Elections 2018

Monica Martinez shows off the Noticia Long Island cover on her stunning win as New York state senator. (Photo via Noticia)

Monica Martinez Win Brings Hope for Long Island TPS Families

Central American, Elections 2018, Government, Long Island November 15, 2018 at 4:41 pm

Newly elected Salvadoran-American state senator Monica Martinez talks with Noticia Long Island about the hopes her win has brought to the TPS community, and her desire to keep working for the 9th District in Suffolk County where she was a legislator.

John Liu victorious on Election Day. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Are John Liu and His Chinese Opponents Ready to Work Together?

East Asian, Elections 2018 November 8, 2018 at 5:22 pm

John Liu’s State Senate win came despite divisions within the Chinese community. Sing Tao Daily takes a look at whether the two sides are now willing to work with each other.

Letitia "Tish" James (Photo by Lem Peterkin, via The Amsterdam News)

‘Tish’ James on Her Milestone

Elections 2018, New York November 8, 2018 at 5:13 pm

The Amsterdam News spoke with Letitia “Tish” James, who made history on election night.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo with Andrew Gounardes at a rally. (Photo courtesy of office of Gov. Cuomo, via Documented)

Will NYS Turn to Immigration Issues?

Elections 2018, Immigration, New York November 7, 2018 at 6:09 pm

With Democrats leading the NYS Senate for only the third time in 50 years, there’s an opportunity for long-blocked immigration legislation to be taken up, reports Documented.

Registering voters (Photo by Tatyana Bellamy-Walker via Amsterdam News)

Raising Voter Turnout in East Flatbush

Brooklyn, Elections 2018, Politics November 5, 2018 at 4:08 pm

Volunteers at the nonprofit East Flatbush Village have organized pop-up voter registration drives in the Brooklyn neighborhood to improve voter turnout and clear up voting confusion, reports Amsterdam News.

New York State Assemblymember Aravella Simotas, Democratic candidate for State Senate in District 11 John Liu, and Senator Michael Gianaris at the offices of The National Herald. (Photo by Eleni Sakellis via The National Herald)

John Liu and the Greek-American Community

Elections 2018, Queens November 1, 2018 at 5:50 pm

John Liu visited The National Herald with two Greek-American NYS legislators who support his candidacy for the State Senate.

Jair Bolsonaro (Photo by Fabio Rodrigues Pozzebom/ Agencia Brasil, Creative Commons license)

Bolsonaro Wins 76 Percent of the NY Vote

Elections 2018, New York, Politics, South American October 31, 2018 at 2:52 pm

Documented takes a look at why Brazilian immigrants and expatriates in New York voted overwhelmingly for far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro in the country’s presidential election.

(Photo by Liena Zagare via Bklyner)

More Interpretation Services at Poll Sites But Still From Afar

Elections 2018, Government, New York October 31, 2018 at 2:14 pm

The city expanded interpretation services to include more languages at polling sites. However, interpreters must stay more than 100 feet away from the entrance, a requirement some call “unreasonable,” reports Bklyner.

Campaign “Our Vote, Our Voice” in Long Island as part of National Voter Registration Day (NVRD). (Photo via Noticia Long Island)

Campaign Registers 2,000 New Minority Voters on LI

Elections 2018, Long Island October 11, 2018 at 4:11 pm

The grassroots campaign “Our Vote, Our Voice,” led by seven community organizations, has registered more than 2,000 new voters among communities of color on Long Island, Noticia Long Island reports.

While the mayoral primaries took top billing in the media, plenty of City Council races, and a district attorney one, also garnered the attention of the ethnic and community media. (Photo by Maite Junco/Voices of NY)

In 2018, Latinos Worry Less about Terrorism and More about Immigration

Elections 2018, Latino, Seniors October 3, 2018 at 5:49 pm

Two years into the Trump administration, Latinos’ worries heading into the next election have changed compared to 2016, as immigration issues are now near the forefront, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Robert Jackson (Photo via Amsterdam News)

Robert Jackson, ‘Never Out’ of Politics

African American, Elections 2018, Manhattan September 27, 2018 at 5:28 pm

Robert Jackson speaks to Amsterdam News following his primary defeat of former Independent Democratic Conference member state Sen. Marisol Alcantara.

(Photo from LUPE PAC via Reporte Hispano)

Getting Out the Latina Vote in NJ

Elections 2018, Latino, Metro Area, Women September 24, 2018 at 3:14 pm

A Latina political group met in Newark, New Jersey, to motivate the community to vote in November and to push for increased representation at the state and national level, reports Reporte Hispano.

Kashif Hussain (Photo by Zainab Iqbal via Bklyner)

How Kashif Hussain Started a Political ‘Momentum’

Brooklyn, Elections 2018, South Asian September 21, 2018 at 5:34 pm

For the first time, a district leader race in Brooklyn meant more to the Pakistani community than any other – thanks to Kashif Hussain, writes Bklyner.

Photo from Twitter

Jumaane Williams, Public Advocate?

Brooklyn, Elections 2018, Politics September 20, 2018 at 3:51 pm

Following his narrow loss for the lieutenant governor seat, Jumaane Williams speaks to Amsterdam News on whether he will run for public advocate, the “awe-inspiring” primary results and his record as a Brooklyn council member.

John Liu at his primary victory party Sept. 13. (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

John Liu Wins, Making History Again

East Asian, Elections 2018, Queens September 14, 2018 at 8:16 pm

John Liu is on track to become the first Asian-American state senator after his primary win, which came despite not receiving the full support of the Chinese community, reports Sing Tao Daily.