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Worries over Latino voter turnout focuses too much on registration and not enough on what really matters

LatinaLista — There’s a lot of nervousness about Latino voter turnout in November. From NCLR’s Janet Murguia’s recent comments at the organization’s annual national conference, held this year in Las Vegas, Nevada: Not turning out to vote would “send a terrible message not only to the country but to ourselves that somehow we don’t respect ourselves

In his ongoing bid to be a Tea Party favorite, TX Gov. Perry crosses the line with uninsured Texas Latinos

LatinaLista — Today’s unsurprising announcement from Texas Gov. Rick Perry that he “has no intention” to expand Medicaid under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. because, according to a press release issued by his office: Expanding Medicaid would mandate the admission of millions of additional Texans into the already unsustainable Medicaid program, at a

Report documents border abuses happening at hands of law enforcement agencies enforcing immigration law

LatinaLista — On the eve of the most celebrated day honoring our nation’s history, a new report recently released by The Border Network for Human Rights shows that the fight for freedom and human dignity continues to this day. The State of Human Rights at the U.S.-Mexico Border: Report on the findings of the 2012

Anniversary of Civil Rights Law sees a renewed attack on the civil rights of Latinos, blacks and women

LatinaLista — The Civil Rights Act celebrates its 48th anniversary today. It was on July 2, 1964 when President Lyndon Johnson signed it into law. The Civil Rights Act outlawed major forms of discrimination against African Americans and women, including racial segregation. It ended unequal application of voter registration requirements and racial segregation in schools,

Supreme Court handed Congress a perfect opportunity to work together for ALL Americans

LatinaLista — It’s been over five hours since the Supreme Court released their ruling on the Affordable Care Act. What started out as a confusing mess among some media in what the Supreme Court actually did, gave way to anger by Republican politicians and a promise by Romney to rid it on his first day