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20/20

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This US group was formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1978 by Steve Allen (guitar, vocals) and Ron Flynt (bass, vocals), two expatriate musicians from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Drummer Mike Gallo ...

West, The

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Deena J. González

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in Contemporary Politics, Law, and Social Movements

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...Engagement Project, 2013 ) The 2012 general vote dramatized the point or difference in eligible turnout between Latino/as and non-Latino/as. The brief notes that the “2012 Latino eligible turnout was only 39.4%, while eligible non-Latinos turned out at a rate of 57.3%—an almost 20 percentage point disparity in electoral participation for Latinos. Latino and non-Latino eligible turnout both steadily increased over the decade, until 2012 .” By 2012 , the Latino/a eligible turnout rate declined from 2008 ’s highest mark of 44.9 percent. This is the result of...

Marielitos

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Félix Masud-Piloto

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in Contemporary Politics, Law, and Social Movements

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...a public announcement encouraging people willing to emigrate to go to the Peruvian Embassy. Within forty-eight hours, more than ten thousand asylum-seekers crowded into the embassy grounds. A group of Cubans wait to embark aboard a boat to US shores at the port in Mariel Harbor, 20 miles west of Havana, Cuba, in May 1980 . ap photo / prensa latina via ap images / joaquin vinas In an angry response to the unexpectedly large crowd congregated at the embassy, the Cuban government labeled those who accepted the offer to emigrate “antisocial,” “criminals,”...

Justice for Janitors

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Linda Heidenreich

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in Contemporary Politics, Law, and Social Movements

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...University Janitors Vote to Ratify New Contract Agreement.” http://www.seiu.org/2011/11/harvard-janitors-vote-to-support-ratification-of-c.php . Service Employees International Union . Justice for Janitors. http://www.seiu.org/a/justice-for-janitors/justice-for-janitors-20-years-of-organizing.php . Linda...

Border Patrol

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Joseph Nevins

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in Contemporary Politics, Law, and Social Movements

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...deployed in the Southwest), about 50 percent of whom were of Latino/a origin. See also Border Industrialization Program and Maquiladoras ; Border, The ; Galarza, Ernesto ; Homeland Security ; Immigrant Detention and Incarceration ; Militarization of the Border in the Late 20th Century ; Repatriation Programs ; Terrorism and Migration ; and Undocumented Immigrants . Bibliography Andreas, Peter . Border Games: Policing the U.S.–Mexico Divide . 2d ed. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2009. Calavita, Kitty . Inside the State: The Bracero Program...

Queer Political Movements

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Darren Rosenblum

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in Contemporary Politics, Law, and Social Movements

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...political mobilization. See also Felix, Diane ; Gender Politics ; Lesbians ; and Masculinities . Bibliography Azoulay, Roy . “‘Transvisible’ Documents Love, Acceptance within the Life of a Transgender Activist.” The Sundial , California State University, Northridge. 20 November 2013. http://sundial.csun.edu/2013/11/transvisible-documents-love-acceptance-within-the-life-of-a-transgender-activist/ . Duberman, Martin . Stonewall . New York: Penguin, 1994. Kissack, Terence . “Freaking Fag Revolutionaries: New York’s Gay Liberation Front, 1969–1971...

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