Immigration, Immigrant Communities & the 2012 Elections
UPDATE 11.6.12: Obama's second term gives us another opportunity to push for meaningful immigration reforms and put an end to the conciliatory, bad, repressive policies that so many Democratic politicians claimed they really didn't support. Let's re-invigorate our fight for fairness and justice for ALL immigrants!
(Poster by Favianna Rodriguez)
On November 6, voters in the United States will elect the next President of the country (barring any fight over disputed votes). President Barack Obama will head the ticket for the Democratic Party, and Gov. Mitt Romney will be the candidate for the Republicans. As the campaign heads toward its last month, we are once again looking to the opportunities and challenges the electoral season poses for immigrant communities and for the issue of immigration.
In this section of our website NNIRR will once more provide updates, resources and tools that we hope will be useful for engaging our diverse communities and for advancing our immigrants' rights agenda. Please check back frequently for updates and new materials.
MEDIA AND COMMENTARY
- Some Say Asian American Vote Overlooked in 2012 Elections
- Will immigrants of color be racial justice voters in November and beyond? An analysis appearing in Mobilizing Community Power to Address Structural Racism, the September 2012 issue of the Critical Issues Forum series from the Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity. Download the issue here.
- Latino Voter Registration "In High Gear' for Nov. 6 Election
- Asian Americans: 2012's Stealth Swing Vote?
- 5 Myths About Latino Voters
- Naturalized Citizens Have the Power to Swing Elections
- Why Arizona may be the surprise of 2012 – the big Latino vote that you didn’t see coming
- NEWS VIDEO: Impact of Asian-American Vote on 2012 Race
FROM THE ARCHIVES:
Includes NNIRR's vision statement prior to 2008 election and the "Open Letter to President Barack Obama," published on the eve of his inauguration in Jnauray 2009.
Documents from the 2004 election, including quotes from candidates Bush, Kerry and Nader.