Entries by Marisa Treviño

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More Young Voters Have No Party Preference

By Marisa Treviño, Jan 12, 2013 8:49 AM

LatinaLista

As the nation prepares to swear in Barack Obama as the 45th U.S. president, he will have the distinction of being the 15th Democrat (of those presidents specifically identified as Democrats) to hold the highest office in the country.

But a new study on young voters in California highlights a possible change when it comes to future elections — it will be less about Democrats and Republicans and more about the candidates.

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On World AIDS Day, Obamacare Could Be Lifeline for Latinas

By Marisa Treviño, Dec 1, 2012 10:25 AM


LatinaLista

There was a time when AIDS was considered an automatic death threat. With no viable treatment that ensured its victims a good quality of life as they battled the disease that slowly robbed them of their physical strength, their emotional courage and their hope for a cure, the mention of AIDS always shot fear through communities who were not accustomed to speaking about sexual practices in public spaces.

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Conservative Pundit Says Immigrants' Rights Are Not Civil Rights. Who Is She Kidding?

By Marisa Treviño, Sep 25, 2012 12:06 PM


LatinaLista

No Sunday TV viewing is complete without watching the Sunday morning pundit roundtables. It was a nice surprise to see Jorge Ramos as one of this week with George Stephanopoulos‘ panelists. Of course, it was to recognize the new ABC/Univision partnership and Ramos’ recent interviews with Romney and Obama, but it was nice to have someone there who was speaking from firsthand knowledge rather than making assumptions.


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Texas Latino Voters Wonder at Excitement Over Cruz Victory

By Marisa Treviño, Aug 2, 2012 11:34 AM


The political world is in a frenzy today because of what happened in last night’s Texas Republican Senate primary race — newcomer Ted Cruz beat veteran and current Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst.

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Latino immigrants hold dubious distinction of having the most HIV diagnoses

By Marisa Treviño, Jul 24, 2012 3:00 PM


LatinaLista

Thirty-one years after the discovery of AIDS in the United States, the hope was that the disease would have been eradicated by now.


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Anniversary of Civil Rights Law sees a renewed attack on the civil rights of Latinos, blacks and women

By Marisa Treviño, Jul 2, 2012 12:02 PM


LatinaLista

The Civil Rights Act celebrates its 48th anniversary today. It was on July 2, 1964 when President Lyndon Johnson signed it into law.

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Latino high school valedictorian delivers speech in Spanish --and it's no big deal

By Marisa Treviño, Jun 14, 2012 1:20 PM


LatinaLista

The two quickest ways to set off a firestorm among anti-immigrant critics is to do one of two things: talk about amnesty or speak Spanish at a public event. It was the latter that has one California high school valedictorian facing a barrage of criticism and forcing a school district to finally come to terms with its bilingual student body.


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Latino politicians shattering assumptions, and finding assumptions shattered, left and right

By Marisa Treviño, Jun 11, 2012 9:45 AM

LatinaLista

According to the 2011 Directory of Latino Elected Officials published by the National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO) there are currently 5,850 Latinos serving in elected offices nationwide, in all levels of government and 9 serving in statewide offices, including the office of governor.

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How to Get Hispanic GOPers to Sell Latino Voters an Inconvenient Message and Believe in It

By Marisa Treviño, May 8, 2012 2:00 PM

LatinaLista

Not since Michael Steele was the Republican National Committee’s (RNC) perennial “foot-in-mouth” chairman have news web sites, bloggers and social media streams been ablaze, aflutter, aghast and amused at what someone from the RNC has said regarding party platform issues like what happened this morning.


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ICE Prepares to Deport 14-year-old Student

By Marisa Treviño, Apr 27, 2012 1:05 AM


LatinaLista

Last week, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) offered to temporarily suspend the deportation cases of an estimated 16,500 people. That’s more than 70 percent of the immigration cases pending as of mid-April. Though it sounds like a step in the right direction to address the senseless separation of families, in those cases where parents are being deported, it’s not enough because the orders of deportation are still happening to not only adults but children too.

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ICE quietly reveals they've deported over 46,000 undocumented parents. But where are the children?

By Marisa Treviño, Apr 2, 2012 12:30 PM

LatinaLista

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) department of Homeland Security has not had a good last couple of weeks. No matter which way they turned they were getting hammered for not being transparent enough either in their count of undocumented immigrants who escaped capture or their practices treating undocumented immigrants in detention.


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Young Latino Voters Listen to Classmates More Than Friends or Family

By Marisa Treviño, Mar 18, 2012 12:00 AM


LatinaLista

In the paper “Youth, Race and Voter Mobilization” released this week by the black youth project, the researchers cited many facts about political party mobilization efforts among young voters that weren’t fully realized. For example, in the 2008 election, it was widely believed that the Democratic party was outdoing the GOP when it came to mobilization initiatives among young voters but that wasn’t the case.

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Mississippi Legislators Latest Blind Mice to Follow the Pied Piper of Anti-immigrant Legislation

By Marisa Treviño, Mar 6, 2012 11:00 AM

Latina Lista

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Jackson, Mississippi has an ironic name that served him very well yesterday during a protest of the new immigration law the state wants to enact.


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Latino GOP Group to GOP Women's Org: Don't Host Speaker from Hate Group

By Marisa Treviño, Jan 17, 2012 9:00 AM


LatinaLista

Since 2007, many young and new Latino voters have, from time to time, written into Latina Lista to ask how I could publish the viewpoints and stories of Latinos who self-identify as Republicans. It’s a natural question from those newly engaged in the nation’s civic process, especially the young.

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New Latino Literary Magazine Breaks Ethnic and Gender Stereotypes

By Marisa Treviño, Dec 15, 2011 7:21 AM


LatinaLista

How many Latino writers are there in the United States?

It’s a question that many of us would answer with two hands since it seems that it’s only a handful whom mainstream publishers continually recognize as having any talent. Yet, there are so many more talented Latino and Latina writers who, try as they might, just can’t break down the glass walls of mainstream acceptance.

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More Latinas Going to College, But Many Drop Out

By Marisa Treviño, Nov 16, 2011 7:40 AM


LatinaLista

The future of this country takes on desperate importance with each passing day given the ongoing debt debate, the continual low educational rankings of our school children compared to their global counterparts and the rising costs of higher education.

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GOP Tea-Party Debate and Latino Voters

By Marisa Treviño, Sep 13, 2011 5:30 PM

LatinaLista

The CNN/Tea-Party debate shows Republican candidates either don't have a clue on how to attract Latino voters or don't care.

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Missteps with Latinos Cause Obama to Lose Latino Support

By Marisa Treviño, Sep 9, 2011 2:48 PM

LatinaLista

This week's Gallup poll showing the decline in support among Latinos for President Obama wasn’t a big surprise.

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President Obama a No-Show at NALEO Conference

By Marisa Treviño, Jun 22, 2011 5:40 PM


It must certainly seem to President Obama that no matter what he does, he just can't make Latinos happy.

He's right.


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