Elections 2012

(Photo via Hynes Facebook page)

In Turnaround, DA Hynes to Stay in Race

Brooklyn, Elections 2012, Revson Covering NYC October 7, 2013 at 1:59 pm 1 comment

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes’ campaign says he will run for re-election on the Republican and Conservative party lines in November after losing the Democratic nomination in September.

(Photo by Jordan Fischer via Flicker, Cretive Commons License.)

Opinion: Will Latinos Seize this Historic Moment or Squander it?

It’s an undeniable fact that Latinos living in the United States are increasingly gaining political leverage. But it’s one thing to have power and a very different thing to use it to make progress, says columnist Mónica Gutiérrez in El Diario/La Prensa.

The Dream Act and the decisive Hispanic vote in the 2012 elections are the biggest Latino stories of the year. (Photo via flickr, Creative Commons License.)

NY Ethnic Newspapers Pick Top Stories of 2012

With the arrival of the New Year, several New York ethnic publications highlighted the most relevant stories for their communities in 2012. Here are some of them, coming from backgrounds as varied as Jewish, Filipino and Hispanic.

Photo by Guy Tsui / World Journal

After Redistricting, Political Clout Remains Uncertain

Asian, Elections 2012, In the News, Latino, Politics November 28, 2012 at 9:23 pm 0 comments

Residents in Upper Manhattan are split as to whether their City Council representative should know Spanish, found Northattan. Another of the publication’s articles looked at how redistricting has split the Asian-American community’s political clout.

On Nov. 6, 2012, Michaelle Solages became the first Haitian elected to the New York State Assembly. (Photo courtesy of Michaelle Solages via The Haitian Times)

Nassau Woman Becomes First Haitian in NYS Assembly

Michaelle Solages became the first person of Haitian descent elected to New York State Assembly on November 6. However, instead of celebrating, the former photojournalist is helping her Sandy-stricken frustrated neighbors in Nassau’s District 22, reports The Haitian Times.

(Photo by Maite Junco)

Record Election Turnout Among Chinese Voters

East Asian, Elections 2012, Politics November 14, 2012 at 4:19 pm 0 comments

Hurricane Sandy couldn’t stop Chinese voters from turning out in record numbers in Chinatown, Flushing and Brooklyn, reported World Journal, adding that the level of participation buries the stereotype that Chinese-Americans don’t vote.

Rep. Jose Serrano said the vote means Puerto Ricans want change. (Photo by Azi Paybarah via Flickr Creative Commons)

Serrano: Vote for Statehood is ‘an Earthquake in Puerto Rican Politics’

Elections 2012, New York, Politics, Puerto Rican November 9, 2012 at 3:39 pm 0 comments

On election night, an unprecedented vote took place outside of the 50 states: Almost 61 percent of Puerto Ricans voted in favor of statehood, the first time a clear majority voiced their desire to become the 51st state.

Outside Brooklyn polling site. Election day, November 6. 2012. (Photo by Willis Arnold)

Opinion: Latinos Won. Now What?

Elections 2012, In the News, Latino, Politics November 8, 2012 at 3:14 pm 0 comments

The impact of the Latino vote on Tuesday’s elections represents a coming of age for a growing community that has felt disrespected and invisible. Now the homework begins, says Dolores Prida in her weekly column in El Diario La Prensa.

Ron Kim

History Made in NYC Elections

Victories swept through Chinese, Korean and Albanian New Yorkers as one of their own became the first of their community to attain political office – in Congress for Grace Meng and in the State Assembly for Ron Kim and Mark Gjonaj.

Matthew McMorrow (left) and Brian Kenny of Lambda Independent Democrats prepare a mailer listing the pro-equality candidates the group supports at McMorrow's Park Slope apartment. (Photo by Sierra Leone Starks)

Gay Voters Fearful of What a Romney Victory Could Bring

Brooklyn, Elections 2012, LGBTQ, Politics November 5, 2012 at 3:13 pm 0 comments

For many gay voters an Obama defeat would set the clock back on some important victories for the LGBT community over the last four years, including the president’s endorsement of gay marriage and the repeal of the military’s “Don’t ask, Don’t tell” policy.

Like elsewhere, Hurricane Sandy also brought down trees in the Coney Island Avenue part of Brooklyn, also called 'Little Pakistan' because of its large immigrant population of Pakistan origin. (Photo by Mohsin Zaheer via Sada-e-Pakistan)

Pakistani Press Reports on Sandy Through Election Lense

Elections 2012, Politics, South Asian November 2, 2012 at 12:23 pm 1 comment

“Sandy will determine Obama’s future,” was the headline of the lead article in Pakistan Post, a leading Urdu language weekly.

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Report: Many Problems for Asian Voters in Primaries

Asian, Elections 2012, Politics November 1, 2012 at 5:07 pm 1 comment

According to a new report, Asian American voters in New York and across the country found polling places on Primary Day that did not offered the required translation services and poll workers that provided inaccurate information, the World Journal reported.

Peralta and Democrats at Novo (Photo by Javier Castano/Queens Latino)

Peralta Becomes First Latino to Run for Queens Boro President

Elections 2012, Latino, Politics October 25, 2012 at 6:20 pm 0 comments

State Sen. José Peralta officially joined the 2013 race for Queens Borough President when he kicked off his campaign on Monday in Jackson Heights, making him the first Latino to run for the position, reported Javier Castaño of Queens Latino.

Mitt Romney scored points with Poles. (Photo by Fabrice Florin via Flickr Creative Commons)

Poles Welcome Romney’s Remarks On Their Homeland

Eastern European, Elections 2012, Politics October 24, 2012 at 9:48 pm 0 comments

Members of the Polish American Congress welcomed Mitt Romney’s supportive mentions of Poland during the third presidential debate this week, saying their country should take diplomatic advantage of the moment, the Nowy Dziennik reported.

Young Russian Jews from the Russian American Jewish Experience organization, join the Celebrate Israel parade. (Photo via The Jewish Week)

Poll: Younger Russian Jews Less Conservative Than Elders

Elections 2012, Politics October 22, 2012 at 5:33 pm 0 comments

Unlike their more conservative elders, younger Russian Jews are evenly split among Obama and Romney, found a poll conducted by the Research Institute for New Americans. The Jewish Week delves into why the older generation sides with Republicans.