Elections 2018

Political activists and members of the Indian-American and South Asian community in New Jersey with Tammy Murphy, the wife of current Governor Phil Murphy, during a tour of Little India in Jersey City during the gubernatorial campaign last year. (Photo from the South Asian American Caucus via Desi Talk)

Getting Out the Indian-American Vote in NJ

Elections 2018, Metro Area, Politics, South Asian April 26, 2018 at 2:36 pm

Desi Talk takes a look at voter registration efforts in the Indian-American community in New Jersey following key wins on Election Day last year.

From the left, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Catalina Cruz and Julissa Ferreras Copeland at the La Estrella del Caribe restaurant. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Latinos Battle over Queens’ District 39 Assembly Seat

Elections 2018, Latino, Queens April 25, 2018 at 4:47 pm

While Ari Espinal won the special election for the vacant 39th Assembly District seat in Queens, she will face a tough Democratic primary on Sept. 13 against two Hispanic candidates – including Catalina Cruz, who is picking up powerful endorsements, Queens Latino reports.

Vivian Viloria-Fisher (Photo by Christopher Walsh via The East Hampton Star)

LI Candidate on Immigration and Dominican Roots

Elections 2018, Long Island, Politics April 24, 2018 at 5:04 pm

The East Hampton Star profiles Vivian Viloria-Fisher, a native of the Dominican Republic and former Suffolk County legislator who speaks about her decades of community involvement on Long Island.

Palestinian-American Candidate Rashida Tlaib Visits NJ

Palestinian-American Candidate Rashida Tlaib Visits NJ

Elections 2018, Metro Area, Middle Eastern April 16, 2018 at 7:04 pm

Rashida Tlaib, running for Congress in Michigan, paid a visit recently to the Palestinian community in New Jersey, Al Hawadeth reports.

Cynthia Nixon (Photo from video from cynthiafornewyork.com via El Diario)

Nixon Touts Sanctuary State and Driver’s Licenses For Immigrants

Elections 2018, New York April 13, 2018 at 4:25 pm

In an interview with El Diario/La Prensa, gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon says she wants to make New York a sanctuary state, pass the Dream Act and issue driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants.

Zellnor Myrie addressing the “Women Celebrating Women” Awards gala at Tropical Paradise Ballroom in Brooklyn, organized in March by the Progressive Democrats Political Association. Dr. Una S.T. Clarke, the first Caribbean-born woman in the City Council and mother of Rep. Yvette Clarke, serves as its president. (Photo by Nelson A. King via Caribbean Life)

Brooklyn Lawyer Challenges Sen. Hamilton

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Elections 2018 April 2, 2018 at 5:27 pm

Zellnor Myrie, a Brooklyn lawyer running against state Sen. Jesse Hamilton, speaks to Caribbean Life about the “civil rights issue of our generation.”

Suraj Patel (Photo from campaign website via News India Times)

Opinion: Maloney’s Comment ‘Smacks of Hypocrisy and Racism’

Elections 2018, New York, Opinion, South Asian March 26, 2018 at 1:25 pm

A column in News India Times responds to comments made by Rep. Carolyn Maloney regarding the names of donors to opponent Suraj Patel’s campaign.

Williams says he was surprised at the level of interest in his candidacy during a recent trip to upstate New York. (Photo by Jarrett Murphy via City Limits)

Jumaane Williams on Running for Lt. Governor

Elections 2018, New York, Politics February 26, 2018 at 5:13 pm

City Council member Jumaane Williams speaks about his decision to run for lieutenant governor, his thoughts on Cuomo, and his positions on political issues, in an episode of the Max & Murphy podcast, reports City Limits.

Suraj Patel (Photo via Queens County Politics)

Suraj Patel Running Against Maloney

Elections 2018, New York, Politics, South Asian February 21, 2018 at 4:17 pm

Suraj Patel, who is challenging Rep. Carolyn Maloney, wants to “redefine what it means to be a representative,” reports Queens County Politics.

Community advocate Melissa Enriquez-Rada is running for a Bayonne City Council seat. (Photo provided to the Philippine Daily Mirror)

FilAm Runs for NJ Council Seat

Elections 2018, Metro Area, Politics, Southeast Asian February 13, 2018 at 3:18 pm

The Philippine Daily Mirror speaks to Melissa Enriquez-Rada, the first Filipino American to run for a city council seat in Bayonne, New Jersey.

Catalina Cruz (Photo via El Diario)

Dreamer Catalina Cruz Seeks NY Assembly Seat

Elections 2018, Immigration, Latino, Politics, Queens January 31, 2018 at 5:07 pm

Queens Latina Dreamer and pro-immigrant activist Catalina Cruz seeks to represent Assembly District 39, comprising the neighborhoods of Elmhurst, Corona and Jackson Heights, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Congressional candidate Omar Vaid (Photo by Kadia Goba via Kings County Politics)

Omar Vaid Running for SI Congressional Seat

Omar Vaid, a candidate for the 11th Congressional District, speaks to Kings County Politics about receiving national support with the help of social media and why he wants to represent south Brooklyn and Staten Island.

Jessica Ramos (Photo by Oscar Frasser via Times Ledger)

Will Ramos Challenge Peralta?

Elections 2018, Government, Latino, Queens January 2, 2018 at 4:18 pm

Jessica Ramos, the former head of Latino media in the de Blasio administration, is considering a run against state Sen. Jose Peralta. She speaks to Times Ledger.

Adem Bunkeddeko (Photo by Phoebe Taylor Vuolo via Kings County Politics)

In Brooklyn, Challenging Rep. Yvette Clarke

Brooklyn, Elections 2018, Immigration December 7, 2017 at 1:19 pm

The son of Ugandan immigrants is challenging Yvette Clarke for the House of Representatives seat she has held for more than a decade. Kings County Politics speaks with Adem Bunkeddeko.