TITLE

Government

AUTHOR(S)
Lim�n, Jos� E.; Mintzer, Richard
PUB. DATE
February 2005
SOURCE
Trailblazers: Latino Americans in Sports, Film, Music & Governme;2005, p95
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the Hispanic Americans who entered the U.S. political scene. While the number of Latinos living in the U.S. is increasing at a rapid pace, the number of Latinos in politics is still growing slowly. For many years, discrimination and prejudice kept many Latino voters away from the polls. Certain states even passed what were called poll taxes, meaning that to vote, a person had to pay a tax. This was intended to keep the poorer voters, which included many Latinos, from voting. During the 1960s, Senator Joseph Montoya of New Mexico along with several other Mexican Americans, were elected to Congress. They worked hard to make changes for Latinos and outlawed the poll tax. This opened the door not only to more Latino voters but for more Latino-elected officials.
ACCESSION #
16757783

 

Related Articles

  • Breaking even (sort of).  // Hispanic;Jan/Feb1995, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p12 

    Reports that all Hispanic Congressional incumbents were reelected in November 1994. The number of new Hispanics elected and the number lost; Total amount of Hispanics in US Congress.

  • Hispanic politicians ride to fore of Texas races. Bryce, Robert // Christian Science Monitor;4/18/96, Vol. 88 Issue 100, p3 

    Focuses on the growth of Hispanic American politicians in Texas. Major Hispanic politicians in the state; Prospects for the Hispanic politicians in the fall 1996 elections in Texas; Comment by Arturo Vargas, executive director of National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials in...

  • Political Growing Pains. Perdomo, Yolanda // Hispanic;Jun2004, Vol. 17 Issue 6, p15 

    Discusses the obstacles to the growing political power of Hispanic Americans as of June 1, 2004. Number of registered Latino voters; Reason for the lack of political participation among Latinos; Programs of the National Association of Latino Elected Officials and the National Council of La Raza...

  • On Track to Washington. Garcia, Kimberly // Hispanic;Mar2000, Vol. 13 Issue 3, p40 

    Profiles Hispanic American rolemodel Tony Garza, member of the Republican Party and Texas Railroad Commissioner. His political career; His achievements; Family and educational background.

  • A Statesman CALLED HOPE. Canto, Tony // Hispanic;Dec2008/Jan2009, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p68 

    The article announces that Esperanza Andrade was appointed as Texas Secretary of State by Governor Rick Perry.

  • Loser Badillo to educate our kids. Tatum // New York Amsterdam News;06/03/99, Vol. 90 Issue 23, p12 

    Editorial. Comments on the efforts of Hispanic politician Herman Badillo to promote education among children in New York, New York. Background on political career of Badillo; Appointment of Badillo as chairman of university board; Views on the political interests of Badillo.

  • The new Hispanic congress. Avila, Alex // Hispanic;Sep1996, Vol. 9 Issue 9, p24 

    Examines the state of political power held by Hispanics in the United States Congress. Number of candidates vying for positions; Percentage of Hispanics in the voting population.

  • NSA Congress, 1969. FISHER, SHELLEY MAY // America;9/27/1969, Vol. 121 Issue 9, p218 

    The article discusses the highlights of the 1969 U.S. National Students Association (NSA) Congress. The speakers included Senator Joseph M. Montoya of New Mexico, who was the first to address the congress, Marcus Raskin, who discussed the power of the Defense Department, and Nathan Hare, who...

  • Milestones.  // Time;6/19/1978, Vol. 111 Issue 25, p87 

    The article presents obituaries for several notable people including poet Jorge de Sena, former Democratic senator Joseph M. Montoya and theoretical physicist Karl F. Herzfeld.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics