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Rising power of the immigrant vote
By Carolina Gonzalez
With the number of Hispanic, Asian and immigrant voters growing across the
United States, those choreographing the public face of this week's Republican
National Convention are working hard to shed the party's image as a bastion of
white, conservative America. For the first time ever, the convention features
daily press briefings in Spanish and Spanish translation of all the convention
proceedings on its website.
From Democratic Party headquarters:
"After watching the Republicans attack him over and over for four straight
nights, John Kerry launched the general election campaign last night with a
stirring midnight rally in Ohio. In his speech, Kerry made it clear that the
Republicans aren't going to get away with the lying smears that define their
politics of personal destruction."
Women Know What is at Stake
By Dolores Huerta
Last week, I joined women from across the country for the Women for
Kerry-Edwards national kick off. As a lifelong organizer, I was honored to celebrate
Women's Equality Day on the 84th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote.
Women from New Mexico, Pennsylvania and Ohio, California and even Alaska
organized events in support of John Kerry and John Edwards. Women everywhere had
the same concerns -- concerns that I am personally familiar with as a Latina
and a grassroots activist.
Does G.O.P. Compassion and Opportunity Extend to the Undocumented?
By Guillermo Chacon
"Compassion" and "opportunity" appear to be in plentiful supply in New York
this week, at least judging by how the Republicans are using these words as
central themes of the Republican National Convention… Immigrants, and especially
the undocumented, are left to scratch their heads in wonder: "Are they talking
GOP's Wrestling Match Over Immigration-Schizoid or Fixed?
By Roberto Lovato
Blockbuster California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger used his personal story
and star power to deliver one message to the immigrants watching this week's
Republican Convention: Immigration is still the stuff of dreams. Tom Tancredo,
Colorado congressman and head of the Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus,
came to New York to deliver another message.
Will Governor Schwarzenegger's Words Be Met With Immigration Reform Action?
National Immigration Forum
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger of California gave a rousing speech to RNC
convention delegates in New York describing his view of America and his own
immigrant experience. He, like so many immigrants, came to this country seeking the
American Dream, and like so many immigrants, he has achieved it. But for many
Wooing Wisconsin's Latino Voters
By Robert Miranda
Latinos, long dismissed as a marginal force in Milwaukee by the political
parties, find themselves now being avidly courted by Republicans and Democrats
alike - Bush, Cisneros, Huerta….
What Rights Are We Willing To Forego?
By Mayor Michael Hassig
(Note: More than 330 communities and towns and four states have passed local
resolutions against the USA PATRIOT Act and the intrusions into civil
liberties that it represents. These resolutions have come not only from small bastions
of liberalism like Madison, Wis., but also from large cities like Jackson,
Miss.; New York City; Washington, D.C.; and Los Angeles, Calif. Recently,
Carbondale, Colo., joined their ranks, and Carbondale Mayor Michael Hassig gave the
following remarks to a gathering of local residents and activists on Aug. 29.)
REBUTTAL to Frank Chavez's July 24, 2004
Counterpoint to "Higher Education and Instruction in Spanish: A Call for
By Pablo Hidalgo
In responding to my initial column in Hispanic Vista about the need to
establish schools and universities providing instruction in Spanish, Frank Chavez
raises many important points about the need for education in lifting the
fortunes of today's Latinos. I respect his personal achievements as an immigrant
Latino as well as his emphasis on learning English. I feel, however, that some
central arguments of my original column…
Who Are the Real Terrorists? More Than Meets the Eye of The GOP in New York
By Roberto Lovato
While protesters and politicians here prepare to address a world audience
with speeches about terrorism and platforms about protecting Americans, Jesuit
priests testifying this week in the case of a man accused of killing Salvadoran
Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero in 1980 have an audience small enough to fit
into a San Joaquin Valley courthouse.
"The Mexican Perspective"
By Patrick Osio, Jr.
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