R. Alexander Acosta Labor Secretary Nominee
Feb16

R. Alexander Acosta Labor Secretary Nominee

President Trump names first Latino to his cabinet, Alexander Acosta is nominated for Labor Secretary. Here is information found on Mr. Acosta. Bio Taken from FIU website. R. Alexander Acosta became the second dean of the FIU Law in 2009. A native of Miami and first-generation lawyer, Dean Acosta earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard College and his law degree from Harvard Law School. After serving as law clerk to Justice Samuel...

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2016 Latina of Influence | Lisa D. Baca
Mar23

2016 Latina of Influence | Lisa D. Baca

Hispanic Lifestyle is pleased to recognize Lisa Baca Executive Director for the CA Latino Leadership Institute as a 2016 Latina of Influence. Ms. Baca along with her fellow Latinas of Influence are invited to participate in Hispanic Lifestyle’s Latina Conference to be held on April 8, 2016 at the Ontario Airport Hotel, Ontario, CA.  The complete listing of Hispanic Lifestyle’s 2016 Latinas of Influence can be found...

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NALEO Elects New President and Board Leadership
Jun22

NALEO Elects New President and Board Leadership

Election took place following the organization’s annual conference in Las Vegas, which convened more than 1200 Latino policymakers and leaders from across the country The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) announced the election of its new president, Santa Ana City (Calif.) Councilmember Michele Martinez, officers and board members. The president and board leadership were elected at the...

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Book Suggests Political Models to Empower Latinos, Mexicanos
May01

Book Suggests Political Models to Empower Latinos, Mexicanos

UCR political scientist Armando Navarro examines possibilities for a ‘brown century’ of progress and change A new book by UC Riverside political scientist Armando Navarro examines the current state of Latino and Mexicano politics in the United States, and outlines models for change that would alter U.S. boundaries and empower a population he contends is politically and economically powerless. A lecture and book-signing are scheduled...

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2014 State Turnout Projections for Latinos
Jun26

2014 State Turnout Projections for Latinos

Election 2014 State Turnout Projections and Overview of Latino  Political Representation Released at NALEO 31st Annual Conference Latino electorate projections released for nine states, including California, Florida and Texas; Analysis found nearly 6,100 Latinos currently serving in elected office nationwide, with increases in Latino representation likely to follow Election 2014 The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed...

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NALEO Response to State of the Union
Jan29

NALEO Response to State of the Union

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) issued the following statement regarding President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address tonight: “We applaud the President for outlining his legislative plan for ensuring everyone has the ‘opportunity to succeed’ in this country if you ‘work hard and take responsibility’.  Following the Great Recession, the Latino community has found it increasingly...

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Full Text | State of Union 2014
Jan29

Full Text | State of Union 2014

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT IN THE STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS U.S. Capitol 9:15 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, my fellow Americans: Today in America, a teacher spent extra time with a student who needed it, and did her part to lift America’s graduation rate to its highest level in more than three decades.  An entrepreneur flipped on the lights in her tech startup, and did her part to add to...

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President’s Call to President Peña Nieto of Mexico
Jan14

President’s Call to President Peña Nieto of Mexico

Readout of the President’s Call to President Peña Nieto of Mexico This morning President Obama spoke by phone with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to discuss progress on the bilateral agenda the two leaders set when they met in May 2013.  The President congratulated President Peña Nieto on the important reforms he has undertaken in his first year in office. The President noted he is looking forward to traveling to Toluca, Mexico...

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People | Former Assemblywoman Garcia Makes Move
May06

People | Former Assemblywoman Garcia Makes Move

Past Inland Empire Hispanic Image Award Winner and former Assemblywoman Bonnie Garcia announced she will run for the open State Senate seat in Riverside County and has earned the support of the every Republican state representative within the County. The newly drawn 28th district includes a large portion of the area she previously represented in the State Assembly and extends into Southwest Riverside County. “For more than 25 years, I...

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The 57th Inauguration of the President of the United States of America
Jan21

The 57th Inauguration of the President of the United States of America

FULL TEXT of the Presidents Speech January 21, 2013 Remarks of President Barack Obama – As Prepared for Delivery Vice President Biden, Mr. Chief Justice, Members of the United States Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens: Each time we gather to inaugurate a president, we bear witness to the enduring strength of our Constitution. We affirm the promise of our democracy. We recall that what binds this nation together is not...

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