This communication was made by the Latino Project, a special project of the American Worker, and was paid for by the American Worker, www.theamericanworkerpac.com. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.Sisters and Brothers,With only 32 days to go until the election, we wanted to provide you with an update on some of the races important to Latino communities across the nation. There is exciting and growing momentum in many important races relevant to our cause.In the Senate race for Arizona, a new poll shows Dr. Richard Carmona leading Republican representative Jeff Flake, 45%-43%. This is extremely positive news in a heavily Republican state like Arizona, as the website Daily Kos has changed its rating for this race from "Leaning R" to the "Tossup" category. We are proud to be involved in this race, and look forward to working to continue the momentum for Carmona.Also moved from "Leaning R" to the "Tossup" category this week was the CA-10 race between Jose Hernandez and GOP incumbent Jeff Denham. Hernandez is leading 46%-44% in recent polling, performing ahead of expectations in this challenging district. Hernandez entered this race as a significant underdog, so his progress is very encouraging. We are currently active in this race as well, and are very pleased with this recent movement.Finally, in the fight for TX-23, Pete Gallego has moved ahead of GOP Rep. Quico Canseco 43%-38% in a recent poll. Although Gallegos is being outspent by Canseco at a rate of 5-1, he has been able to persevere and carry momentum forward in this hotly contested district. This is yet another race that has moved from "Leaning R" to "Tossup." We are proud to be facilitating the positive trend for Gallegos with our current work on the ground and on the airwaves in TX-23.As you can see, the momentum and effort to have more Latino representation in our government is growing. Therefore, we encourage you to spread the word about voter registration, early voting and absentee ballots. The progress that has been achieved will only be meaningful if we encourage Latinos to get out the vote on Election Day.With less than 5 weeks to go, it is crucial to make sure that our community exercises its civic duty so that our collective voice is heard.In Lasting Unity,The Latino Project
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Tuesday, April 12, 2011
American Immigration Council Hails Decision
Enjoining Enforcement of Arizona’s SB 1070
April 12, 2011
Washington, D.C - The American Immigration Council applauds yesterday’s decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upholding a preliminary injunction against the key provisions of Arizona’s SB 1070. As the court correctly recognized, Arizona’s misguided attempt to drive immigrants from the state interferes with the federal government’s exclusive authority to enforce immigration law, has negatively impacted U.S. foreign relations, and reflects the dangers of allowing states to enact a patchwork of conflicting regulations. The Ninth Circuit also rightly rejected Arizona’s claim that state police have “inherent authority” to enforce federal immigration laws and held that Congress intended state officers to “aid in immigration enforcement only under the close supervision of the Attorney General.”
“The Ninth Circuit’s decision does not discount the serious problems created by our broken immigration system,” said Ben Johnson, Executive Director of the American Immigration Council. “However, it confirms what members of the public have long known—that Congress, and Congress alone, has the power to regulate immigration in the United States.”
For more resources on SB 1070, see:
- Legal Challenges to Arizona's SB 1070 (Legal Action Center, Litigation Issue Page)
- Economic Realities of Arizona's SB 1070 (Immigration Police Center, Resource Page)
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Thursday, March 24, 2011
La campaña fue anunciada el miércoles por el presidente del Sindicato Internacional de Trabajadores de América del Norte, LIUNA, por sus siglas en inglés.
El primer evento de la campaña será aquí en Nueva York este sábado, una feria que proveerá asesoría legal gratuita para todos los interesados.
Según representantes de LIUNA, a nivel nacional hay siete millones de latinos que cuentan con los requisitos para ser ciudadanos pero no han hecho nada al respecto. Y en la Ciudad de Nueva York, esa cifra bordea el millón de personas.
La campaña busca crear conciencia sobre la importancia de participar activamente en la política de la ciudad y el país.
La primera fecha de la llamada "Feria de la Ciudadanía" es este sábado, de 11 de la mañana a 3 de la tarde, en la escuela Reinassance, en Jackson Heights.
La atención es con cita, para lo cual se le pide llamar al teléfono 646-943-6922.
Monday, September 13, 2010
To keep abreast of coverage of LIUNA and issues important to LIUNA in the Spanish-language news media, we will be distributing a roundup of Spanish-language news coverage. Stories with a * specifically mention LIUNA. If you do not want to receive these news clips, simply let us know by replying to this email.
*Univisión - Obama lanzó nuevo plan de estimulo (Yanira Merino, LIUNA & Hilda Solís, DOL)
*La Opinión - Sindicatos en campaña electoral (Sergio Rascón LIUNA Local 300)
* La Opinión - Una economía atascada (Sergio Rascón LIUNA Local 300)
*Univisión - Sindicato Internacional de Trabajadores se reintegra a AFL-CIO
*El Mexicano - "LIUNA Construye Indiana 2010" luchará por trabajos en ciudades cercanas de Gary (Página 5) http://www.elmexicanonews.com/newspaper/september/septembernewspaper.html
Impre.com - Manos hispanas reconstruyen Zona Cero
EFE - Los latinos y la salud (El Presidente de Estados Unidos, Barack Obama, escribe esta interesante columna.)
La Opinión - Entrevista exclusiva con Presidente Obama
El Tiempo LV - Futuras contrataciones en EE.UU. beneficiarán a personal calificado
La Voz Arizona - Destinan recursos para ayudar a propietarios de viviendas
Washington Hispanic - Corte frena ley contra inmigrantes
El Tiempo Latino - Convocan a otra marcha en DC
Washington Hispanic - CHCI le da la bienvenida al mes de herencia hispana
CNN - Los mineros de Chile envían a la superficie un video con su rutina
Veronica Salas / Media Liaison
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