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Thu Apr 14, 2016, 11:48 AM

 

SF Chronicle: "California LATINOS Gravitating TOWARD Bernie Sanders​."

Encouraging news from California. From the San Francisco Chronicle:

In a Field Poll released last week, Sanders had not only cut Hillary Clinton’s onetime 63-point lead in California to six points, he had also trimmed her lead among Latino voters to seven points less than two months before California’s June 7 primary. In October, Sanders trailed by 30 points.

No longer are Latino voters being touted as part of Clinton’s electoral “firewall” — a term some Latinos found offensive. Far from it. Nationally, the two are in a virtual dead heat among Latinos, according to a new poll conducted by the Public Research Institute in partnership with the Atlantic magazine.

“Something unusual is going on in the Latino community,” Field Poll Director Mark DiCamillo said. “You’re seeing a reappraisal of Clinton vis-a-vis Sanders. Now it is up for grabs.”

With that in mind, the Sanders campaign is launching all sorts of grassroots, under-the-radar events to connect with the community. On Thursday, Sanders volunteers will hold a free Concierto del Pueblo in San Francisco’s Mission District to bring in new voters. But most of the campaign’s outreach has been more low-key over the past few months — passing out flyers in front of churches and markets in Latino neighborhoods, staffing tables outside BART stations.


SF Chronicle: California Latinos gravitating toward Bernie Sanders

We’re in it all the way to Philadelphia. Not Kos, not the newly joined Hillary supporters, not anyone will stop us. People donating, phone banking, and organizing. People over profits! Just say no to Wall Street and lobbyist funded candidates. We welcome your contempt and hatred.

We had to struggle with the old enemies of peace—business and financial monopoly, speculation, reckless banking, class antagonism, sectionalism, war profiteering.

They had begun to consider the Government of the United States as a mere appendage to their own affairs. We know now that Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob.

Never before in all our history have these forces been so united against one candidate as they stand today. They are unanimous in their hate for me—and I welcome their hatred.

I should like to have it said of my first Administration that in it the forces of selfishness and of lust for power met their match. I should like to have it said of my second Administration that in it these forces met their master.

Speech at Madison Square Garden (October 31, 1936) Franklin D. Roosevelt​


http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/04/14/1515211/-SF-Chronicle-California-Latinos-gravitating-toward-Bernie-Sanders

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Segami Apr 2016 OP
amborin Apr 2016 #1
Skwmom Apr 2016 #2
DianaForRussFeingold Apr 2016 #3
nadinbrzezinski Apr 2016 #4
suffragette Apr 2016 #5
me b zola Apr 2016 #6
suffragette Apr 2016 #10
reddread Apr 2016 #7
factfinder_77 Apr 2016 #8
Punkingal Apr 2016 #9

Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Apr 14, 2016, 11:49 AM

1. yes, absolutely! Latinos for Bernie!

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Apr 14, 2016, 11:50 AM

2. They, like all Americans, want a better future for their children. n/t

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Apr 14, 2016, 12:45 PM

3. Great News!

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Apr 14, 2016, 12:47 PM

4. I know

 

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Apr 14, 2016, 12:50 PM

5. This continues an under-reported trend, for example in WA state

national reporting focused on it being a 'white' state.

The reporting did not drill down to specifics on counties such as Yakima, which has a significant Latino and Native American population.


http://www.census.gov/quickfacts/table/PST040214/53077

American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, July 1, 2014 6.0%

Hispanic or Latino, percent, July 1, 2014 47.7%



http://www.yakimaherald.com/news/local/sanders-trounces-clinton-in-yakima-county-results/article_81a53c8e-f3d8-11e5-9ba2-efa15cdfd395.html

Sanders trounces Clinton in Yakima County results

Free tuition was a huge selling point for Bernie Sanders among young Democrats in Yakima County, where the U.S. senator from Vermont garnered more than 75 percent of delegate count in Saturday’s caucuses, according to preliminary results.

Two days after he appeared at a rally in the Yakima Valley SunDome, Sanders garnered 393 delegates to Hillary Clinton’s 123, preliminary results indicated.

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Beatriz Martinez, who also caucused at Adams Elementary School, believes more change is coming. That’s what prompted her participation.

“Most of us, the youth, and even the older people, we’re here voting for Bernie,” the 24-year-old said. “He makes our vote count.”




http://www.democracynow.org/2016/3/28/as_sanders_sweeps_3_states_meet

AMY GOODMAN: What do you say when people say, well, he won in white states, like, for example, they say Washington state?

ERIKA ANDIOLA: Right. Well, look, in Washington, we were—we went into Yakima, is one of the—about 45 percent to 50 percent of the community there is Latino—very diverse county. Bernie had a rally there. We had 7,000 people turn out. We ended up winning the county by 75 percent or 76 percent. It was amazing turnout. It was also great support that we had. And it’s a very diverse community.

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Response to suffragette (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 14, 2016, 12:58 PM

6. Thank you for this post!

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Response to me b zola (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 14, 2016, 01:24 PM

10. It took a Voting Rights lawsuit for the Latino vote to stop being disenfranchised there

Now the representation is finally reflecting the changing demographics.

http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/in-wake-of-lawsuit-latinos-win-yakima-city-council-seats/

Latinos win Yakima council seats for first time in city’s history
Originally published November 4, 2015 at 12:58 pm Updated November 4, 2015 at 4:55 pm

In the wake of a federal-court lawsuit, Hispanic candidates have for the first time been elected to the Yakima City Council.

Two Latina candidates won council seats on Tuesday and a third was leading her opponent.

This was the first election since the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (ACLU) sued the city under the federal Voting Rights Act, demanding that the community’s election system be changed to give Hispanics a better chance of winning elections.

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The number of Hispanic residents has exploded in Central Washington in recent decades, with some communities becoming majority Hispanic. But political clout has not followed the population gains.

Yakima’s Hispanic population quadrupled from 1990 to 2010, with many new residents drawn to work in the region’s agriculture and food-processing industries.



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Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Apr 14, 2016, 01:02 PM

7. Hillary will not get over here. fundraisers only.

 

She will be the walking dead at that point, anyway.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Apr 14, 2016, 01:04 PM

8. Totally unreliable - with a margin of error of plus or minus 9.4 percentage points

 

The PRRI poll had an oversample of 144 Hispanic registered voters with a margin of error of plus or minus 9.4 percentage points. For questions asked of all Latinos, not just those registered to vote, the poll had an oversample of 263 Hispanics with a margin of error of plus or minus 7.1 percentage points

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Apr 14, 2016, 01:04 PM

9. Not at all surprising!

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