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New York Pakistanis in Full Campaign Mode

New York Pakistanis in Full Campaign Mode

The voters are a world away but that’s not an issue in Brooklyn’s Little Pakistan where Pakistanis are in the middle of a heated campaign season to elect their homeland’s next prime minister in May.

Special Report: Immigrants Increase Clout, Elect Reps Back Home

Special Report: Immigrants Increase Clout, Elect Reps Back Home

Local elections to choose a representative in a faraway legislature are becoming increasingly common and New York City, with its large, vibrant ethnic enclaves, plays a visible and important role. For example, Ecuadorean New Yorkers Ximena Peña and Alex Guamán were elected last month for a seat in the National Assembly back home.

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.

Venezuelan New Yorkers can vote in Sunday's presidential elections back home at the Consulate.

NY Venezuelans Vote at Consulate to Keep or Boot Chavez

Latino, Politics, South American October 5, 2012 at 3:27 pm 0 comments

Venezuelan New Yorkers share their thoughts on Sunday’s elections back home when President Hugo Chavez will face his strongest challenge in 14 years in power, El Diario La Prensa reported.

On Latino Turf, Bangladeshis Seek Sliver of Power

On Latino Turf, Bangladeshis Seek Sliver of Power

Elections 2012, Featured Posts, Politics, South Asian September 11, 2012 at 6:14 pm 2 comments

Two Bangladeshis will run next year for a city council seat in the Bronx, but some worry that the Bangladeshis – a new but growing immigrant community – are reaching for too much too early. They question the value of fielding a Bangladeshi candidate against a political machine that favors Latinos. For many, the question hinges on who wins this week’s 87th Assembly District primary.

(Photo by James Leynse/CORBIS via The Gotham Gazette)

Voices in Focus: Primary Election Guides

Elections 2012, Politics September 10, 2012 at 12:06 pm 1 comment

In case you haven’t decided who you’ll vote for in this Thursday’s primary elections, there are plenty of voter guides and candidate profiles in the city’s community press to help you make up your mind. Here’s a sampling, including a video of a singing candidate from the Bronx.

Photo by Feng Meng / The World Journal

Groups Seek to Increase Impact of the Asian-American Vote

Asian, Elections 2012, Politics August 30, 2012 at 6:06 pm 1 comment

Nationwide, Asian-Americans are the fastest-growing race group, and New York City is home to more Asians than any other city. In 2008, only about half of the country’s eligible Asian-American voters were registered, but of those registered voters, turnout was high — 86 percent, The World Journal reports.

Feet in 2 Worlds asks: Will Latinos head to the polls this year in the same numbers as 2008? (Photo by Flickr/bedin via Feet in 2 Worlds)

Enthusiasm Has Dipped, but Latinos Could Still Swing Tossup States

Elections 2012, Latino, Politics August 27, 2012 at 1:23 pm 0 comments

In a Feet in 2 World podcast, executive producer John Rudolph asks an expert about the role of Latinos in the 2012 presidential election. He speaks with pollster Sylvia Manzano, who says that while enthusiasm for Obama has waned, recent immigration decisions may reignite interest.

Manny Tavárez llegó a pitcher semiprofesional, pero una lesión en un hombro, acabó con sus sueños. (Photo via El Diario/La Prensa)

Dominican-American Pitcher Aiming for State Senate

Dominican, Elections 2012, Politics, Sports August 23, 2012 at 1:39 pm 0 comments

El Diario La Prensa’s José Acosta profiles the Dominican-American Manny Tavárez, a semi-professional baseball pitcher turned candidate for the New York State Senate. With his athletic background, Tavárez is pushing for sports and education to get young people off the streets.

Dominicans living in New York City braved long lines to cast their ballots in yesterday's Dominican elections. (Photo by EDLP / Jose Acosta)

Dominicans Cram NYC Polling Stations to Vote in Homeland’s Election

Politics May 21, 2012 at 1:07 pm 0 comments

Even as yesterday’s election results in the Dominican Republic remain under dispute, there was no doubt about the New York City Dominican population’s fervor for politics back home. El Diario La Prensa ran a dispatch from the lively scenes at the city’s Dominican polling places on Sunday.

Opinion: Yo Decido… That The Deportations Will Continue

Opinion: Yo Decido… That The Deportations Will Continue

Latino, Politics March 9, 2012 at 1:07 pm 0 comments

The Time Magazine headline, “Yo Decido; Why Latinos Will Pick the Next President,” caused a stir in the Latino press. In a column translated from La Tribuna Hispana, opinion-writer Lux Fer dismisses as empty flattery the idea of Latinos deciding major policy.

The march for voting rights continues to this day.

How new voting laws impact African Americans

African American, In the News, Politics January 11, 2012 at 1:39 pm 0 comments

The Amsterdam News is keeping an eye on new voting laws enacted across several states that require government IDs, eliminate early voting and ban registration drives and how African American voters will be impacted.

Daniel Altschuler, president of the Long Island Civic Engagement Table (far left), next to Elizabeth Bonilla, of New York Communities for Change, and Magdalena Flores, Alexandra San Juan and Carlos Ramos of Make the Road New York.

Children of immigrants hope for change in Suffolk

Immigration, Latino, Metro Area, Politics December 5, 2011 at 12:50 pm 1 comment

Suffolk County’s growing Latino population made itself heard in the rise in youth voter turnout for the election of a new county executive.