Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Latino Voters Continue To Face Barriers At Polling Places

*”Nearly one in five Latino voters (18 percent) reported being told previously that they could not vote. More than one in four (27 percent) of Latino voters reported experienced waiting in long lines at the polls.” VL By Adrian D. Pantoja, Ph.D., Huffington Post Latino Voices (4.5 minute read) As his campaign heads toward defeat, Donald

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Attempting To Woo Latino Voters, Marco Rubio Gets Booed At Orlando Festival

*That didn’t go well. VL By Adrian Florido, NPR (7 minutre read) Florida Sen. Marco Rubio got booed off a stage in Orlando on Sunday by a crowd that was overwhelmingly Latino. It happened at Calle Orange, a...

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Meet Catherine Cortez Masto, the Candidate Who Could Become the First-Ever Latina Senator

*Real Clear Politics gives Nevada Democrat Catherine Cortez Matso a 2 point lead over her opponent Republican Joe Heck – 43.5 to 41.5. VL By Kiko Martinez, Remezcla (7 minute read) With only two weeks before Election...

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

The Door-To-Door Grind to Lift Latino Voter Turnout

*Get out the Latino vote? This is how it’s done. One voter at a time, eyeball-to-eyeball, direct ask, time and again. VL By David Catanese, U.S. News & World Report (7 minute read) LAS VEGAS — In her quest...

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Thanks, Donald, for finally waking up the Latino vote!

*I’m not liking the condescension in this headline. Latinos go to the polls and the bigoted white guy gets credit. VL By Kos, Daily Kos (1 minute read) This is what Republicans like Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer...

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Texas’ booming Latino population lacks clout in local politics

*We’re 38 percent of the population in Texas, but only 10 percnet of mayors and county commissioners. VL By Jeremy Schwartz and Dan Hill, Austin  American-Statesman (1 minute read)  As the Nov. 8 election nears, no single group is...

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer: Hispanic Dems ‘Don’t Get Out And Vote’

*C’mon gente! Early voting starts today in Texas, Massachusetts, Colorado, Arkansas and Alaska. VL By Allegra Kirkland, Talking Points Memo (2.5 minute read) Former Arizona governor Jan Brewer declared Friday that Arizona won’t go blue for Hillary Clinton because...

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Por Favor Señor Trump!

*Point by point, in an open letter, Henry Flores writes why Trump is unfit to be president. VL By Henry Flores, NewsTaco (4 minute read)              This election has finally gotten to the point where someone needs...

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Trump’s immigration whisperer

*Trump’s immigration policies aren’t his own. This is the guy who feeds him ideas and one-liners. VL By Glenn Thrush, Off Message (9 minute read) TOPEKA, Kan. — Kris Kobach is only 50, but he’s the closest...

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Donald Trump’s kryptonite: millions of active – and furious – Latino voters

*I think Trump is his own kryptonite, but I agree that Latinos will have a lot to do with his political demise this year. Sabrina Vourvoulias urges: “Let’s not wait for an invitation, mi gente. Let’s just...

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Latino voters never seem to realize our power. This year could be different

*’Ya think? What’s different about this year? Trump? Is that enough? VL By John Paul Brammer, The Gaurdian (4 minute read) Every election cycle, Latinos don’t quite match their voting potential. But every cycle, it should also be...

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

A Union Is Building A Wall Of Taco Trucks Outside Trump’s Las Vegas Hotel

*This is happening today and tomorrow, anticipating the last presidential debate in Las Vegas. VL By Adrian Carrasquillo, BuzzFeed (2.5 minute read) A wall is going up outside the Trump International Las Vegas hotel Wednesday morning. The Culinary Union,...

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Did Donald Trump cause an outsized surge in Hispanic voters? Probably not.

*For all the anger and anti-Trump energy out there, Latino registration levels have increased by the same levels as years past. VL By Ed O’Keefe, The Waswhington Post (8 minute read) Donald Trump’s attacks on illegal immigrants,...

Friday, October 14th, 2016

These New Podesta Emails Won’t Help Hillary With Latino Voters

*To be fair, Podesta bad-mouths a wide swath of people, from Bernie Sanders supporters to Hillary Clinton’s friend Sydney Blumenthal. What he wrote specifically about Latinos was a personal attack on a couple of high profile Latinos...

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