Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Latino Politicos In Texas To Romney: “Self Deport” Out Of State

Several Latino politicians in Texas took GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney to task today over his stance on the DREAM Act in a statement from the Texas Democratic Party. Rep. Armando Walle (D-Houston) said: “If Republicans were serious about reaching out to Hispanics, they’d stop endorsing candidates that are hostile to the Latino community. Romney would

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

MALDEF Challenges Texas Voter ID Law

The following is part of a press release from MALDEF: Today, MALDEF filed legal papers opposing an attempt by the State of Texas to secure federal approval for its new Voter ID law. The intervention was filed on...

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Texas AFL-CIO Endorses Both Latino 23rd Congressional District Candidates

The Texas AFL-CIO endorsed both Democratic candidates for the 23rd congressional district in South Texas last week, both Ciro Rodriguez and Pete Gallego.

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

DREAMers Arrested At Anti-Arpaio Protest Won’t Be Deported

Six undocumented immigrants arrested during a protest against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s enforcement policies will not be deported, according to ICE. They were arrested Tuesday in Phoenix and ICE officials said the protestors — Ofelia Sanchez, 18,...

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Jeb Bush Endorses Mitt Romney For President

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush endorsed Mitt Romney today, which is interesting considering he’d made motions of immigration reform in the past and Romney’s been called the most extreme candidate on immigration ever.

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Arizona AFL-CIO Endorses U.S. Senate Candidate Richard Carmona

The Arizona state AFL-CIO endorsed Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Richard Carmona today. Read our profile of Carmona here.

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Latina To Hold Key National Republican Congressional Committee Post

Joanna Burgos is set to head the National Republican Congressional Committee’s independent expenditures arm, which makes her the first Latino and woman to hold the post. Burgos is from Miami and has worked in the NRCC’s media relations,...

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

SB 1070 Author Announces Bid For Arizona Senate

SB 1070 author Russell Pearce, who was recalled in November of last year, then was elected first vice chairman of the  Republican party in January, is now trying to head back into politics. Pearce announced his candidacy...

Monday, March 19th, 2012

NALEO Releases 2012 Illinois Election Profile

NALEO (National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials) released an interesting report, 2012 Primary Electoral Profile for Illinois. The report includes information about Florida’s Latino voters, by age, party affiliation, ethnic subgroup, and much more. Download it here.

Monday, March 19th, 2012

AFL-CIO Endorses President Obama For President

The AFL-CIO endorsed President Barack Obama for president last week, citing his passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and its creation of 3.6 million jobs, health insurance reform, Wall Street reform and more. Read the statement here.

Monday, March 19th, 2012

NALEO Targeting Latinas To Get Latinos Out To Vote In 2012

In a story recently published in The San Antonio Express-News, NALEO revealed that a recent focus group found that a Latina’s influence can help her family members get out to vote. According to the report: “We will...

Monday, March 19th, 2012

47% Of All Latinos Live In California, Texas

A report from the Pew Hispanic Center today analyzed Census data and released some interesting findings. Here’s a portion of the release: The 10 states with the largest Hispanic populations are California, Texas, Florida, New York, Illinois,...

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Justice Department Objects To Voter ID Law In Texas

The Department of Justice objected a proposed voter ID law in Texas that would have made voting more difficult for Latinos in that state, specifically because of the requirement for a photo ID. The DOJ noted that...

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

White House Hispanic Summits Have Reached More Than 3,000 People

Today the White House released a report analyzing the reach of the Hispanic summits that have been held across the country. According to a release: More than 3,000 Hispanic community and business leaders and over 70 senior...

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