As the political machine of the 2012 election season churns forward, it is
becoming increasing clear that this year may be known for two things, the
proliferation of Super PACs and the rise of the Hispanic vote. It is the impending collision of these two phenomena in the rise of Hispanic Super PAC's, which truly highlights the incredible change this demographic growth is bringing to our country and our political process. Super PAC's, Political Action Committees, which can raise and spend unlimited amounts of funds to support or oppose a candidate, are considered by some undemocratic. The main criticism is that they allow the few, corporations, and the super wealthy, to wield undue political influence over the many, through unlimited financial political support of individual campaigns. In some ways this paradigm is flipped when it comes to Hispanic Super PACs.
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NDN has long contended Hispanic population growth in the United States will eventually shift enough of the country's voting population to the South and West forever changing the electoral map. This election season is showing this assertion to be correct. There are now enough electoral
votes in the "Hispanic Belt," Florida, Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona to decide the 2012 election. Both political parties are acutely aware that carries some combination of these Hispanic-population-heavy states, will likely win the 2012 election. Yet, for the all of their growing political cachet, Hispanics are politically underrepresented in the electoral process.
NWPC, PODER PAC, WIL, WPC Women’s Organizations Unite Behind Michele Martinez for California State Assembly
SANTA ANA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Michele Martinez’s Campaign for
California State Assembly announced the endorsements of the California Branch of the National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC), PODER PAC, Women in Leadership (WIL) and the Women’s Political Committee. The four organizations join HOPE PAC and the Women’s Campaign Fund, both of which had previously announced their support for Martinez.
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“We need more women serving in elected government fighting to ensure that California and our nation advances forward and protects the progress that women have made,” said California Vice President of Political Action for the National Women’s Political Caucus, Tammi McIntyre. “Councilwoman Martinez is a fighter and we know she will work hard to protect frontline services, increase school funding and keep our neighborhoods safe. She will also be a strong leader for
women throughout Orange County and our State and we look forward to playing an active role in her campaign.”