Archive for May, 2009


Take a stand against the hate crime in Pennsylvania!

Add your voice to the growing number of individuals and organizations urging the U.S. Department of Justice to file federal hate crime charges against the perpetrators. (more…)


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The American Bar Association Journal published a story on the continued vetting of potential Souter replacements today:

“A California legal publication is reporting that two more judges on the so-called Supreme Court shortlist—Sonia Sotomayor and Carlos Moreno—are in contact with the administration as part of its vetting process. (more…)

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The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) released the following joint statement in support of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi:


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Shifts in the nation’s demographics, especially with regards to the Hispanic population have been recognized in states like California, Texas and Arizona for at least the past two decades.  However,  immigrants from around the world are contributing to the changing face of many other parts of the country. (more…)

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By: Benita Veliz

Recently, I heard the song “Music Box” by Regina Spektor. The first few lines of the song say, “Life inside the music box ain’t easy. The mallets hit, the gears are always turning. And everyone inside the mechanism is yearning to get out”. (more…)

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Mariana Diaz and Alejandro Caballero cross the U.S.-Mexico border checkpoint every day to attend high school in El Paso. They hail from a key battleground city in Mexico’s drug wars, Ciudad Juarez. Federal soldiers patrol the streets of Ciudad Juarez, which saw 1,600 homicides this past year. (more…)

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President Barack Obama, perhaps, is just days away from naming his choice to fill the Supreme Court seat being left vacant by retiring Justice David Souter. It is rumored that he considering both Hispanic and women candidates. Either would be significant for the Supreme Court given that in its more than 200 year history, only 4 justices have not been white males. Hispanic groups have been quietly pressing Obama to make history by nominating the first Hispanic. (more…)

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