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  • Not Working for Latinos - Ya Es Hora - ¡Ve y Vota!
    racial tribe have been solidly supportive of him Recent Gallup polls show Obama s approval rating is 83 percent among African Americans about double that of his overall rating By contrast less than a majority of Latinos 44 percent approve of Obama s performance Latino support was crucial to Obama s victory in 2008 and will be important to his re election bid Obama s share of the Latino vote in 2008 upward of 65 percent in key states of Florida Colorado New Mexico and Nevada is credited with delivering these states electoral votes In these Western states the Latino vote is large and able to swing the state Which means that President Obama must secure the Latino vote if he wishes to be a two term president President Obama cannot practice universalism racial politics and count on Latino electoral support Latinos do not see themselves as part of Obama s racial tribe and the president has failed to deliver on his campaign promises There has been no satisfactory immigration reform and economically Latinos are much worse off now than they were in 2008 Candidate Obama s immigration narrative the son of a Kenyan father who was a foreign student and fell in love with an American a childhood lived overseas and his merit based rise through education and hard work struck a chord with the Latino voters Many Latinos are one or two generations removed from the immigrant experience Candidate Obama s transracial universalism worked for him as a candidate because he had no record He was multiracial and he asked Americans of all races to hope Each racial group projected onto candidate Obama their hopes and aspirations for a better racial future Latinos hoped for an immigration reformer Now that President Obama has a record hope must make

    Original URL path: http://veyvota.yaeshora.info/news?id=0399 (2016-04-26)
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  • Dems reach out to Spanish language voters over Obama jobs plan - Ya Es Hora - ¡Ve y Vota!
    narrator in the ad But in the face of Republicans the President can t do it alone Read the plan Stand together for more jobs Last week the president formally delivered his proposals called the American Jobs Act to Congress In an email release announcing the commercials Rep Debbie Wasserman Schultz the DNC chair said that Obama s proposals would boost the construction industry a sector that employs 2 77 million Hispanics by investing in construction and infrastructure projects cut taxes for an estimated 250 000 Hispanic owned small businesses and provide Hispanic veterans with greater employment opportunities by incentivizing businesses who hire them The Republican National Committee quickly responded to word of the ad Clearly Hispanic voters are going to be important for both parties but unfortunately Barack Obama s failure with jobs and the economy has hit the Hispanic community harder than any other said RNC spokesperson Kirsten Kukowski While Americans struggle with 9 1 percent unemployment Latinos are struggling with over 11 percent Republicans are working hard to elect leaders that will ensure Hispanics can find work and their businesses can thrive Obama won two thirds of the Hispanic and Latino vote in the 2008 presidential election according to national exit polls up from the 53 percent Sen John Kerry the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee carried four years earlier But according to recent national polling by Gallup Obama s approval rating among Hispanics and Latinos now stands at 48 percent the lowest rating since he took over in the White House and a big drop from the 60 percent he held at the beginning of the year The state of the economy is one reason for the decline but another may be the issue of immigration Candidate Obama called for comprehensive immigration reform when he was running

    Original URL path: http://veyvota.yaeshora.info/news?id=0395 (2016-04-26)
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  • GOP-Led States Change Voting Rules Ahead of 2012 Presidential Election - Ya Es Hora - ¡Ve y Vota!
    parties said Doug Chapin an election expert at the University of Minnesota While states typically adjust voting rules ahead of presidential elections this year provides an opportunity for new Republican governors and GOP majorities to legislate on election issues Put simply Chapin said What s happening in 2011 is just as much about what happened in 2010 New voting rules recently cleared state legislatures in what have traditionally been presidential battlegrounds creating partisan rancor Plans to reduce the number of days to cast an early ballot cleared the Republican controlled swing states of Florida Ohio and Wisconsin Legislatures in Georgia Tennessee and West Virginia also lopped off advanced voting time North Carolina has a pending proposal And Maine has done away with a policy that allows people to register at the polls on Election Day before casting ballots Democratic voters held an edge in early voting during the 2010 elections despite the unfavorable climate for the party nationally and the eventual Republican gains Voters in 32 states and the District of Columbia can cast a ballot in person before Election Day without having to give a reason Georgia and Ohio had some of the longest early voting time periods Georgia had 45 days while Ohio had 35 The new laws bring the two states closer to the typical timeframe which is about two weeks before the election The move to shrink the early voting window in some states comes as others have pushed to require voters to show a photo ID at the polls Five states Kansas Wisconsin South Carolina Tennessee and Texas recently passed strict photo ID laws At the beginning of the year just two states Georgia and Indiana required that voters must show a photo ID in order to have their vote counted Other legislatures are rewriting

