Elections 2017

Laura Curran and Laura Gillen (From https://twitter.com/johnasbury/status/928124638831562752)

Two Women Will Be Decisive in LI Fight Against MS-13

Elections 2017, Latino, Long Island November 9, 2017 at 5:25 pm

Hispanic activists believe the victory of legislators Laura Curran and Laura Gillen on Long Island will be key to fighting gang violence without criminalizing the Latino population, El Diario/La Prensa reports.  

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Hope, and Battles Ahead, for Hispanics after Tuesday’s Election

Elections 2017, Latino, Metro Area, New York November 8, 2017 at 5:02 pm

While Tuesday’s election was greeted in the Hispanic media as a good night for immigrants in the tri-state area and a repudiation of Trump, the battle to keep a Latino speaker in the City Council has only started, El Diario/La Prensa and Queens Latino report.  

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Indian-American Victories on Election Day

Elections 2017, Metro Area, South Asian November 8, 2017 at 4:02 pm

New Jersey will have its first Sikh mayor and first Indian-American state senator, reports News India Times in its coverage of state wins.

Margaret Chin and supporters (Photo by Carl Glassman via Tribeca Trib)

How Key Council Races Shook Out

Elections 2017, New York November 8, 2017 at 4:02 pm

There were few surprises in the results of many council races across the city on Nov. 7.

A still of Yeger making cotton candy from an anti-Yeger video. Find out more from The Forward. (Photo from WhatsApp via The Forward)

A Social Media ‘War’ in Yiddish Over Boro Park Race

Brooklyn, Elections 2017, Jewish November 6, 2017 at 5:36 pm

The Forward reports on the “underground Yiddish war” involving memes and “diss tracks” taking place on WhatsApp between supporters of City Council candidates Kalman Yeger and Yoni Hikind.

Three Latinas Seek to Lead Belleville Board of Education

Three Latinas Seek to Lead Belleville Board of Education

Education, Elections 2017, Latino, Women November 6, 2017 at 5:35 pm

Three New Jersey Latinas are joining forces seeking to increase the number of Latino officials on the Belleville Board of Education, Reporte Hispano reports.  

Candidates for the 40th District City Council seat: Brian Cunningham (left) and incumbent Mathieu Eugene (Photo via The Haitian Times)

A ‘Game Changer’ in the Flatbush Race?

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Elections 2017 November 6, 2017 at 5:07 pm

The Haitian Times looks at the 40th district City Council race between Mathieu Eugene, the first Haitian elected to the Council, and challenger Brian Cunningham who has received the support of the Working Families Party.

In Elizabeth, NJ (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Hispanics in Elizabeth Apathetic about Elections

Elections 2017, Immigration, Latino, Metro Area October 30, 2017 at 3:14 pm

In a political potluck, as part of the collaborative journalism project Voting Block, Hispanic residents in Elizabeth, New Jersey, discussed the next gubernatorial race, Reporte Hispano reports.  

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop speaks with Team Fulop behind him. From left to right: Jermaine Robinson, Mo Kinberg, John Hanussak, Mira Prinz Arey and Rolando Lavarro. (Photo by Amira Allahh via Philippine Daily Mirror)

Jersey City Fil-Ams Rally Behind Incumbents at ‘Pulongbayan’

Elections 2017, Metro Area, Southeast Asian October 26, 2017 at 3:40 pm

Filipinos in Jersey City rallied behind the mayor and the first Filipino member of the city council in their re-election bids at a Pulongbayan, or town meeting, report Philippine Daily Mirror and Filipino Reporter.

Jersey City mayoral candidate Bill Matsikoudis (standing) (Photo via Greek News)

Greek-American NJ Mayoral Candidate Heads to Astoria

Elections 2017, Queens, Western European October 25, 2017 at 12:02 pm

Jersey City mayoral candidate Bill Matsikoudis spoke at a fundraising event in Astoria about his Greek heritage and what led him to dedicate his life to public service, reports Greek News.

Hispanic Candidates Vie For Paterson Board Of Education

Hispanic Candidates Vie For Paterson Board Of Education

Education, Elections 2017, Metro Area October 18, 2017 at 4:40 pm

As the Paterson school district’s oversight will return to the city after being managed by the state of New Jersey for 26 years, Reporte Hispano interviews two Hispanic candidates to the Paterson Board of Education: Fannia Santana and Joel Ramírez. 

Eloísa Aquino (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Hispanics in NJ Hope For a Change in State Government

Elections 2017, Immigration, Latino, Metro Area October 11, 2017 at 5:12 pm

As the New Jersey gubernatorial election approaches, immigrants plead for more protection, driver’s licenses for undocumented people, tax cuts and assistance for students, El Diario/La Prensa reports.  

Christopher Marte (Photo  via The Villager)

The Battle for Chin’s Council Seat Continues

East Asian, Elections 2017, Manhattan October 5, 2017 at 4:55 pm

Two of Margaret Chin’s challengers are on the ballot for the general election. The Villager reports on what they and a political consultant have to say.

Counterclockwise from top: Yoni Hikind, Ari Kagan, Gregory Davidzon, and Margarita Kagan (Image via Kings County Politics

Yoni Hikind Endorsed by Russian Leaders in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Eastern European, Elections 2017 September 25, 2017 at 5:06 pm

Three political leaders of the Russian-American community in Brooklyn threw their support behind “Our Neighborhood” party candidate Yoni Hikind in the race to replace Democratic Council member David Greenfield, who had their support in the past, notes Kings County Politics.

(Photo by Chenghui Hsu via World Journal)

Party Registration Keeps Flushing Voters from Casting Votes

East Asian, Elections 2017, Queens September 14, 2017 at 4:07 pm

A poll worker tells World Journal that many Chinese hesitate to register with a political party, causing some to be turned away during the primaries.