Monday, September 19th, 2016

Latino millennials could play key role in election

*As always, the operative word in the headline is “could.” It all depends on Latino millennial turnout at the polls. VL By Mercedes Olivera, Dallas Morning News (3 minute read) As the presidential race tightens up and polls start to show a closer match, we’re seeing more attention focused on key voting blocs, especially Latino

Friday, September 16th, 2016

Obama Calls On Hispanic Leaders to Push Back Against ‘Bluster’ and ‘Higher Walls’

*President Obama, last night at the CHCI gala: “Latinos aren’t changing the American character, they are the American character.” VL By Alexander Mallin, ABC News In an address to prominent Hispanic leaders Thursday, President Obama looked to...

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Latino voters in swing states could hurt GOP

*In Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, North Carolina and Ohio Latino voters favor the Democratic candidate for Senate. VL By David F. Damore, Latino Decisions (8.5 minute read) New polling from America’s Voice and Latino Decisions released earlier today...

Friday, September 9th, 2016

NCLR Latino Voter Registration Money Fell from $7 Million to $1.5 Million

*The-importance-of-the-Latino-vote trope has been louder this year than in years past. But looking at the numbers above you begin to see how it’s been baseless wind. VL By Suzanne Gamboa, NBC News  The National Council of La...

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Latinos have a date with the ballot box

*There’s a part of this column that brings to light something that is seldom considered in Latino political reporting: Latino voter registration non-profits are just now getting the funds they needed three months ago. It’ll have an...

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Taco trucks on every corner? Business group wants them at every polling site instead.

*The taco truck wave doesn’t end. Maybe that’s a good thing. There’s a call now for taco trucks at every polling site. Are there that many taco trucks? VL By Ed O’Keefe, The Washington Post A taco truck...

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Could Texas Go Blue This November?

*Earlier this year the thought of Texas turning blue was a distant goal for state Democrats. Demography showed it was inevitable, just not this year. Donald Trump has changed things and the possibility of a blue Texas...

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

#TacoTrucksOnEveryCorner Lampoons Trump Supporter’s Bizarre Warning, Praises Tacos

*What’s wrong with so much of something so delicious? VL By Sameer Rao, Colorlines While Republican presidential nominee Donald Trumpx tries to sell his anti-immigration platform with less-xenophobic language than before, one of his most prominent Latino supporters unintentionally sparked a...

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Several Hispanic Trump surrogates reconsider support

*From a U.S. Latino perspective, even among his supporters and GOP partisans, yesterday was a fail for Trump. VL By Katie Gluleck and Kyle Cheney, Politico (3 minute read) Several major Latino surrogates for Donald Trump are reconsidering...

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Puerto Rican Activists Shut Down the First Scheduled PROMESA Conference in San Juan

*Well, that didn’t go well. PROMESA is the acronym for the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act, in other words the oversight organization that’s charged with steering Puerto Rico’s $70 billion debt restructuring. It didn’t...

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Why the Trump-Peña Nieto meeting is perfect theater

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (3 minute read)  All reports say that today’s visit between Donald Trump and Mexico’s president Enrique Peña Nieto, in Mexico, is to be a private affair. That’s a very sound idea, because the...

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

“¡Orale Donald! ¡Como J__s!”

*Henry Flores says his take on the Trump Mexico visit can’t be published here. You’ll have to fill-in the spaces. VL By Henry Flores, NewsTaco (4 minute read) Perdoname pero  I had to put spaces in the...

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Fate of Farmworker Overtime Bill in Hands of the Assembly

*This is happening today in California. Farmworkers aren’t protected under the Fair Labor Act of 1938. They don’t get overtime pay afer 40 hours worked per week. They get overtime after 10 hours worked per day. AB1066...

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Ruling clears way for Pasadena voting rights suit to go to trial

*MALDEF, changing U.S. Latino politics one battle, one victory at a time. VL By Mihir Zaveri, Houston Chronicle (2 minute read) A federal judge has denied Pasadena’s request to throw out a lawsuit challenging its controversial city council redistricting...

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