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September 2008 Blog Posts (6)

Gov. Schwarzenegger Endorses Key Education Laws for Hispanics

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is working to pass a law that will improve the education of Hispanics and other minorities in California. According to La Opinion, the law would authorize hiring more teachers in schools with low achievement levels that lack professionals to teach math, sciences and special education. READ FULL STORY

Added by HispanicPro on September 30, 2008 at 11:49am — No Comments

American Latinos increasingly pessimistic

America's largest minority is a paradox. Latinos have a reputation for being fatalistic. Yet many, especially immigrants, also share an entrepreneurial belief that people chart their own destinies. The result is 46 million Americans -- 15 percent of the U.S. population -- who vacillate between pessimism and optimism.

At the moment, pessimism has the upper hand. According to a new survey from the Pew Hispanic Center, Latinos in the United States are increasingly gloomy about their own… Continue

Added by HispanicPro on September 30, 2008 at 11:44am — No Comments

Hispanics overwhelmingly for Obama in US 'swing states'

A great majority of Hispanic voters in US swing states favor Democratic Barack Obama over Republican John McCain in the race for the White House, a Newslink poll said Friday.

Of the 684 adults surveyed by telephone in seven swing states from September 11-18, 63 percent said they would vote for the Illinois senator on November 4, against only 26 percent for the Arizona senator.

Swing voters are called as such for their unpredictable votes in an election.… Continue

Added by News on September 27, 2008 at 2:24pm — No Comments

A Worthy Goal: More Latinos At The Polls

Latinos should be a strong voice in Connecticut. After all, they represent a sizeable segment of the state's population, with an estimated 391,935 members, or 11.2 percent of all Connecticut citizens, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

So news that state efforts to register Latinos to vote have been successful is welcomed. According to the Secretary of the State's office, more than 5,800 Latinos have registered since an organized effort was launched three months ago.

The… Continue

Added by News on September 24, 2008 at 4:13pm — No Comments

GOP ticket wooing women

Since Republican presidential nominee John McCain chose Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate, he has erased Barack Obama’s once-commanding lead as the candidate seen by women as having a “better understanding of women and what is important” to them, a new poll of likely female voters shows. READ FULL ARTICLE

Added by News on September 24, 2008 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Abortion rate is down, but report cites racial disparity

The decline has been far more dramatic for whites than for blacks and Latinas. Although the overall U.S. abortion rate is at its lowest level since 1974, the drop has been far more dramatic for whites than for African Americans, who in 2004 had abortions at five times the rate of white women, according to a report released Monday. READ FULL ARTICLE

Added by News on September 24, 2008 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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