Latino Voters: ¿Obama Claus or Mitt Romney?

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Does anyone remember the iconic “Don’t Speak?” scenes in Woody Allen’s “Bullets Over Broadway” when Dianne Wiest orders John Cusack’s to be quiet? No one likes to be chiteado, especially women and Latinas. For good reason: in many contexts, our voices and our perspectivas have been absent, invisible, or silenced in the mainstream. It’s also just plain […]

¡Viviana Hurtado’s The Wise Latina Club LATISM 2012 Best Politics Blog!

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado Nominated as LATISM's 2011 Best Political Blogger

You did it again! You helped make The Wise Latina Club Latinos in Social Media (LATISM)’s 2012 Best Politics Blog for the second year in a row. LATISM is a special community, bringing together Hispanics from all walks of life, working on a variety of issues and topics, but united by their passion to improve and educate our community by using technology […]

The Latino Vote: The Way Forward

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The day after the election a friend posted on my Facebook page, the “Latino Vote –unfrigginbelievable.” She’s right. Many factors contributed to President Obama’s re-election. But few are as important as the Latino vote. Hispanics made up 10 percent of the U.S. electorate this year–doubling in the past 16 years. The number of Latino voters […]

Latinos Vote: the Leader of the Pack

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Coalition. Networks. Alliance. These are all terms that in a political context mean the relationships forged among groups, forming a pact to further an agenda. It’s a power play meant to force an outcome. Representation, respect, access, money can be on the line. As the election results’ raw data continues to be dissected, the wisdom […]

On Tuesday, the Latina Vote Can Make History

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These days every time I turn on the TV or radio, I hear an anchor, a campaign operative or an analyst telling us: “This is the most important election in your lifetime.” Really? Why? I’ll leave it to the experts to parse out history, data, and economic models. Instead, I’m going to laser focus on […]