Friday, 18 April 2014

Category: Elections 2013

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Latinos Hail Mark-Viverito’s ‘Historic’ Election

Latinos Hail Mark-Viverito’s ‘Historic’ Election

Latino leaders rejoiced when Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito became City Council speaker, the first Hispanic politician to occupy the most important seat in New York City after the mayor, El Diario-La Prensa reports.

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Latino Group Cautions de Blasio Over Cabinet Diversity

Latino Group Cautions de Blasio Over Cabinet Diversity

A Latino organization expresses its discomfort at what it calls a “disturbing pattern” of “marginal inclusion” of Hispanics for top-level appointments in Bill de Blasio administration, reports Gotham Gazette.

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John Liu Reflects on Highs and Lows of His Career

John Liu Reflects on Highs and Lows of His Career

New York City's outgoing Comptroller John Liu is keeping all his options open after he leaves the office on January 1, reports Queens Tribune.

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Political ‘Renaissance’ for Blacks in Brooklyn

Political ‘Renaissance’ for Blacks in Brooklyn

African-American wins in Brooklyn on Election Day ranged from City Council seats to borough and citywide positions, suggesting a community "renaissance" or at the least a "renewal," reports The Brooklyn Ink.

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Young Blood Ready to Shake Up City Council

Young Blood Ready to Shake Up City Council

Meeting with El Diario's editorial board, three recently elected young Latinos vowed to reform New York's City Council.

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Breakthrough Year for Working Families Party

Breakthrough Year for Working Families Party

The Working Families Party had a banner election year, pushing their candidates to victory not only in citywide races but in the City Council and district attorney's office. The success didn't come overnight, reports Amsterdam News.

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Legal Immigrants Cast Votes in ‘Mock Election’

Legal Immigrants Cast Votes in ‘Mock Election’

At a mock election in Jackson Heights on Election Day, legal immigrants cast their votes with the hope that next Election Day, they'll be doing it for real.

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De Blasio Vows to Build Diverse Administration

De Blasio Vows to Build Diverse Administration

A government that looks like the city is what Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio vowed to assemble during a reception at the “Somos el Futuro” conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, over the weekend.

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Indian-American Political Star Rises in NJ

Indian-American Political Star Rises in NJ

Raj Mukherji, 29, became the second Indian-American elected to the New Jersey State Assembly, joining six-term Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula, who was handily reelected, the News India Times reports. But the community wasn't so lucky in other races.

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Lively Discussions Fuel Talks at Transition Tent

Lively Discussions Fuel Talks at Transition Tent

An open forum addressed solutions to the affordable housing conundrum, as part of larger Talking Transition initiative.

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Engaging Communities Through Ethnic Media

Engaging Communities Through Ethnic Media

"Engaging New York's Immigrant Communities Through Ethnic Media" is but one of many panels to be sponsored by Talking Transition, a new grass-roots endeavor aimed at soliciting ideas from New Yorkers for the city's new mayoral administration. The panel will be held November 12.

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