Post Tagged with: "2013 Elections"

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Menchaca Becomes First Mex-Am. Elected in NYC

Brooklyn, Elections 2013, Featured Posts, LGBTQ, Mexican, Voices' Picks September 11, 2013 at 11:28 am

Carlos Menchaca beats three-term incumbent in Brooklyn to become city’s first Mexican-American elected official.

(Photos by Brock Stoneham/Voices of NY)

Liu, Thompson win Ethnic Papers Endorsement Race

Elections 2013, Media, New York September 9, 2013 at 8:57 pm

A Voices of NY survey of key community and ethnic papers found they favor the underdogs.

Quinn Zooms in on Coveted Latino Vote

Quinn Zooms in on Coveted Latino Vote

Elections 2013, Latino September 9, 2013 at 8:41 pm

With her poll numbers sinking, the mayoral hopeful has been aggressively campaigning in Latino neighborhoods.

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes. (Photo by Shulamit Seidler-Feller, via The Jewish Daily Forward)

Opinion: Does DA Hynes Deserve to Be Re-elected? I Think Not

Brooklyn, Elections 2013, Opinion, Revson Covering NYC September 9, 2013 at 1:15 pm

After 23 years in office, Charles Hynes’ failures make a strong case for why New York City’s district attorneys should be held to the same term limits as every other elected official.

Jewish candidates take some time off for Rosh Hashana and perhaps nosh on some Challah bread, a staple of new year celebrations.

Off the Campaign Trail for Jewish New Year

Elections 2013, Politics, Religion, Traditions September 6, 2013 at 3:50 pm

Scott Stringer, Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner are just some of the Jewish candidates who have taken time off to celebrate Rosh Hashana. But as the holiday celebrating the Jewish New Year has fallen in the final stretch before the primaries, they face what The Jewish Week calls a “September dilemma.”

Bill Thompson (left) and Bill de Blasio at Sept. 3, 2013, mayoral debate. (Screen shot from debate video)

Opinion: Both Bills After Black Vote

African American, Elections 2013, New York, Opinion, Politics September 6, 2013 at 2:36 pm

The black vote is significantly divided between Bill Thompson and Bill de Blasio ahead of next Tuesday’s Democratic primary, says columnist Jonathan P. Hicks in the Amsterdam News. But this is not deterring other contenders in the crowded primary.

Assessing the Impact of Immigrant Voters

Assessing the Impact of Immigrant Voters

A conference at CUNY’s School of Journalism explored the role of immigrant voters in the 2013 elections.

No clear favorite exists in the Jewish community  when it comes to the Democratic mayoral candidates but the two Bill's are the likely frontrunners.
(Photos by Jehangir Khattak/Voices of NY)

Factors Point to Lower Jewish Turnout

African American, Demographics, Elections 2013, Politics September 4, 2013 at 5:54 pm

With no favored candidates or major issue tying the Jewish community together – while African Americans have signs of both – voter turnout among Jews could fall next Tuesday, reports The Jewish Week.

Community activist Andrea Veras faces a difficult primary battle against former Assemblyman Rory Lancman for the 24th District seat in Queens. (Photo via El Diario-La Prensa)

Dominican Runs Uphill Council Race in Queens

Dominican, Elections 2013, Politics, Queens September 3, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Community activist Andrea Veras seeks to represent the diverse 24th district in the City Council. She faces many hurdles in the Democratic primary against former Assemblyman Rory Lancman, who has raised 12 times as much funding and has received more union support.

(Photo by Josh Nathan-Kazis)

Orthodox Jews Split on Mayoral Candidates

Brooklyn, Elections 2013, Featured Posts, Politics, Religion September 3, 2013 at 1:15 pm

Orthodox Jewish issues are getting more attention but the Brooklyn community is split over who to support.

Weiner’s TV Ad in Spanish Barely Understandable

Weiner’s TV Ad in Spanish Barely Understandable

Elections 2013, Featured Posts, Latino, Video, Voices' Picks August 22, 2013 at 6:08 pm

The candidate’s ad en español doesn’t exactly raise the bar for Spanish used in the mayoral race.

Campaigns Embrace Spanish, But What Are They Saying?

Campaigns Embrace Spanish, But What Are They Saying?

Candidates’ efforts to reach Latino voters in their native language leaves a lot to be desired.

(Photo by Adam Dickter via The Jewish Week)

Kosher Food Pantry Dishes Out Voter Registration Forms

Elections 2013, Food, Politics August 15, 2013 at 7:05 pm

A Kosher food pantry is giving out voter registration forms to get their oft-marginalized patrons to vote and another group has started a registration campaign to increase voting among Orthodox Jews, reports The Jewish Week.

CUNY Election Atlas Reveals Citywide Voting Trends

CUNY Election Atlas Reveals Citywide Voting Trends

Elections 2013, In the News, New York, Politics, Voices' Picks August 14, 2013 at 4:17 pm

CUNY’s NYC Election Atlas 2013 maps electoral data critical to understanding the mayoral elections this fall.

Albanese Runs Empathetic Race Against Odds

Albanese Runs Empathetic Race Against Odds

Elections 2013, Featured Posts, Politics, Voices' Picks August 14, 2013 at 1:55 pm

The mayoral hopeful pushes his ideas on revamping education, policing and affordable housing despite dismal poll numbers.

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