Congressional Hispanic Caucus

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  • Essay

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    the workshops and talk in front of many people about these issues, but it taught me to be more comfortable in public speaking scenarios. Furthermore, El Pueblo provided information about the “R2L NextGen” program that is sponsored by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI). CHCI is a non-profit, non-partisan organization, that helps high school and undergraduate students learn how the Federal Government works, meet important leaders, and understand how students can make a positive effect

  • Shirley Chisholm Research Paper

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    “Fighting Shirley Chisholm” is what Chisholm called herself during her first Congressional Campaign. Beginning with her inauguration in 1968, championed liberal legislation from her seat in the house. In 1969 Chisholm became the first African-American Congresswoman. She represented New York's 12th Congressional District for seven terms from 1969 to 1983.After initially being assigned to the House of Forestry Committee, she shocked many by demanding

  • The Brown V. Board Of Education

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    II have long respected the law’s ability to shape everyday experiences. As part of my fifth grade research paper, I studied the Brown v. Board of Education. My parents were raised in the south and spoke of the educational equities they faced living in a society that supported institutionalized racism. Between listening to their stories and studying the profound socioeconomic and psychological impact segregation had on black and brown children I came away enlightened and thankful. Through that project

  • Congressional District : 41 Riverside

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    California Congressional District: 41 Riverside In “Congress in Black and White,” Christian Grose discusses his theory of politics and the different methods of choosing a representative that will serve the majority and minority communities equally. He believes that the best way to choose a representative is based on the majority of the people within that community. For example, he states that the best person to represent the African American community would be another African American who can empathize

  • The Importance Of Ethnic Identity, Incumbency Advantage, And Professional Credentials

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    Descriptive Representation: Factors that Contribute to the Underrepresentation of Hispanic-Americans in The U.S. House of Representatives According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Hispanic population in the United States is fifty-four million. The 113th Congress, has twenty-eight Hispanic U.S. Representatives and only three Hispanic Senators (Green 2014, Class). The stereotypical portrait of a member of congress is a white, middle-age man, former attorney who was raised in a middle to upper class

  • Hispanic Administration Essay

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    53 million Hispanic citizens who comprise nearly 17 percent of the entire population. Despite this, Hispanic public administrators only hold 34 out of 435 Congressional seats and 4 out of 100 Senate seats. However, Hispanic leaders are making inroads into the United States political system and paving the way to represent their peers on local and national levels. In conjunction with public supporters and community groups, these professionals are inspiring the next generation of Hispanic leaders and

  • Essay Minorities in Congress

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    elections introduced the 107th Congress. While the body has diversified, the U.S. Congress remains a largely white male institution. Currently, there are no black or Hispanic senators. Nine percent of House members are black and four percent are Hispanic. For comparison, Blacks comprise thirteen percent of the U.S. population and Hispanics twelve percent.      Women historically fare better, particularly in the Senate where they now hold thirteen seats, the most seats in history. The 435-member House

  • Civic Engagement Process Analysis

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    has been a reason why politics has shifted to finally pay attention to us Latinos, but as Professor Suro recently said, “This political season that destiny can take detours.” Our size and growth have been a reason why political parties now hire Hispanic coordinators and Latino outreach to engage our ethnicity into part taking in the civic engagement process of the United States. Many reasons can explain this for example, the incorporation into U.S society a similar experience that was shared with

  • How Congress Has A Lot Of Power

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    carefully balanced • No time constraints on speakers or committee control of discussion Who Is In Congress? Sex and Race • House has become less male and more racially diverse • Senate has been slower to change, but several African Americans and Hispanics hold influential positions Incumbency • Low turnover rates and safe districts were common in Congress before the 1980s • Incumbents gradually viewed as politicians and not in touch with the people by the 1980s Party • Democrats are the beneficiaries

  • The Issue Of Immigration Reform

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    current political climate. These lessons can be drawn directly from the 113th Congress as As for the 113th Congress, the high levels of party polarization marked the persistence of policy stalemates during this period. [two factors accounted for Congressional gridlock over immigration reform: electoral interests and different institutional contexts of House and the Senate] The partisan balance of the Congress is determined by capturing “ebbs and flows of public preferences.” In order to achieve majority