Tagged: election issues

In the News

Dems Need to Pump It UP:

How does this forecast for the upcoming election? Enthusiasm is down so what does the Democratic Party need to do to increase voter participation?   http://www.gallup.com/poll/156194/Democratic-Voting-Enthusiasm-Down-Sharply-2004-2008.aspx

Voter ID Laws Can Affect Your Vote:

These new laws can most impact college students, minorities and the elderly.  Disenfranchisement is not part of the democratic “small d” process. 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/25/voter-id-laws-scenarios_n_1699746.html

Latinos Can Make a Difference in 2012:

Getting people to the polls is a priority for the campaigns and the Latino constituency can make the difference.

http://www.newstaco.com/2012/07/25/can-latinos-turn-red-states-to-swing-states/

In the News

AAPIs in Nevada Favor Obama:

If the Obama campaign wants to win this targeted state, they need to talk to this very important constituency.  http://www.examiner.com/article/nevada-asian-americans-favor-obama

via Bert Eljera http://facebook.com/bert.eljera1

Women in the War Room:

The office layout might include a day care center.  Our female colleagues are changing  the industry everyday. http://www.campaignsandelections.com/magazine/us-edition/324842/women-in-the-war-room.thtml

via Shira Toeplitz @shiratoeplitz

Call to ACTION:

If you’re in the DC/MD/VA area, consider joining the AAPIs for Obama to register voters this Saturday, 7/28. For more details, https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/gpds9y

via Naomi Tacuyan @aapidemocrats

(NY TIMES) Facebook Users to Put Political Views Up in Lights on Times Square

By TANZINA VEGA

As the country prepares for this year’s presidential election, political devotees have been following the nuances of every debate, caucus, straw poll and primary. A new application for Facebook users, however, is intended to encourage those who are not as engaged to talk about the election issues that are most important to them.

The new app was created during a 24-hour “hackathon” this month with engineers from Facebook and representatives from the advertising agency R/GA, part of the Interpublic Group of Companies, at Facebook’s Manhattan headquarters. The goal was to create a social application that could share users’ political views on digital billboards in Times Square. For entire story, click here.