IN-FOCUS: The 2016 Latino Vote

MORE SPANISH-SURNAMED VOTERS PARTICIPATED IN THE NOV. 2016 ELECTION THAN EVER IN THE 3rd LARGEST COUNTY IN THE NATION

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Placing Context to the American Latino Experience

TRACKING THE CHANGING ELECTORATE IN THE NATION’S 3rd LARGEST POLITICAL JURISDICTION

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WHO VOTES, WHY AND DOES IT REALLY MATTER? Profiling the Harris County electorate and change in the nation’s third largest political jurisdiction

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Age Profile of Early Voters By Personal Appearance: Harris County, TX, March 1, 2016, Primary Elections

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STARK ENVIROMENT (1st installment of the childhood memoir An Existence that is a Dreamlike Memory)

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ALL HUMANS HAVE A BOND WITH PEOPLE IN WHOM THEY SEE THEMSELVES (2nd installment of the childhood memoir: An Existence that is a Dreamlike Memory)

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EL TEATRO: All the world is a stage (3rd installment of the childhood memoir “An Existence that is a Dreamlike Memory”)

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CORN TORTILLAS: The Time-Tested Link to Survival (4th installment of the childhood memoir “An Existence that is a Dreamlike Memory”)

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EL SILENCIO DE EL CABRITO: The Butchering of a Baby Goat and Being a Carnivore

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HISPANIC ELECTORAL GROWTH depended on Leadership understanding demographics and tempering expectations

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OPPORTUNITY DISTRICTS: The Unspoken Reality of Race and Congressional Representation

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THE OMISSION OF HISTORY: The Discussion of Mixed Race Groups in the U.S. Marginalizes Mestizo Americans

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THE LATINO VOTE AND ITS PROMISE CANNOT BE DENIED: Leadership can help expedite its maturation

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AFTER THE MARCHING’S DONE HISPANICS MUST GO VOTE: The key to influencing U.S. policy is the ballot

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MINORITY VOTES TELL A STORY FOR HOUSTON AND MAYBE HARRIS COUNTY: Math of ballots can be both divisive and decisive

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DO SOME PEOPLE BELIEVE LATINOS ARE NOT SMART ENOUGH TO OBTAIN GOV’T ISSUED ID? Photo ID vital to daily existence

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MLK’S TIMELESS LESSON: It takes courageous leadership to achieve high-minded objectives

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LESSONS THAT OUTLIVE A PROFESSOR: Political theory shaped mind, life

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THE CHALLENGE of repeating a successful speaking performance

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A LIFE-LONG STRUGGLE: Communicating well in English is a never-ending objective for an immigrant

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Exhorting Students to be Attentive

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PERSPECTIVE: Charts ∙ Other Perspectives ∙ What’s Up?

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Mi Madre

Mi Madre, Mi Héroe

Para la mayoría de niños su madre es lo único constante en sus vidas. El momento en que murió mi madre me hizo reflexionar sobre esta realidad. Hasta la edad de diez años yo vivía con mi madre en México mientras mi padre…

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CHARTS

Spanish Surnamed Voter Turnout

2012 vs 2016 SPANISH-SURNAMED VOTER TURNOUT in Harris Cnty, TX (Nov. Elections) by State Representative District

This voter turnout chart for Harris County, TX by State Representative Districts (SRD) confirms the increased Spanish-surnamed voter turnout in the 2016 Nov. Election. Alone, the 2016 Spanish-surnamed voter turnout...
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Spanish Surnamed Voters

ESTIMATED SPANISH-SURNAMED VOTERS: Harris County, TX 2004-2016 Presidential Elections

The charts are based on the unofficial Harris County roster of voters for the November 8, 2016, Election.The information used to create the charts is in the public domain. Any inaccuracy in the statistics presented...
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How young are Hispanic Voters: Compare the percent share an age group contributed to the Spanish-surnamed in-person early vote and non-Spanish-surnamed in-person early vote in Harris County’s November 8, 2016 Election

The chart is based on the unofficial Harris County roster of in-person early voters for the November 8, 2016, Election.  The information used to create the chart is a public record. Any inaccuracy in the statistics...
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HOU$EHOLD INCOME AND VOTER TURNOUT IN 2012-NOV-ELECTION

HOU$EHOLD INCOME AND VOTER TURNOUT IN...
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VOTER PARTICIPATION IN THE 2012-PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN HARRIS COUNTY FOR WHITES, BLACKS AND HISPANICS

VOTER PARTICIPATION IN THE 2012-PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN HARRIS COUNTY FOR WHITES, BLACKS AND...
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IN-the-NEWS

What voters should know about the #TXVoterID remedy [in Spanish]

What you should know about the #TXVoterID remedy [in Spanish]. On#ConexionTexas w/@raulpeimbert #2016election...
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hdl_perspective discussing Hispanic Voter Turnout on ABC13 ¡VIVA Houston! (7/17/16)

Click HERE> hdl_perspective discussing Hispanic Voter Turnout on ABC13 ¡VIVA Houston!
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hdl_perspective on CBS Radio’s Eye on Houston discussing elections and voter participation with CEO of HHCC /Dr. Laura Murillo (5/3/2015)

click HERE> hdl_perspective on CBC Radio's Eye on Houston - An informative discussion regarding elections and voter participation on CBS Radio's Eye on Houston with CEO of the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce...
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hdl_perspective quoted in the Houston Post’s Editorial Section-Sunday Punch-Heard and Noted (11/12/94)

Houston Post-Sunday Punch-Heard and Noted: "Justice in America is like a baby being born. You've got to participate in its conception or that baby is never going to look like you" -hector de leon    ...
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hdl_perspective Op_Ed in Houston Chronicle (10/2/00)

A father death... a son's search for answers
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WHAT’S UP

Salsa Community Event inHouston Texas

Salsa y Salud

Sat, September 16 — Texas’ biggest live Salsa and Dance show! A fully staged theatrical production features international, regional, and local artists, an original production guaranteed to make you dance!

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Houston Texas Community Events

El Grito featuring Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles

Friday, September 15 — Celebrate Mexican Independence Day with the stirring Grito ceremony followed by a rousing performance by Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles that encompasses the colorful heritage and culture of Mexico.

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WORDS THAT RESONATE

“[I am a] Daughter of two countries, [and a] citizen of none.” —Anita Brenner, Revolutionary Mexican-Born American

“The odds are great. But, my spirit is strong. My faith unbreakable... I SHALL ENDURE! I WILL ENDURE!” —excerpt from the epic poem I am Joaquin

The only approval I'm seeking...is my mother's and my people.” —Jessica Lorena Rangel, Unafraid Texas-based human rights advocate.

“There are things so deeply personal that they can be revealed only to strangers.” —Richard Rodriguez, American Author of Hunger of Memory

“We are Americans in every aspect, except for a piece of paper that legitimises us.” —Cesar Espinosa, Leader and immigrant advocate.

“Justice in America is like a baby being born. You've got to participate in its conception or that baby is never going to look like you" —Hector de Leon 

"...Maybe right from birth...I already knew... Then I went to school, then to the University, and what - the more I studied, the more I learned that I was ridiculous." —FYODOR DOSTOEVSKY


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