During a forum at Hostos Community College on Latino issues, a plan to create a city ID for undocumented immigrants delighted the audience. But the event also gave many of the candidates a chance to discuss new proposals around immigration, reports El Diario-La Prensa.
Setting himself as the progressive choice for mayor, Democratic contender Bill de Blasio promised, if elected, 200,000 new units of affordable housing, a better relationship with the city's unionized workers and new health and education programs that would be funded by taxing the wealthiest New Yorkers.
Rolando Lavarro has become the first Filipino American to not only serve on City Council in New Jersey's second-largest city, but also to hold an elected position in the municipality. A Filipino Reporter editorial applauds the election results and presents a list of "demands" on the part of the community.
Issues of concern for the Latino community took center stage at a mayoral forum, organized with the help of El Diario-La Prensa. The forum touched on topics like the future of Alianza Dominicana and Bloomberg policies that cut funding to nonprofits and social services.
The state bill would prevent condoms from being used evidence in court, Gay City News reports. Some members of the community stop carrying condoms in fear of being arrested for alleged prostitution.
After observing a lack of assistance from elected officials in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Carlos Menchaca decided to run for a City Council seat in northern Brooklyn, reports El Diario-La Prensa.