CLEVELAND — “I would walk to the end of the earth to defeat George Bush,” said Elsa Maldonado with passion. In fact, Elsa, known as “Chachi,” did travel about 670 miles from her home in New Bedford, Mass., to Cleveland, where she is canvassing door-to-door and encouraging voter turnout in this key battleground state.
News Analysis ST. LOUIS — Voters came out in record numbers for the state’s Aug. 3 primary elections. Nearly 1.5 million Missourians voted this year, compared to 930,000 in the 2002 primaries.
CHICAGO — Eight thousand Pillowtex workers were thrown out of work a year ago when the textile giant shut its doors. Most are still out of work and will soon lose their unemployment benefits. click here for Spanish text
WASHINGTON – A request for United Nations observers to prevent the theft of the 2004 elections has sparked an outpouring of support in the face of Republican attacks. click here for Spanish text
PHILADELPHIA – The NAACP 95th Convention, held here July 10–15, had the theme “The Race Is On.” Two currents flowed throughout every convention session: voting and defending civil rights gains.
DALLAS – The Texas ballot was legally set when the state’s Democrats completed their convention in Houston June 19. The Democrats in Houston and the Republicans in San Antonio two weeks earlier created greatly contrasting platforms.
Florida voters sound alarm on voter purges Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s drive to purge 47,000 more voters from Florida’s voter rolls has touched off angry charges that he is scheming a replay of the 2000 election, when thousands of Florida voters were scrubbed from the rolls to put his brother in the White House. click here for Spanish text
BRONX, N.Y. – More than 250 Puerto Rican activists and leaders met here “to discuss the state of our communities” and to begin the development of a “progressive political agenda” for Puerto Ricans in 2004. click here for Spanish text
Tens of thousands of Americans joined the voter rolls May 8 as Internet activists moved off their computers and onto the streets.
CLEVELAND – Ohio voters are becoming increasingly concerned about the security of some of the new electronic voting machines (EVMs), especially those manufactured by the Diebold company.