Tag Archives: Latino Mobilization

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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Building Bridges: Latino Political Mobilization in Pasco, WA

This report specifically addresses the role of the local political environment and nonpartisan advocacy organizations in shaping Latino political and civic participation in Pasco. The central questions of my study ask: How does the political environment, as shaped by local political parties, interact with Latino mobilization efforts? What kinds of strategies have developed in reaction […]

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Overcoming Obstacles to Latino Mobilization in Walla Walla, WA

I examined how neighborhood improvement organizations can create a social environment which fosters sustained Latino political participation in Walla Walla, Washington. My main research question was: How have local organizations sought to increase Latino political mobilization in Walla Walla? The following two questions guided my project. First, what are the obstacles to Latino political participation? […]

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