We designed the booklet, The Road to the White
House: Understanding Presidential Elections,
specifically for high school social studies and history
classes. It provides a framework for discussing voting,
the electoral process, and the upcoming 2008 elections.
These resources will help prepare students to be informed
and influential “voters” in the Student Mock Election
at their school. Boldfaced words are defined in the
vocabulary listing at the end of the book. Activities
highlight various aspects of the election process,
which are explained in more detail in a series of
fact sheets. Click to view
USHLI Partners with National Hispanic Leadership
Agenda on 2008 Hispanic Policy Agenda
The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) is
composed of 26 of the leading national and regional
Latino civil rights and public policy organizations.
Established in 1991 as a nonpartisan association,
the NHLA unites major Hispanic national organizations
and distinguished Hispanic leaders from all over the
nation to provide the Latino community with greater
visibility and a clearer, stronger influence in our
country’s affairs. NHLA brings together Hispanic leaders
to establish policy priorities that address and raise
public awareness of the major issues affecting the
largest and fastest-growing minority community in
the United States.
The NHLA 2008 Hispanic Policy Agenda is a comprehensive
document that addresses prime policy issues facing
Hispanics in six main issue areas:
- Civil rights
- Economic Empowerment
- Government Accountability
Click to view online.
To download the pdf version, click here.