By Michael R. Blood and Kevin Freking Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer crashed through a barrier when her election victory nearly a quarter century ago marked the ascent of women in Washington. Her successor could achieve a breakthrough as well — one that reflects California’s steadily changing political demographics.
COMMENTARY: What is and why become a PCO?
By Washington State Rep. Cindy Ryu In Washington state, the Precinct Committee Officers (PCOs) are the grassroots base of either the Democratic or the Republican Party and are vital to their successes. They serve as the political representative for their respective precincts. They form the basis for communicating the values and principles of either party […]
Immigration bill could decide 2016, senator says
By Philip Elliott The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Republicans’ hopes to reclaim the White House in the 2016 elections hinge on whether they support — or sabotage — the immigration overhaul being debated in the Senate, two lawmakers who helped write the proposal warn.
Senator: Immigration bill to pass by beginning of July
By Philip Elliott The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — A lawmaker who helped negotiate a bipartisan bill to overhaul the U.S. immigration system predicted on June 2 that comprehensive legislation would overwhelmingly pass the Senate by July 4 while House Republicans cautioned that they would write their own version, one piece at a time.
Lack of diversity in Wash.’s new legislature
By Staff The Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington State Legislature that will gather in Olympia early next year will be the least diverse group of state lawmakers in a generation, mostly due to fewer women.
American electorate growing more diverse
By Nancy Benac and Connie Cass The Associated Press WASHINGTON D.C. (AP) — It’s not just the economy, stupid. It’s the demographics — the changing face of America.
EDITORIAL: Time for real change in the Republican Party
When Barack Obama first won the presidency in 2008 in an electoral landslide, there was much talk about how the Republican Party needed to do some “soul searching.” People spoke about how something at the core of the GOP might need to change.
BLOG: Where were the Asians at the RNC?
By Assunta Ng While the mainstream media are crying out loud that Blacks were not represented at the Republic National Convention in Florida, I have my own valid complaint. Asian Americans were also scarce and hard to spot in the sea of white Republicans.
Obama acts to spare youths from deportation
The Associated Press Staff WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama eased enforcement of the nation’s immigration laws Friday, offering a chance for hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants to stay in the country and work. Embraced by Hispanics, his action touched off an election-year confrontation with many Republicans.
Calif. GOP struggles for young voters and minorities voters
By Juliet Williams The Associated Press BURLINGAME, Calif. (AP) — Leaders of the California Republican Party acknowledge they must broaden their appeal to Asians, Hispanics, young voters, and women to ensure relevancy for a party that has been losing registration and elections at a fast clip in recent years.