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National Voter Registration Day strives to rise above onerous Voter ID laws

National Voter Registration Day strives to rise above onerous Voter ID laws

LatinaLista — Not too long ago, I wrote a post asking why so many of us are apathetic in the face of so many actions taken in Washington these days that impact the quality of our lives and the lives of the most vulnerable in our society. There were some interesting comments but the bottom

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Pew Research reports an increase among the undocumented population — maybe

LatinaLista — If ever there was a report that could be described as “On the one hand, yes — on the other hand, no.” it would be today’s Pew Research report New Estimate: 11.7 million in 2012: Population Decline of Unauthorized Immigrants Stalls, May Have Reversed The key words are “may have.” Pew Research Center’s

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One Latina journalist’s tips to help GOP politicians follow Chairman’s directive of engaging Latino media

LatinaLista — Ever since it was made clear that Obama won his bid for re-election with the help of Latino voters, Republicans have known that they need to do more to convince us that they aren’t the political bad guys. It’s a hard sell for them in light of stunts like Arizona’s Gov. Brewer who

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Why are so many Latinos pathetically apathetic?

LatinaLista — Over the summer, the Association for Psychological Science released a study that amazingly was only covered by one news media outlet. It could have been because it focused on something that most people don’t want to admit — being self-centered. According to the study, Americans are more self-centered now than they were 200

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In this day of rampant ignorant racism, it’s time to take Hispanic Heritage Month beyond fiestas

LatinaLista — You might have noticed the headline yesterday about how the White House was celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with a concert featuring a carefully selected group of Latino artists – Lila Downs (Mexico), Gloria Estefan (Cuba), Ricky Martin (Puerto Rico), Alejandro Sanz (Spain), to name a few – to emphasize the diversity within the

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Latino workers vital to Michigan dairy sector

By Jeremy C. Nagel AgriNotes & News LANSING — Fruit and vegetable growers aren’t the only segment of Michigan’s vast agriculture industry clamoring for comprehensive, federal-level immigration reform. Dairy farming remains the single largest component of the state’s expanding farm sector, and Hispanic workers have become integral to our milk industry. Kerry Nobis manages a

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