Category Archives: Politics/Tech

Case Threatens Viability of an Open Internet

On September 9, 2013 the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals will start hearing oral arguments in Verizon V. FCC, a “net neutrality” case where wireless provider Verizon is challenging the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) order regulating how Internet service providers manage their networks. Verizon seeks to undo some of the regulatory power of the FCC. Continue reading

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Walking for Wendy Greuel – a Visualization #LAMayor

This is a data visualization of my Get Out The Vote (GOTV) walking today for LA Mayor candidate Wendy Greuel. I used my Nike Sportswatch GPS to record location, time, speed and it even tracks calories burned. Continue reading

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The Fiscal Cliff Bill is a Big Deal

Passing a Fiscal Cliff bill that does not extend all of the Bush Tax Cuts for the wealthiest is a BFD.

Here’s why. Continue reading

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New Media Strategies for Reaching Latino Voters

This election season, voters accessed candidate and proposition information in many more ways than in previous years.

We still received the stack of campaign literature in our mailboxes, were exposed to a barrage of ads on our TVs and received more than our fair share of after dinner phone calls asking for our support, money and time, but there were a few new “touches” added to this year’s election material mix, many on social media and mobile platforms. Continue reading

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Online Voter Registration Now Available in California

California has just rolled out the full process to allow U.S. citizens the ability to register to vote online. I haven’t tried out the full process yet but look forward helping to register people in my community. And, it will be nice to use a tablet device instead of a clipboard. Continue reading

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Students Activated in Mexico’s Election Rally Around #YoSoy132 Campaign

When Mexican presidential candidate Enrique Peña Nieto visited Mexico City’s Ibero University he encountered a large group of angry students. Students linked the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) candidate to former Mexican president Carlos Salinas de Gortari also of the same PRI party and called out Peña Nieto on his being governor during a bloody crackdown on students in the state of Atenco. Continue reading

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Obama Policy will Allow Dreamers to Stay in US

News clippings from yesterday’s historic announcement by President Obama on the new immigration directive to allow some DREAM Act eligible youths to stay in the US without fear of deportation. Continue reading

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Jesse’s Roundup – Top Bloguera Retreat, Rangel’s Choice Not to Identify, and Eva Langoria’s “Devious Maids” Canceled

This week’s Latino Review will look at Latinas in the White House, Latinos who don’t identify, and Latino stereotypes in the media.

Latina Bloggers in DC
Last week Latina blogueras from across the country descended on Washington DC and the White House for the first ever Latinos in Social Media Top Bloguera Retreat. Over 65 top bloggers were invited to the VIP retreat including leaders Ana Flores- @lbconnect (Latina Bloggers Connect), Yoly Mason – @yolymason (Las Blogueras), Jeannette Kaplun- @JeannetteKaplun (Blogs de mamás), and Angélica Pérez-@AngelicaMentor1 (New Latina). LATISM hostesses included co-founders Eliane Ramos – @ergeedgoddess and Ana Roca – @anarc. Continue reading

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Senate Passes Historic Health Care Reform Bill, #Eric Smiles

The Senate passed the health care reform bill early this morning by a 60-39 vote. The vote, once again drawn on a 100% party lines, is certainly the most important health care reform legislation in my lifetime. Continue reading

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Senate Vote Ends Debate on Health Care Bill

This morning’s 60-40 Senate vote clears a path towards passage of the Senate’s health care reform bill. As expected the votes were cast 100% down party lines and now may lead to a passage in the senate on Christmas Eve. Continue reading

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