The Latino Vote: Checkmate President Obama

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“About damn time!” is what @Evelyn posted on The Wise Latina Club’s Facebook page after the breaking news that the Obama Administration will not just stop deporting DREAMers but that they will be given work permits.  About 800,000 illegal immigrants over the age of 16 who have been in the U.S. at least five years and […]

Dos Mujeres, una Elección

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Isn’t it nice when someone’s got the hots for you, when you’ve got something he wants? In this case it’s women, a coveted voting bloc by both Republicans and Democrats because like our seniors, they show up on Election day.  (Take note Latino voters). Both Romney and Obama campaigns are trying to convince mujeres that the other […]

On Sirius Radio: Will Latino Voters Show Up? Then the Dog Barked

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado on Sirius XM's P.O.T.U.S Politics Radio on Puerto Rico Primary, Election 2012, The Latino Vote

You know it’s the summer of a Presidential election year because the race has narrowed, the challenging party’s nominee is known, and the radio and TV ads start laser focusing on voting blocs in hopes of peeling away precious votes. That’s become clear as the Obama and Romney campaign go mano-a-mano to court Latino voters with spots […]

“Juntos con Romney” & “El Presidente Nos Apoya”–In Inglés Pu-leaze

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Maybe all those dreams I had in the Fall with Mitt Romney confirmed my hunch that he and I have a connection that goes beyond politics, that we are connected deep in our psyches. As I have written most recently in ‘Dream a Little Bigger’, Unless You’re a DREAMer, I have been asking when the […]

The Give Up

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Everything is an exchange.  Everything.  And virtually everything is politics.  I’m not talking ’bout kissing babies and stumping at high school auditoriums once every four years.  What kinds of light bulbs do you use?  Do you send your children to private or public school?  How ’bout the air you breathe?  Latinas, what’s in there? Notre […]

“Dream a Little Bigger,” Unless You’re a DREAMer

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Ignore.  Shhh.  Keep Quiet. That’s the campaign’s strategy on immigration since the GOP Presidential debates.  Mitt Romney  supports legal immigration, a position that breaks with the fringe such as the Federation for American Immigration Reform which does not support any immigration. Punto final.  As for the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in the U.S.? Self-deport. […]

Beauty: Skin (Soul & Brains & Heart) Deep

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado at Mary Kay DC Photoshoot

In the confessional: This is different for me to write and for you to read. No politics. No Election 2012. No civic engagement. The side you know all too well, as my heart beats in every post that aims to inform and empower young Latina women by making our political system accessible and encouraging them […]

¿It’s the Economía, Estúpido?

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado on Is it the economía, estúpido?

A speech. An Ad. Un ado. Separately, each means nothing more than a headline but together, we can see the tightrope Mitt Romney is walking as he tries to reach out to Latinos, the demographic juggernaut and emerging voting bloc that he’s losing by significant margins to President Obama. Polls are tricky–margins of error, what […]