. Side by side with local activists and fellow Unitarian Universalists from across the nation, I was protesting Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s sweeps through Latino neighborhoods

RNC’s Reince Priebus Hopes to Ignore Immigration While GOP Candidates Ignore Latino Voters

This week, the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the nation’s largest Latino civil rights organization, held their annual conference and invited all Presidential candidates. Here’s a short summary of what happened: President Obama showed up. The entire Republican field did not.

The GOP’s 2012 Latino Outreach Plan: A Wish, a Prayer, & a Gamble

New comments by the head of the Republican Party demonstrate that when it comes to appealing to Latino voters, the GOP still just doesn’t get it. Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairperson Reince Priebus “dismissed the idea that the party’s support among Latinos will be hurt over immigration,” according to the Associated Press, saying, “It’s not going to hurt us one bit.”

The GOP’s 2012 Latino Outreach Plan: A Wish, a Prayer, & a Gamble

New comments by the head of the Republican Party demonstrate that when it comes to appealing to Latino voters, the GOP still just doesn’t get it. Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairperson Reince Priebus “dismissed the idea that the party’s support among Latinos will be hurt over immigration,” according to the Associated Press, saying, “It’s not going to hurt us one bit.”