Tag Archive for Latinos

Palmdale Voting Rights Ruling Foreshadows Anaheim’s Future

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The ruling, dated last week, from Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mark V. Mooney which orders new district based elections for the City of Palmdale. The ruling illustrates what the City of Anaheim may be looking at as an outcome of a similar suit filed alleging violations of the California Voting Rights Act caused by the at-large election of city council members.

Barbara Coe dies; Far Right Wing Mourns “Patriot”

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TheLiberalOC has confirmed that Barbara Coe, the head of the California Coalition for Immigration Reform (CCIR), has passed away of cancer this past Saturday.  Notes from friends and supporters mourn the loss of “a patriot.” Coe ranks up there as one of the more “colorful” political figures from the far right wing of the OC…

Celebrating Nelson Mandela on his 95th Birthday

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Apartheid eradicator, South African icon, and former President Nelson Mandela celebrates his 95th birthday today. Mandela, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his leadership in bringing an end to apartheid in South Africa, is celebrating his birthday on his 41st day in a Pretoria, South Africa hospital.

Fear, anger drive Latinos away from Republicans

From the Sacramento Bee: A couple of years ago, I conducted 24 focus groups among Latino immigrants across the country…. After about five or six of the groups, I began asking this question; “If people in America are so against immigrants, why do you think they hire you?” In every group, the answer was the same:…