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Arizona Woman, Blocked From City Council, Runs for VP

Was disqualified for not speaking English

(Newser) - When Alejandrina Cabrera tried to run for San Luis City Council, she was kicked off the ballot because she couldn't speak, read, or write English fluently. So now she's running for a slightly higher office: vice president of the United States. Cabrera has signed on with Utopian Party... More »

Alabama Candidate Runs 'English Only' Ad

'We speak English. If you live here, learn it.'

(Newser) - Wow. Check out this not-at-all-racist new ad from Alabama gubernatorial candidate Tim James. James just can't understand why the state offers its drivers license test in 12 languages. “This is Alabama. We speak English. If you want to live here, learn it,” he declares. “We're only giving... More »

US Spends $340M to Urge People to Get Counted

Super Bowl ads and cross-country tour aim to boost response

(Newser) - The Census Bureau today launched a $340 million campaign to publicize this year’s survey, beginning with the rollout of the Census Portrait of America Road Tour, a flotilla of 13 vehicles that will travel across the nation to public events and tout the benefits of being counted. Also in... More »

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