Tag Archives: electoral politics

NIIC: Engaging communities and leaders

Lauren McCullough, Politics ’12 Recently, our entire class made a trip to Seattle to attend the fourth annual National Immigrant Integration Conference. Participation in the conference was an incredible opportunity that furthered complemented our collective work in immigration issues. The three days we spent there were fascinating. There were leaders, academics, officials and students from […]

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Citizenship Work: Reaching Rural Washington

By Christine Kiely ’12 During the “Active Citizenship” sessions at the NIIC, important questions were brought up in connection with voting rights and immigrant populations. In all of these discussions, however, the lack of knowledge about rural areas stuck out as a major limitation to the work that is being done. The Seattle metro area […]

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The Role of Electoral Politics and Latino Mobilization: Studies in Granger and Toppenish Washington

Because Latinos in Granger and Toppenish make up the large majority of the population but vote at very low rates and are not proportionally represented in local government, I sought to examine the ways in which Latinos can be successfully mobilized to participate in their community and in local politics. My report focuses on the […]

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The Invisible Latino: A Study of the Electoral Politics of Walla Walla

This report examines the electoral politics of Walla Walla County in order to assess the political condition of the county’s Latino population. More specifically, I researched Latino political representation, Latino voter turnout, and the reasons why Latino candidates haven’t won in contested elections in the county for the past eight years. Methods: I began by […]

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