In ten crucial states from here to November, people like Dolores will be knocking on doors, going through small shopping centers, restaurants and anywhere they will listen, to get Latinos to register and vote for Obama, who has done more for Latinos than any other president.
He will identify new policy priorities and the ways he will seek to implement policy successes such as the Affordability Care Act. He will undertake a second-term presidential transition, but who exactly will be in place to execute these plans?
Romney's advisers are betting that Romney can so dominate Obama among White voters that he won't have to do much better than John McCain did with Latino voters in 2008.
The face of the GOP may seem more diverse, but we see a plethora of hypocrisy, a denial of each individual's own immigrant story and reality, and a lack of acknowledgement of the economic, social, and political benefits that immigrants and diversity bring to our country.
Are the political parties forcing the Hispanics into building their own political enclave in which to defend their own interests? Are the interests of Hispanics different from those of the rest of the community?
It is more important than ever for Latinos and other minority groups to remember that a Romney-Ryan White House would take us back to the 1950s on gender as well as a host of other issues that have serious consequences in our daily lives.
Almost all of the young people I have talked to are eager to come forward. They fought hard for deportation relief and want to be able to work, drive, go to school, and fight on for broader, permanent immigration reform, including the DREAM Act.
At a time when Hispanics must establish themselves as influential leaders who impact business, political and societal conversations, we continue to diminish our genuine and purposeful intentions by our self-inflicted actions.
Two years is welcome certainty for a sluggish economy but a blink of an eye for policymaking. NCLR is committed to monitoring implementation of transportation reauthorization and helping to pave the way for strong legislation in 2014.
As we look to November and beyond, both Obama and Romney can and must do better by voters -- Latino and non-Latino alike -- around the immigration reform issue. Partisan politicking aside, our elected leaders have a responsibility to fix, not bandage, what is broken.
Geithner's public statement in support of principal reduction is cause for celebration, but DeMarco has further entrenched himself as the major obstacle to taking principal reduction to scale. The enduring housing crisis requires bold steps and true solutions.
Latino influence on our economy, our culture, and our politics will only increase in the coming years. But what about the environment? Where do Hispanics in the United States stand on issues like clean energy, protection for wilderness, and climate change?
I caught up with Miguel Ortega, a long-time education activist in Tucson, for an interview on the upcoming event, and a look at his own involvement.
In today's hyper-partisan climate of deep divides between the red and the blue, both parties seem to find common ground on one issue: Our schools are failing too many of our students.
It is not coincidence that pressure from this all or nothing voter suppression strategy has been felt by folks in battleground states like Florida and Ohio--two states that Romney must win if he has any chance at nabbing the top job.
Mitt Romney is not interested in investing in the working class of our country. If his tax shelter is an indication of his willingness to invest in the United States of America, this may be a cause for concern for those of us who do not make six figures.