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December 27, 1995
Los Angeles County's land use legacy will come under scrutiny over the next two years as a Whittier College team undertakes a $400,000 study recently commissioned by the Southwest Voter Research Institute. Faculty and student researchers in seven academic disciplines hope to link specific, "undesirable" county land use projects since 1927 to the communities that have hosted the developments.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 27, 1995
Los Angeles County's land use legacy will come under scrutiny over the next two years as a Whittier College team undertakes a $400,000 study recently commissioned by the Southwest Voter Research Institute. Faculty and student researchers in seven academic disciplines hope to link specific, "undesirable" county land use projects since 1927 to the communities that have hosted the developments.
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BOOKS
March 1, 1992
I am writing a biography of Willie Velasquez (1944-1988), Hispanic voting-rights activist and founder of the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project. I would appreciate hearing from anyone with letters from him or about him, personal reminiscences, articles, memorabilia, etc., or leads to such sources. JUAN A. SEPULVEDA, Scholar-in-Residence, Southwest Voter Research Institute, 403 E. Commerce, Suite 220, San Antonio, TX 78205
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November 29, 1992 | RICHARD MARTINEZ and ANTONIO GONZALEZ, Richard Martinez is executive director of the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project. Antonio Gonzalez is California director of the Southwest Voter Research Institute.
Even though Bill Clinton won a clear victory, his disdain for minority issues caused a downturn in voting among Latinos and African-Americans nationally and in California. Right? Wrong! While the African-American turnout declined by more than 1 million votes, Latino turnout increased dramatically over 1988. Why? Like the rest of the country, Latinos felt that America was on the wrong path. This election saw "Latino" issues dissolve into the larger national dread over the economy.
BUSINESS
April 1, 1994 | DONNA K. H. WALTERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A report to be released today by Hispanic Business magazine is adding to growing evidence that minority women are making greater gains in the managerial and professional sectors of the U.S. labor force than minority men. Projections and analysis of U.S. Census data and exclusive population surveys, conducted by the Southwest Voter Research Institute in San Antonio, show that in 1994 Hispanic women should outnumber their male counterparts in the top job categories 50.5% to 49.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 1994 | DAVID E. HAYES-BAUTISTA and GREGORY RODRIGUEZ, David E. Hayes-Bautista is director of the Alta California Policy Research Center, an independent think tank studying Latino issues. Gregory Rodriguez is a researcher and writer at the center.
"Maybe this is the kick in the pants we Latinos needed," Huntington Park resident Rebecca Avila said after it was announced that Proposition 187 had been approved by an overwhelming majority of California voters. On election night and the following day, the mood in communities with the heaviest concentration of Latino immigrants was sullen, but not defeated.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 1996
The rise of Cruz Bustamante, the son of a Latino barber in the San Joaquin Valley farm town of Dinuba, to speaker of the California Assembly will be a first. But beyond its historical significance, Bustamante's coming ascension to the speakership sends an encouraging message: Getting involved in the electoral process makes a difference. Many in the Latino community felt under siege during a period of strong political attacks against immigrants, in Sacramento and in Washington.
NEWS
November 19, 1992
Bill Clinton received strong support from Latinos and other minority voters when he swept to victory on Nov. 3 against President Bush and Ross Perot. Statewide, Clinton was supported by 51% of Latino voters, contrasted with 27% for Bush and 21% for Perot, according to an exit poll conducted by the Los Angeles Times Poll. On the national level, support for Clinton was lowest among Anglos and highest among blacks.
NEWS
April 29, 1993 | NANCY ZUBIRI
Three major Latino organizations, the Southwest Voter Research Institute, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund and National Council of La Raza, have endorsed a consensus position on the North American Free Trade Agreement that makes several recommendations to protect Latino interests. The groups' proposal calls for a development bank to mobilize resources to invest in U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 1993 | GLORIA MOLINA and ANTONIO GONZALEZ, Gloria Molina is a Los Angeles County supervisor. Antonio Gonzalez is Latin America project director of the Southwest Voter Research Institute in Montebello. NARANJO, El Universal, Mexico City
With each day, support for the proposed North American Free Trade Agreement erodes as a host of critics bang away at this historic attempt to redefine U.S.-Mexican relations. Because of important shortcomings in the labor and environmental areas, many would like to see NAFTA rejected. But killing NAFTA is both bad public policy and socially irresponsible.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 1992
Far too much of the current debate over the proposed North American Free Trade Agreement--the historic treaty that would lay the groundwork for a powerful common market among the United States, Mexico and Canada--is being distorted by partisanship. A new study by University of California researchers on NAFTA's potential impact can contribute to a more constructive discussion.
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