    Original URL path: http://veyvota.yaeshora.info/news?id=0398 (2016-04-26)
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  • Latino Support for Obama Below 50 Pct. a Year Before Election - Ya Es Hora - ¡Ve y Vota!
    recession The discontent among Latinos with the Democratic administration is alarming for a party that knows that retaining the support of this group is key to winning the states of California New Mexico and Texas where at least one in every five voters will be Latinos in 2012 The 2010 Census verified the importance and influence that Latino voters will have in the next elections with that group now exceeding 50 million and amounting to 16 percent of the country s more than 308 million residents Next year could see record levels of participation among Latino voters both due to their population growth as well as because of the voter registration campaigns being undertaken by pro immigrant groups Evan Bacalao director of Civic Engagement with the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund told Efe With surveys showing that Latinos are feeling ever more distant from other Democrats the question that arises is what percentage of their votes that are not cast for Obama will swing over to the Republicans many of whom are pursuing a discourse that is markedly anti immigrant The most recent surveys reveal that despite the broad Hispanic majority that supported the Democrats in 2008 today just 39 percent of Latinos say that they will back the president next year Hispanic organizations warn that Obama has an arduous task ahead of him if he wants to convince the majority of Latinos to vote for him again These groups say that if Obama does not manage to recover the confidence of Hispanics and the Republicans keep up their anti immigrant rhetoric a substantial number of Latino voters will stay home on election day Meanwhile the unemployment rate among Hispanics is 11 3 percent substantially above the national average of 9 1 percent One of

    Original URL path: http://veyvota.yaeshora.info/news?id=0394 (2016-04-26)
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  • With Hispanic support for Obama waning, could Latino vote be up for grabs in 2012? - Ya Es Hora - ¡Ve y Vota!
    Those numbers pose two important questions relating to the president s 2012 prospects What explains the drop off among Hispanics And is it possible that Latinos could be up for grabs in 2012 On the first question reasons abound The struggling economy has hit the Latino community particularly hard with a Hispanic unemployment rate exceeding 11 percent two points higher than the national average Obama s dip among Hispanics correlates with his broader struggles with an electorate that has grown increasingly disheartened about the economy and the White House s ability to make things better President Obama s decline among Hispanics like most other segments of the electorate is very real and it is a consequence of his weak performance on the core issue affecting people s attitudes the economy said Danny Diaz a Republican consultant The other major reason offered for the president s Hispanic swoon is the lack of any forceful action on comprehensive immigration reform On the campaign trail in 2008 Obama regularly touted the need for such a policy change but he has been unable to deliver on the promise with a now divided Congress loath to tackle such a big and controversial issue Regardless of the reason for the erosion the broader question looking ahead to 2012 is whether Hispanics will ultimately come home to Obama despite some doubts or whether the eventual Republican nominee will have a real chance at winning over a large swath of them Obama allies insist that stories about defections within his base are overblown noting that although Hispanics may not be happy with everything the president has done or more accurately not done they will support him when he is matched against his GOP rival who will almost certainly take positions that are anathema to most Latinos Joel Benenson Obama s lead pollster pointed to an August tracking poll from ImpreMedia Latino Decisions that showed that 72 percent of Hispanic voters said Republicans either didn t care or were hostile to the Hispanic community as evidence that Obama s number is likely to improve once Republicans pick their nominee Latino voters see a very clear choice Benenson said between President Obama who is fighting for measures to restore balance fairness and the economic security for working and middle class Latino families through programs like the Dream Act job training programs and common sense immigration reform versus a Republican lineup of congressmen and presidential contenders who vehemently oppose and denounce every one of these measures One notable Republican exception could be Texas Gov Rick Perry who has sounded a largely moderate note on immigration during his presidential campaign at a debate last week in Florida he defended a measure he signed into law in 2001 that allows some illegal immigrants to attend state colleges and universities at in state tuition rates Obama is also ramping up his courtship of Latino voters holding a roundtable for Hispanic journalists at the White House last week and addressing the Congressional Hispanic Caucus s

    Original URL path: http://veyvota.yaeshora.info/news?id=0396 (2016-04-26)
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