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VIDEO: Immigration Could Set Stage For Big U.S. Budget Showdown

VIDEO: Immigration Could Set Stage For Big U.S. Budget Showdown

LatinaLista — President Obama’s self-imposed deadline for taking independent acton on immigration reform is fast approaching. As can be expected, conservatives are not happy. However, rather than execute their fundamental duty as elected officials — pass legislation for the good of the country — they have resorted to an old tactic that left a very bad

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New report highlights how Latinos can help save Social Security

LatinaLista — Minimum wage hikes. Obamacare. Critics of these programs have declared both issues will lead to the downfall of the country’s economy. Or worse, that somehow leveling the playing field, with these two programs, for those caught in the cycle of poverty, is a handout instead of a hand-up. But the truth of the

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Report reveals young adult voters losing interest showing up at the polls

LatinaLista — With the line blurring between politicians and celebrities, it’s no wonder that voting rates among young voters (18-29) has fallen off over the last few years. In Hollywood-speak, there isn’t a “box office” name at the polls that has captured the attention or generated the enthusiasm among young voters since Obama ran in

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Video: Legal scholar and author Ian Haney López explains how politicians use racism as political strategy to win votes

LatinaLista — Ian Haney López understands politics, especially dog whistle politics — the practice of using code words that use race to turn Americans against each other. According to López, legal scholar and author of Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class, politicians — on both sides

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New study says don’t blame voters for not electing politicians of color, blame the parties

LatinaLista — Latino politicians have just as good a chance at winning their elections as their white opponents when they’re on the ballot. But there is a problem — political parties aren’t recruiting enough Latinos to make that happen. That’s according to a new study out of Michigan State University. Analyzing nearly 10,000 statehouse elections

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New report reveals Millennials of color having to overcome more challenges to perform civic duty

LatinaLista — It doesn’t take a genius to know that the surest way to instill the pride of civic participation in young voters is to make the experience positive. But a new report from the multi-racial civil rights organization Advancement Project and the national advocacy for youth political participation, OurTime.org, found that some young voters

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