Tag Archives: Voting

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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The Political Representation of Latinos in Small Cities: An Examination of Quincy and Othello Washington

Researching voting rights in Othello and Quincy, WA, I sought to answer the following questions: 1) Has the system of elections caused minority vote dilution in past elections? 2) How does the political culture influence Latino participation? 3) How do other factors, such as the existence of bilingual election materials and outreach, affect Latino representation? […]

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Breaking the Cycle of Political Non-Participation: The Effect of Community Involvement and Civic Education on Latino Families

This paper examines methods of increasing the political participation of the Latino Community in Quincy, WA, specifically focusing on youth organizational involvement as a community mobilizer. Methods: Evaluating local conditions and understanding how those findings fit into broad themes and patterns. Interviews included those with local Latino community organizers (both official and unofficial), students, leaders […]

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The Political Representation of Latinos in Washington

This report examines the political representation of Latinos on the city council of Sunnyside, Washington. What is the impact of at-large elections and racially polarized voting upon the political representation of Washington’s largest minority population? Methods: This report began by collecting census data about Washington State’s Latino populations. By compiling election returns and voter lists the […]

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Voter Turnout Among Latinos in the State of Washington

This paper focuses on voter registration and turnout among Latinos in Washington State as well as voter mobilization for Latinos. The question guiding the research is this: Among Latinos in Washington State, Yakima, and Walla Walla, who is voting, how, and why? The research has focused on gathering data on the population of the United […]

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Voting Rights of Latinos in Yakima and Enforcement by the State

This research focuses on Latino representation in city council positions in Yakima County. Focusing on the particular characteristics of the county, I ask: Why are there low numbers of Latino registered voters? Why is there low Latino turnout? Are enough Latino candidates running for office? How do local Latino community members explain the current conditions […]

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