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 Half of U.S. votes early Half of U.S. votes early
LITTLE ROCK - El día de las elecciones puede ser el 6 de noviembre, pero con el presidente Barak Obama agarrando ventaja a nivel nacional y en estados clave, los estadounidenses ya están empezando a votar. El Secretario de Estado de Arkansas, Mark Martin predijo que el 65 por ciento de los electores emitirán su voto en esta elección, ya que los residentes de Arkansas comenzaron a votar temprano a lo largo del estado. Idaho, Dakota del Sur y el estado clave crucial de Virginia son los pri....

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 What's this election really about for Latinos?
    What's this election really about for Latinos?
MIAMI, FL - If the most important issue for this election is the economy, why do Latinos keep talking about anything else? The Dream Act, what to do with 12 million undocumented immigrants in this country and the immigration reform are topics that keep confusing politicians who only want to talk about money, the health reform and its economic impact. A survey conducted at the National Council of La Raza's annual convention revealed that the Latino concern about immigration has grown, c....

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 ARKANSAS Re-districting: Hispanic Voices, New District ARKANSAS Re-districting: Hispanic Voices, New District
SPRINGDALE, AR - Re-districting is the “hot topic” these days as discussions are taking place on where to draw the new boundary lines and how best to follow the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which guides the process of preserving communities of interest and encourages meaningful voter participation. Next week, the Board of Apportionment will present its proposals to re-draw 100 House of Representative and 35 Senate districts in order to take into account population increases and shifts based on t....

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 Nation’s Latino Elected Officials to meet as community prepares Nation’s Latino Elected Officials to meet as community prepares
LOS ANGELES, CA - With 2010 Census data demonstrating that the Latino community now numbers more than 50 million strong, the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) will assemble more than 1,000 Latino officials to focus on the implications of these changes for the country and ensure that Latinos are able to fairly and fully participate in the political process at all levels of government. The NALEO 28th Annual Conference will take place in San Antonio, Texa....

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 Latino Vote 2010 decisive in key battle ground states Latino Vote 2010 decisive in key battle ground states
WASHINGTON, DC - Strong Latino voter turnout in key battle ground states has demonstrated once again that the growing Hispanic population is having an increasingly profound impact on United States elections. Hispanic Republicans in particular combined strong support from conservatives and Latino voters to win 2 new governorships, 4 new house seats, and a new senate seat more than doubling the number of Republican Hispanics in Congress and giving our nation 3 Republican Hispanic Governors f....

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 Republicans win big in Arkansas Republicans win big in Arkansas
LITTLE ROCK, AR - Arkansas turned into a Two-Party State over night. After November 2, Arkansas now has a majority-Republican congressional delegation. These are impressive news when you consider that in Arkansas, the Republican Party has been a minority for generations. The political landscape of this Democratic state has changed. While Democrats still control majorities of the state offices and the state Legislature, the Republican candidates slashed the margins significantly. Most of....

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 Hispanic candidates achieve political milestones in state and Hispanic candidates achieve political milestones in state and local races
WASHINGTON, DC – The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund released the following statement regarding Latino candidates in state and local races this midterm election year: “Latino candidates continue to make political progress in state and local races across the country.” State Senate: The number of Latino State Senators increased from 64 to 66 -- 60 Democrats and 6 Republicans. Several of these candidates successfully ran in distri....

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 Latino and new citizen voters turn out in record numbers Latino and new citizen voters turn out in record numbers
WASHINGTON, DC -- Latino voters throughout the country turned out in record numbers to cast their ballots and make their voices heard. Initial exit polls suggest that at least ten million Latinos voted, representing an increase of 32% from the 2004 presidential election. “Our message is loud and clear: the Latino vote matters,” said Janet Murguía, President and CEO of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest national Hispanic and civil rights and advocacy organization in the Un....

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Obama names Bill Richardson Commerce Secretary
CHICAGO, IL -- President-elect Barack Obama named New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson on December 3rd to serve as Commerce Secretary, a position that Obama says will be a key one in his administration. If confirmed, Richardson will be the last democratic adversary converted to an Obama allied. Others are, Sen. Hillary Clinton, who will be the next Secretary of State and Joe Biden, who will be his Vice-president. A former energy secretary, ambassador to the United Nations and member of C....
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Hispanics will help nominate and elect the next president
LAS VEGAS, NV -- Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean issued the following statement as the Democratic Presidential candidates prepared to debate in Nevada, site of the first DNC-sanctioned debate in the West and of one of the first presidential nominating contests for the 2008 elections. "Selecting Nevada as an early caucus state and placing the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado show that we respect voters enough to ask for their votes in every part of the c....
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House Passes Solis’ Bill to Honor Cesar Chavez
WASHINGTON, DC -- The House of Representatives approved H.R. 359, legislation introduced by Congresswoman Hilda L. Solis (D-CA) to honor Cesar E. Chavez. This legislation authorizes the U.S. Department of Interior to study lands important in the life of Cesar Chavez for possible inclusion into the National Park System. Currently there is no single unit of the National Park System dedicated to Latinos. “Chavez’s work to protect health, the environment and workers’ rights paved the way for me....
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Conversation of the Americas
ARLINGTON, VA -- President George W. Bush makes remarks Monday, July 9, 2007, during A Conversation on the Americas in Arlington, VA. The purpose of the gathering was to highlight extensive society-to-society relationships between the U.S. and its neighbors and to further promote the theme of how the United States helps its neighbors promote education, health care and economic opportunity at all levels.
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President Bush disappointed by Congress's failure to act on immigration reform
WASHINGTON, DC -- After the president thank the members of the Senate and members of his administration who worked so hard on the border security and immigration reform bill he said, “I'm sorry the Senate was unable to reach agreement on the bill this morning.” President Bush added. “Legal immigration is one of the top concerns of the American people and Congress's failure to act on it is a disappointment. The American people understand the status quo is unacceptable when it comes to our i....
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Hispanic Caucus meets with Speaker Pelosi to push for comprehensive immigration reform
WASHINGTON, DC -- The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) and the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi released the following statement immediately preceding their meeting to discuss comprehensive immigration reform and the CHC-endorsed STRIVE Act (H.R. 1645). “We have an obligation to the American people to pass comprehensive immigration reform. The need is urgent and the time is now. House Democrats are committed to passing a bill that honors our principles and upholds the American immigrant ....
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Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Board Elects Congressman Joe Baca Chair
WASHINGTON, DC -- The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), the nation’s premier Latino youth leadership development and educational organization, announced the election of Congressman Joe Baca (CA-43) as Chairman of its Board of Directors. CHCI’s Board also welcomed three Members of Congress, Hon. Luis Fortuño (PR), Hon. Ciro Rodriguez (TX-23), and Hon. Albio Sires (NJ-13). Chairman Baca’s election to the post signals his dedication to CHCI’s mission. First elected to Congress....
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