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  •  Totally agree with you Kos, (11+ / 0-)

    Hispanic voters have to know where congress stands on this issue. Not to mention the numbers for these folks are huge and they are young. So if the Democrats can snag these young Hispanic voters they might be able to keep them for a long time.

    Shelterbox http://www.shelterboxusa.org/

    by TexMex on Tue Apr 13, 2010 at 11:20:02 AM PDT

    •  Agree. And efforts to turn states like Texas (6+ / 0-)

      blue will be well served if we not only talk the talk, but invest more money in on the ground organizing - starting now in Hispanic/Latino communities.

      "If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition" Bernice Johnson Reagon

      by Denise Oliver Velez on Tue Apr 13, 2010 at 11:45:55 AM PDT

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      •  absolutely! (1+ / 0-)
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        Shelterbox http://www.shelterboxusa.org/

        by TexMex on Tue Apr 13, 2010 at 12:41:45 PM PDT

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      •  Keep in mind (0+ / 0-)

        that once immigration reform passes, Hispanics will have less reasons to vote Democrat, not more. This is the one point on which Hispanics are aligned with Dems, on most social issues they are more conservative, like myself. Personally, I think it will be great as it will lead to more family-friendly and community-friendly legislation in the long run.

        Latinos tend to be more in favor of pro-family and pro-community policies. For example, they are consistently pro-life and anti-gay marriage.

        As the US becomes an increasingly Latino nation, it’s clear that abortion is not going to stay legal for long.

        A May Gallup poll found that 51 percent of Americans called themselves "pro-life," or against abortion. But the Pew survey indicates that a higher percentage of Hispanics oppose abortion — 57 percent — or more than any other group.

        An overwhelming 40% of all Hispanics say abortion should never be legal. Others taking a pro-life view say abortion should be illegal except when the life of the mother is in danger (11%) or illegal except in rare instances when the woman is a victim of rape or incest (27%).

        "But the vast majority of us know what’s right, we know that every child has place en nuestras casas y nuestras familias — our homes and families," Rojas said. "We know and cherish and honor the sanctity of motherhood and of life."

    •  The MSN (and the Rethugs) are already trying to (1+ / 0-)
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      spin the lack of Comprehensive Immigration Reform as Obama's fault for not making it a priority, as he promised.
      With only 1 Republican and 39 Democrats already supporting reform they won't get away with it this time.
      The Hispanic/Latino voters won't have the wool pulled over their eyes in 2010. If they vote 75% Democratic and Afro Americans vote 90% Democratic, the Republicans need a super majority of whites to get a majority.

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