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Michael Oleaga served as the politics editor for Latin Post but also indulged himself with other beats such as business and technology. He collaborated to launch “Turnout” in January 2015, its politics content series featuring leading politicians, government leaders and advocacy groups discussing and debating the most important issues facing the Latino voting bloc.

Martin O’Malley on Latinos’ Top Issues: Immigration, Education, Economy, and Healthcare

Based on Latino Decisions’ latest study, more than 13 million Latinos will vote in the 2016 presidential election, and Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley has made strides on connecting with the voting bloc by issues to the community.

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Mexican-American Ruben Kihuen Hopes to Bring Progressive Work Ethic to Congress

Although born in Mexico, Ruben Kihuen actually has been living the American Dream, and he’s currently campaigning to bring his progressive work ethic to the next level: Congress. If elected to Congress, he would be the first Latino from Nevada to serve in the federal bicameral legislature.

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Millennials ‘Absolutely Critical’ in Changing Political Status Quo, Says Gov. Jon Huntsman

A political movement with Democrats, Republicans and independents has been dedicated to change the status quo and insert new politics of problem solving. The movement is known as No Labels and its co-chair Jon Huntsman, former Utah governor, told Latin Post about the need for change and  impact of millennial voters.

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Congressman Joaquin Castro Calls on Texas Gov. Abbott to ‘Do the Right Thing’ and Expand ACA, Medicaid

The national effort to engage Americans, particularly the Latino community, about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) continued at Enroll America’s third State of Enrollment conference in Washington, D.C., where Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, exclusively told Latin Post about the health reform law’s benefits for the people.

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Latino, Millennial, Immigrant Entrepreneurs Play ‘Enormous’ Role in US Economy, Says SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet

Latinos have said job creation and fixing the economy is among their most important issues that politicians should address during the midterm election, according to Latino Decisions 2014 Election Eve Poll, and U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet has been helping Latinos enter into small business ventures.  

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Republican National Committee Building Its Latino, Millennial Engagement Outreach for 2016 Election

Recognizing that 60,000 Latinos turn 18 years old every month in the U.S, the Republican National Committee (RNC) has been building its Latino and millennial engagement efforts ahead of the 2016 election.

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Civil Rights Activist Dolores Huerta: Latinos Will Be The ‘Deciders’ in 2016 Election, Analyzes GOP Candidates

Regarded as “one of America’s great labor and civil rights icons,” Dolores Huerta has dedicated her life to advocating labor and civil rights, and her work continues as the Latino electorate brave the 2016 presidential election season.

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Despite ‘Un-American’ 2016 Campaign, Unions & Immigrants Benefits US, Says AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

The American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations, commonly known as the AFL-CIO, has had Richard Trumka as its president since 2009, and he has helped engage the dialogue about unions, immigrants’ contribution and rights, and his disgust at the “racist” rhetoric made in the 2016 presidential campaign.

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Libre Initiative Executive Director Daniel Garza Identifies Economic Freedom, 2016 Election’s Impact on Latinos

With the 2016 presidential election slowly gaining speed, one organization has been engaging with the Latino community founded on principles of economic freedom.

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Voto Latino President and CEO Maria Teresa Kumar Analyzes Latino Electorate in Midterms, Presidential Elections

The midterm and general elections have seen notable disparities with the Latino voter turnout rate. While efforts were made to engage the Latino electorate for the last midterm election, especially during the immigration reform debate, the numbers are reportedly lower than the 2010 midterms. Voto Latino President and CEO Maria Teresa Kumar spoke with Latin Post about comparing the midterm and presidential election cycles and on mobilizing the Latino voter bloc.

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NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Discusses Effort to Mobilize Latino Voters, Says GOP Congress is ‘Toxic’

The New York City metropolitan area is home to the second-largest Latino population in the U.S., and NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito has become one of the major figures in advocating for the rights of Latinos, specifically the undocumented population.

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Mixcloud Founder Nico Perez Talks Music Technology and Branding at Internet Week NY 

With 14 years of DJing experience, Nico Perez has provided an Internet platform for aspiring DJs and radio presenters called Mixcloud. With 10 million users per month, Mixcloud has captured the attention of many, particularly millennials.

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Immigrant Rights Groups Call for Closing Artesia, Karnes Detention Centers as Report Details ‘Inhumane’ Conditions

Immigrant rights groups released a report detailing the conditions women and children are living in detention centers in the U.S. that have been referred to as “inhumane” and “negligent.”

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Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA), Details on Who’s Included & Excluded – What You Need To Know

Undocumented immigrants parents have an opportunity to avoid deportation with the Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) program initiated by President Barack Obama’s executive action on Nov. 20.

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Expansion Details – What You Need to Know

A little more than two years after President Barack Obama issued an executive action to create the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, he expanded the program for hundreds of thousands of additional undocumented immigrants to receive a temporary stay in the U.S.

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US, Cuba Relations: Age, Dynamics Between Early and Recent Cuban Exiles Plays Important Role in Renewed Relations Debate

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, the 43-year-old Cuban American from Florida, voiced his opposition of the Obama administration’s renewed diplomatic relations with Cuba, but his sentiments could be related to his generation and a community with a rapidly changing opinion on both country’s policies.

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New Hampshire Elections: GOP Millennial Marilinda Garcia Appeals to Fellow Millennials in New Campaign Ad

Polling results for New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District election may have the Democratic incumbent securing a narrow lead, but the Republican challenger has been making efforts to attract voters within her age group: millennials.

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New York Comic Con: Diversity in Comic Books Evolved From Stereotypes to Latino, Black and Female Heroes

The latest decade has seen comic books become diverse, but it hasn’t come easy or as rapidly as fans would expect. At the 2014 New York Comic Con session “#WeNeedDiverse (Comic) Books — Diversity in Comics,” the panelists comprising of Amie Wright, Craig Anderson, I.W. Gregorio and Mat Bird addressed the history, present and future of diversity, and the lack thereof, in comic books.

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Internet Week NY: Reasons to Start a Startup in New York: Immigration and Education Are Vital

New York City is known as a mecca for businesses, large and small, yet California seems to be the main grounds for technology companies.At Internet Week NY 2014, a session on why New York City can house the next big startup was discussed with education, immigration, and finance being vital components of the conversation.

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