Tag Archive for Latinos

Barbara Coe dies; Far Right Wing Mourns “Patriot”

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

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:…

Update from The Orange County Closing the Latino Achievement Gap Committee

Over the last several months, the committee has focused on unintended consequences of federal and state accountability policies that rate schools on multiple choice/standardized tests heavily weighted toward Reading and Math. While useful in surfacing the disparities in performance of subgroups, alignment of practice to these high stakes metrics have too often narrowed the curriculum to what’s tested and, to the detriment of Long term English Learners and others, have resulted in practices which do not prepare them for the next level of college and/or career readiness.

Cecilia “Ceci” Iglesias- GOP in an Independent’s Clothing

The Latino community has been reporting for the past couple of weeks a woman who has been going around the community named Cecilia “Ceci” Iglesias touting herself as an Independent candidate for Congress in the 47th Congressional District, Loretta Sanchez’ seat. A little digging is revealing a much bigger picture, a clear effort by the Republican party to split the Latino vote from Loretta in the general. Nice try folks, but next time, try to hide the evidence better.

First, I went to Iglesias’ website, which you can see HERE. On her bio page, one can get the first hints she is a ringer for the GOP. She mentions working for a voter registration project in the Santa Ana and Garden Grove area, but fails to detail which one. Could it be the one that was illegally switching voters to the Republican party? Apparently she is also a resident of the Windsor Village neighborhood. So upon learning that, I looked into her voter registration information. She is apparently registered in the neighborhood at 1322 S. Arapaho Dr., which is in the neighborhood. The interesting part is she only registered there this past August.