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The Brennen Center for Justice at the NYU School of Law is hosting “The Latino Vote in 2014,” an event aimed at informing Latino voters as to what they can expect at the polls in November. The event is taking place Wednesday, October 15 from 6-8 pm at the Brennan Center for Justice (161 Avenue […]

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YOUR DECISION 2012 Hispanic are one of the fastest growing group in America as well as one of the most diverse population. According to the 2012 Census, there are over 50 million Hispanic or Latino in United States (16 percent of total population). And MORE than half of the growth in the total population of […]

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To accommodate many requests for the slideshow presentation from the United States Census Bureau at the “Despedida” breakfast during our 25th Anniversary SOMOS Conference, we have posted the materials below for your convenience. Somos – Measuring Hispanics in NY Please click here to download the actual PDF file if you are unable to see the […]

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On January 10, Assemblyman Felix W. Ortiz, Chairman of the New York State Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force welcomed back Executive Members of the Task Force to the first Task Force meeting of the 2012 Session. Chairman Ortiz also invited guest speakers Mr. Juan Cartagena, President and General Counsel and Mr. John Garcia, Redistricting Manager of […]

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Due to heavy demand of the New York State Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force report on 2010 Census, we have posted it here for your convenience. Please feel free to share this with your network and give us your feedback. Census 2010 Report Power Point

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American Voters to Benefit from Language Assistance in 248 Jurisdictions Across the Country Over 19 million voting-age eligible citizens from language minority groups reside in the covered jurisdictions, including more than 14 million Latinos WASHINGTON DC – The Census Bureau today released a list of 248 political jurisdictions that will be required to provide language assistance for language-minority […]

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Census Bureau Releases 2011 Determinations of Political Jurisdictions Subject to Minority Language Assistance Provisions of Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act Pursuant to specifications in the Voting Rights Act as amended in July 2006, the U.S. Census Bureau released today a list of 248 jurisdictions across the nation that must provide language assistance during […]

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Last week, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus hosted its annual conference week, and a major focus was ensuring the growth in Latino population across the country is reflected in its elected representatives. Hispanics have always been under-represented and we need to mobilize the Hispanic community across the state to ensure we get the fair representation. Below […]

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According to the most recent U.S. Census figures, there are currently 50.5 million people of Hispanic origin in the United States, which represents 16.3 percent of the total population. Because of the population grow in the past couple of decades, the Hispanic vote quickly becomes a decisive factor in election races. Below is an interesting article […]

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We want to take a moment to update everyone regarding the Legislative Task Force on Demographics and Redistricting. There will be 2 rounds of public hearings. One to recommend to the Task Force what the public would like to see the maps look like and a second to review the Task Force’s district proposals. The […]

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