Latinos in the American Political System: An Encyclopedia of Latinos as Voters, Candidates, and Office Holders, 1st Edition

  • Jessica L. Lavariega Monforti
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  • ISBN-10: 1440853479
  • ISBN-13: 9781440853470
  • DDC: 973
  • 760 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released September 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Overview

This encyclopedia comprehensively surveys the evolution of Latina/o engagement in US politics as voters, candidates, lawmakers, and public officials. It is an authoritative resource for public library patrons, high school students, and undergraduates in a variety of curricular studies, including political science, civics, American history, and Latino studies. A-Z entries provide thorough coverage of all of the individuals, organizations, cultural forces, political issues, and legal decisions that have combined to elevate the role of Latinos at the polls, on the campaign trail, in Washington, and in mayors' offices, city councils, school boards, and statehouses all across the country. In-depth essays on the rising prominence of Latino Americans as voters, candidates, public officials, lawmakers, and opinion leaders provide further context for understanding their impact on modern U.S. political processes and institutions from the perspective of liberals and conservatives alike.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Guide to Related Topics.
Preface.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
Chronology.
1: Latino Elected Officials on the Federal Level.
2: Latino Mobilization and Voter Turnout: An Overview of Experimental Studies.
3: Latina/o Mayors.
4: Hispanic Office Holders at the State and Local Levels.
A.
5: Acosta Bañuelos, Romana (1925–2018).
6: Affordable Care Act of 2010 and Latinos.
7: Aguilar, Jorge (1988–).
8: Alexander v. Sandoval (2001).
9: American GI Forum.
10: Arellano, Elvira (1975–).
11: Aristimuño, José (1988–).
12: Asylum Seekers.
13: Avila, Joaquín (1948–2018).
B.
14: Badillo, Herman (1929–2014).
15: Baez, Joan (1941–).
16: Balseros/Rafters.
17: Balzac v. Porto [sic] Rico (1922).
18: Becerra, Xavier (1958–).
19: Berriozábal, María Antonietta (1941–).
20: Bilingual Education.
21: Border Wall.
22: Botiller v. Dominguez (1889).
23: Brown Berets.
24: Brown Power Movement/Chicano Civil Rights Movement.
25: Bush, George Prescott (1976–).
C.
26: Cantú, Norma Elia (1947–).
27: Cantú, Norma V. (1954–).
28: CARA Pro Bono Project.
29: Cardozo, Benjamin Nathan (1870–1938).
30: Cartagena, Juan 1956–.
31: Castro, Julián (1974–).
32: Castro, Raúl Héctor (1916–2015).
33: Catholicism and Latino/a Politics.
34: Cavazos, Jr., Dr. Lauro “Fred” (1927–).
35: Central American Migration.
36: Central American Peace and Solidarity Movement (CAPSM).
37: Central American Resource Center (CARECEN).
38: Chávez, César (1927–1993).
39: Chavez-Thompson, Linda (1944–).
40: Chicano Moratorium (1970).
41: Cisneros, Henry G. (1947–).
42: Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA).
43: Community Service Organization (CSO).
44: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI).
45: Corona, Humberto “Bert” (1918–2001).
46: Crusade for Justice.
47: Cruz, Rafael Edward (“Ted”) (1970–).
48: Cuban Adjustment Act of 1966.
D.
49: DACA Sin Miedo.
50: Dawson, Rosario (1979–).
51: de la Garza, Eligio “Kika” (1927–2017).
52: de León, Kevin (1966–).
53: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)/Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA).
54: Del Rio Independent School District v. Salvatierra (1930).
55: Delano Grape Strike (1965–1970).
56: Delgado V. Bastrop I.S.D., et al. (1948).
57: Depression-Era Repatriation of Mexicans.
58: Díaz, Rubén, Jr. (1973–).
59: Díaz-Balart, Lincoln (1954–).
60: Díaz-Balart, Mario (1961–).
61: Dickerson Montemayor, Alicia (1902–1989).
62: Discrimination against Latinas/os.
63: DREAM Act.
64: DREAM Act at the State Level.
E.
65: Echaveste, Maria (1954–).
66: Education and Latinos.
67: El Especialito.
68: El Nuevo Herald.
69: El Teatro Campesino.
70: Election of 2016 and Latinos.
71: Environmental Justice and Latinos.
72: Equal Voice Network (EVN).
73: Espaillat, Adriano (1954–).
74: Espinoza v. Farah (1973).
75: Evenwel v. Abbott (2016).
F.
76: Family Leave and Reproductive Policy.
77: Fariña, Carmen (1943–).
78: Ferrera, America (1984–).
79: Ferreras-Copeland, Julissa (1976–).
80: Fierro de Bright, Josefina (1914–1998).
G.
81: Gallego, Ruben (1979–).
82: Giménez, Carlos (1954–).
83: Gómez, Cruz (1941–).
84: Gonzales, Alberto (1955–).
85: Gonzales, Rodolfo “Corky” (1928–2005).
86: González, Charles Augustine “Charlie” (1945–).
87: González, Henry B. (1916–2000).
88: Grijalva, Raúl M. (1948–).
89: Gutiérrez, José Ángel (1944–).
90: Gutiérrez, Luis (1953–).
H.
91: Hernandez v. New York (1991).
92: Hernández v. Texas (1954).
93: Herrera Beutler, Jaime (1978–).
94: Hinojosa, Maria (1961–).
95: Hinojosa, Rubén (1940–).
96: Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU).
97: Huerta, Dolores (1930–).
I.
98: Immigrant Youth Justice League (IYJL).
99: Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Expanded Powers of (2000s).
100: Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) v. Cardoza-Fonseca (1987).
101: Immigration as a Policy Issue.
102: Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA).
J.
103: Johnson v. De Grandy (1994).
104: Jones Act (1917).
K.
105: Kumar, Maria Teresa (1974–).
L.
106: La Opinión.
107: La Raza Unida Party (LRU).
108: La Voz de Houston.
109: Larrazolo, Octaviano A. 1859–1930).
110: Latin Builders Association (LBA).
111: Latina Political Leadership in the South.
112: Latina/o Gender Gap.
113: Latina/o Identity Politics.
114: Latinas in U.S. Politics.
115: LatinoJustice PRLDEF.
116: Latino Political Power.
117: Latinx Entrepreneurship.
118: Lau v. Nichols (1974).
119: League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC).
120: LIBRE Initiative.
121: Longoria, Eva (1975–).
122: Los Angeles School Walkouts (1968, 2006).
123: Ludlow Massacre (1914).
124: Luján, Ben Ray (1972–).
125: Lujan Grisham, Michelle (1959–).
126: Lynching in the U.S. Southwest.
M.
127: Mallea, Jose (1977–).
128: Marín, Rosario (1958–).
129: Mark-Viverito, Melissa (1969–).
130: Martinez, Susana (1959–).
131: Mega Marchas of 2006.
132: Melon (Casita) Strike (1966).
133: Méndez, Sylvia (1936–).
134: Menendez, Robert “Bob” (1954–).
135: Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF).
136: Mexican American Political Association (MAPA).
137: Mexican American Youth Organization (MAYO).
138: Mexican Repatriation.
139: Mi Familia Vota.
140: Military Participation and Latinos.
141: Minimum Wage.
142: Minors, Unaccompanied and Undocumented (2010s).
143: Miranda v. Arizona (1966).
144: Moreno, Luisa (1907–1992).
145: Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlan (M.E.Ch.A.).
146: Murguía, Janet (1960–).