Elections 2016

Zoila Rodríguez, from the Dominican Republic, and Luis Campozano, from Ecuador, call on residents of the 13th district to vote on June 28 to elect the Democratic candidate who will fight for Charles Rangel's seat in November. (Photo by Edwin Martínez via El Diario)

After 46 Years, Rangel District Seeks New Faces

Bronx, Elections 2016, Latino, Manhattan, Politics June 9, 2016 at 5:33 pm

On the June 28 Democratic primaries, the increasingly Hispanic 13th Congressional District will choose a successor to Rep. Charles Rangel after 46 years, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Yungman Lee and his supporters rallied in front of City Hall to condemn Brad Lander’s remarks and demand an apology. (Photo by Mike Hong via World Journal)

Yungman Lee Supporters Demand an Apology 

Brooklyn, Elections 2016, Politics June 9, 2016 at 1:17 pm

Congressional candidate Yungman Lee and his supporters spoke out in front of City Hall against comments by City Council member Brad Lander stating that Lee’s campaign is “funded by dark money,” reports World Journal.

Four of every 10 Dominicans in New York were born in the U.S. Many of those interviewed did not know they could vote without being registered at a polling station. (Photo by Elena Torres via El Diario)

Local Dominicans Called to Vote in Presidential Election

Dominican, Elections 2016, Metro Area, Politics May 13, 2016 at 12:05 pm

More than 160,000 Dominicans in the tri-state area will be able to vote in this Sunday’s presidential election without the need to register, El Diario and Reporte Hispano report.

Chunyan Hu (Photo by Mengzi Gao via World Journal)

An Interpreter Sees Number of Chinese Voters Growing

East Asian, Elections 2016, Manhattan, Politics April 25, 2016 at 5:20 pm

World Journal profiles Chunyan Hu, who’s been working at the same poll site in Chinatown for 26 years helping Chinese voters overcome a hurdle that stops many from voting – a language barrier.

Yuh-Line Niou addressing supporters after her defeat April 19 in the special election to fill Sheldon Silver's seat (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Niou Vows to Come Back in September

East Asian, Elections 2016, Manhattan, Politics April 21, 2016 at 6:04 pm

Yuh-Line Niou lost the race to complete the remainder of Sheldon Silver’s assembly term, but she vowed to enter the Democratic primary for the seat in September, Sing Tao Daily reports.

The former senator for New York convinced 115,401 voters in New York City alone. (Photo by Edwin Martínez via El Diario)

Hillary Clinton Sets the Pace among NY Latinos

Elections 2016, Latino, New York, Politics April 21, 2016 at 5:40 pm

Supporters and analysts explain to El Diario/La Prensa why Hillary Clinton obtained 65 percent of the Hispanic vote in the New York primary.

Charismatic civil servant Wendy Guzmán will face activist Luis Vélez in Paterson’s 5th Ward. (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Two Dominicans Compete For Paterson City Council Seat

Dominican, Elections 2016, Metro Area, Politics April 20, 2016 at 2:19 pm

Two Dominican candidates, Wendy Guzmán and Luis Vélez, vie for a hotly contested seat on the Paterson City Council, Reporte Hispano reports.

Jesús González, Republican Councilman Eric Ulrich and Carlos Girón. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Republican Party Seeks to Boost Local Queens Candidates

Elections 2016, Latino, Politics, Queens April 18, 2016 at 1:15 pm

Two local Latinos running for office as GOP candidates attended the Queens County Republican Party spring gala, Queens Latino reports.

Bright Dae-Jung Limm of KAPA at far right in photo, Bernie Sanders second from left, at a Washington Square Park rally on April 13 (Photo via The Korea Times)

Sanders Receives KAPA Endorsement

East Asian, Elections 2016, Politics April 15, 2016 at 5:22 pm

The progressive organization Korean Americans for Political Advancement endorsed Bernie Sanders for president, The Korea Times reports.

A Brooklyn protestor at a $15 minimum wage/Black Lives Matter rally (Photo by Ramon Vera via El Diario)

A Day of Protests in New York

Black, Criminal Justice, Elections 2016, Labor, Latino, Politics April 15, 2016 at 5:15 pm

Around NYC on April 14, rallies and protests were held against Donald Trump, in favor of a $15 minimum wage and to urge the closing of Rikers Island. El Diario/La Prensa and Diario de Mexico USA report on the events.

Yuh-Line Niou (second from the left in the front row) visits the Chinese Chamber of Commerce. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

A Close Election Turns Confucius Plaza Into a Battle Zone

East Asian, Elections 2016, Manhattan, Politics April 13, 2016 at 4:57 pm

Confucius Plaza Apartments has served as fertile ground for votes during election season. This time, two of the candidates – who are fighting for Sheldon Silver’s seat – have close ties to the largest residential building in Chinatown, reports Sing Tao Daily.

The victim, Ecuadorean immigrant Marcelo Lucero. (Photo via El Diario)

Brother of Murdered Immigrant Calls for Cancellation of Trump Rally

Crime, Elections 2016, Immigration, Long Island, Politics April 12, 2016 at 5:46 pm

“The presence of the candidate who promotes a message of hatred against immigrants saddens our community,” Joselo Lucero told El Diario/La Prensa.

What Nepalese Think of Donald Trump

What Nepalese Think of Donald Trump

Nepalese in New York say on camera what they consider good and bad about the presidential candidate.

Chorus at the launch of the Revival Tour (Photo by Gabe Carroll for Voices of NY)

Riverside Event Kicks Off Social Justice ‘Revival Tour’

A “Revival Tour” to combat political rhetoric perceived as racist and xenophobic started off at Riverside Church and will make stops in 15 states.

On March 25, S.J. Jung visited the Korean American Association of Greater New York to ask for the organization's support in the Democratic primary in September. Joined by members of his campaign organization, Chonghun Daniel Song and Woo Chun Kwak, S.J. Jung, second from the left, and Minsun Kim (to his left), president of the Korean American Association of Greater New York, hold hands with hopes of victory. (Photo via The Korea Times)

Queens Candidate S.J. Jung Champions Working Class

East Asian, Elections 2016, Metro Area, Politics, Queens March 31, 2016 at 1:46 pm

S. J. Jung will challenge state Sen. Toby Stavisky in the Democratic primary for a second time and seeks to lend a voice to the working class, report Queens papers. The Korean press covers his background and upcoming concerts for the candidate.