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