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The Latino Gender Gap in U.S. Politics

Women and Latinos in the U.S. are both attracting a lot of political attention, especially after their impressive electoral impact in the last few elections.  We hear about the potential “Women’s vote” or the mention of the important gender gap in U.S. politics, which is the difference between men and women’s support for the winning […]

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Increased Electoral Support for Latinas

The current government shutdown is encouraging more people to reassess their level of support for members of Congress and Congress as an institution. The public is likely to decrease their already awfully low approval ratings for Congress in reaction to the current inability to come to a compromise with the budgeting process. However, as the electoral environment […]

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The Growing Success of Latina Political Candidates

The political landscape of the 2008 presidential election, with Obama and Clinton as major party political candidates for president, brought up important questions concerning the impact of race and gender on voting behavior. Questions arose concerning the predicted level of voter support for women and minority political candidates. Is a black or female presidential candidate […]

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Gender and Undocumented Immigrant Experiences

Discussions about immigration reform largely focus on immigrants as workers. In fact, immigrants come to the U.S. for both work and family reasons. Understanding the factors that drive a decision to immigrate—and how immigrants organize their lives in the United States—is crucial to developing an immigration law that provides a real solution for undocumented immigrants. […]

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The Latino gender gap: Latina voters prefer Obama by 53 point margin

With seven weeks until the election Republican candidate Mitt Romney’s potential gender gap with women faces a new hurdle in the Latino community, as reported today by Pilar Marrero.  According to the fourth week of the impreMedia/Latino Decisions tracking poll Latina voters plan to vote for President Obama by a margin of 74% to 21% […]

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Can the Republicans Connect With Latinos on Abortion?

This article was originally published at NBC LATINO Abortion is back in the political spotlight.  Senate candidate Todd Akin made sure of that in his remarks regarding abortion, rape, and his beliefs on the science of procreation.  His comments came just days before the Republican National Committee finalized its convention platform that calls for a […]

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Colorado’s Civil Unions and In-State Immigrant Tuition Battles—Is a Gay-Latino Coalition Possible?

President Obama’s recent declaration of support for gay marriage and the administration’s new policy of allowing children of undocumented immigrants to apply for deferred deportation and subsequently a work permit constitute a political message that seeks to both respond to two significant constituencies as well as creating the potential for cross-pressures within one of those […]

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