Post Tagged with: "voting"

Adolfo Carrión hopes to wake the Latino "sleeping giant" by the November mayoral elections. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Carrión Carries On Despite Low Poll Numbers

Education, Elections 2013 October 14, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Despite the odds stacked against him, Adolfo Carrión trudges onward with his campaign for mayor, vying for voters and press attention as the Independence Party candidate this November, reports Gotham Gazette and Queens Latino.

Some South Asian-American candidates, from left: Abe George, former candidate for Brooklyn district attorney; public advocate candidate Reshma Saujani; Natraj Bhushan, candidate for the 48th City Council District. (Photo montage by Chester Soria via Gotham Gazette)

South Asian Voters Hope for Landmark Year

Elections 2013, Politics, South Asian July 29, 2013 at 5:28 pm

There are currently no elected official of South Asian descent in City Council or in a citywide political position but the upcoming elections could change that. Gotham Gazette examines the challenges facing South Asians when it comes to politics, and speaks to candidates who call this year a potential “tipping point.”

Bengali-speaking voters will get ballots in their native language and interpreters at polling places on primary day. (Photo by Voices of NY)

Ballots in Bengali Debut in Primary, BOE Sued Over Compliance

Elections 2013, Politics, Queens, South Asian July 16, 2013 at 3:45 pm

The New York City Board of Elections will offer ballots printed in Bengali for the upcoming September primaries but unsatisfied members of the Asian community and civil rights groups want firm assurance and have taken the BOE to court.

Mostly Latino and Asian activists came out to Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights to show support for Intro 410. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Right to Vote Seen Close to Reality for NYC Legal Residents

Elections 2013, Immigration, In the News, Politics May 8, 2013 at 6:33 pm

The City Council is once again considering legislation that would give legal residents the right to vote in municipal elections but this time supporters believe they can override a potential veto from Mayor Bloomberg, reports El Diario and Queens Latino.

This map from the New York City Districting Commission shows the City Council district lines for Lower Manhattan, with the black lines indicating the boundaries of the new districts. (Image via Gay City News)

New Redistricting Lines Weaken LGBT Vote

LGBTQ, Opinion, Politics March 14, 2013 at 9:22 pm

An editorial from Gay City News criticizes population disparities and seemingly arbitrary boundaries in the recently-approved City Council district lines, which may dilute the voting power of the LGBT community in Manhattan for a decade.

(Photo from Colorlines)

77% of Asian Americans Supported Obama

Asian, Politics January 22, 2013 at 7:25 pm

A study by the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund based on Election Day exit polls found that Asian Americans overwhelmingly voted for Barack Obama and as many as 96 percent of Bangladeshi Americans went for the president.

(Photo by Maite Junco)

Record Election Turnout Among Chinese Voters

East Asian, Elections 2012, Politics November 14, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Hurricane Sandy couldn’t stop Chinese voters from turning out in record numbers in Chinatown, Flushing and Brooklyn, reported World Journal, adding that the level of participation buries the stereotype that Chinese-Americans don’t vote.

Matthew McMorrow (left) and Brian Kenny of Lambda Independent Democrats prepare a mailer listing the pro-equality candidates the group supports at McMorrow's Park Slope apartment. (Photo by Sierra Leone Starks)

Gay Voters Fearful of What a Romney Victory Could Bring

Brooklyn, Elections 2012, LGBTQ, Politics November 5, 2012 at 3:13 pm

For many gay voters an Obama defeat would set the clock back on some important victories for the LGBT community over the last four years, including the president’s endorsement of gay marriage and the repeal of the military’s “Don’t ask, Don’t tell” policy.

Photo by Jon Scheiber/Flickr Creative Commons

Report: Many Problems for Asian Voters in Primaries

Asian, Elections 2012, Politics November 1, 2012 at 5:07 pm

According to a new report, Asian American voters in New York and across the country found polling places on Primary Day that did not offered the required translation services and poll workers that provided inaccurate information, the World Journal reported.

Young Russian Jews from the Russian American Jewish Experience organization, join the Celebrate Israel parade. (Photo via The Jewish Week)

Poll: Younger Russian Jews Less Conservative Than Elders

Elections 2012, Politics October 22, 2012 at 5:33 pm

Unlike their more conservative elders, younger Russian Jews are evenly split among Obama and Romney, found a poll conducted by the Research Institute for New Americans. The Jewish Week delves into why the older generation sides with Republicans.

(Photo by Flickr/ouiji via Feet in 2 Worlds)

Podcast: Not Just Immigration for Latino Voters

Elections 2012, Latino, Politics October 15, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Feet in 2 World’s John Rudolph talks with Chung-Wha Hong of the New York Immigration Coalition and Mark Hugo Lopez of the Pew Hispanic Center about issues of vital importance to Latino voters.

Arab Women Seek to Empower Community

Arab Women Seek to Empower Community

Featured Posts, Middle Eastern, Politics October 12, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Disgruntled with immigration laws, civil rights abuses, racial profiling and foreign policies, which they regard as unfavorable to Arabs, a group of young Arab American women has been volunteering to register members of the community to vote in November.

Councilman Daniel Dromm called for a better count of Asian Americans. (Photo via Queens Tribune)

Hurdles to Political Empowerment

Asian, Latino, Politics October 1, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Voter eligibility and a lack of detailed Census demographic data are a challenge to the empowerment of immigrant communities in Queens, the Queens Tribune reported in two separate articles.

New District Maps Show Disparities In Voter Eligibility

New District Maps Show Disparities In Voter Eligibility

Elections 2012, Politics September 26, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Interactive maps from CUNY’s Center for Urban Research breakdown the gaps between the total population and the number eligible to vote by legislative district. In some cases, areas that were redistricted to empower Asians or Hispanics, still have mostly white eligible voters.

Adriano Espaillat defeated Guillermo Linares after a close loss to Charles Rangel over the summer. (Photo from El Diario la Prensa)

Lack of Spanish Assistance in Rangel-Espaillat Primary, Group Alleges

Elections 2012, Latino, Politics July 30, 2012 at 5:56 pm

A Latino civil rights advocacy group has complained that Latino voters did not receive “adequate bilingual assistance” during the June 26 Congressional primary, in which the Dominican American State Senator Adriano Espaillat challenged longtime Congressman Charles Rangel, reported the Riverdale Press.