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Thursday, April 27th, 2017

‘Sanctuary Cities’ Bill Attacks Immigrants Who Made ‘Texas Miracle’ Possible

*Why you should read this: Because Latino legislators staged an epic battle in defense of sanctuary cities in Red-State Texas. Because the fight lasted until past 3am. VL The Texas Miracle would have been impossible without cheap undocumented labor. But now the Legislature is ready to kick immigrants out. By Christopher Hooks, The Texas Observer

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Latino heritage could be a casualty of a Trump revision

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (1.5 minute read)   This happened today, and we need to keep an eye on it. It’s an instance of Trump taking a stab at an Obama legacy, but U.S. Latino heritage could be...

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Latino Leadership in the Trump Era

*Why you should read this: Because Trump’s Anti-Latino rhetoric is an opportunity for visibility and transformation. Because the transformation must start at the local level. Because the potential for leadership is greater than the list of names...

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Poll shows Texas Dem Castro leading Cruz

*Why you should read this: Because the race for the Texas senate seat is going to be hard-fought. Because the poll is out and the frontrunner hasn’t announced his candidacy yet. VL By Rebecca Svaransky, The Hill...

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Border Wall Could Leave Some Americans on ‘Mexican Side’

*Why you should read this: Because people who don’t live near the border between the U.S. and Mexico typically misunderstand it. Becasue a majority of U.S. Latinos live along or near the border. VL By Nooman Merchant,...

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Meet Jolt, the Latino Organization Aiming to Shake up Texas Politics

*Why you should read this: Because turning Texas blue is key to the Democratic Party’s national agenda. Because Latinos are the front line in the in the battle to turn Texas. Because Latino youth are deeply involved...

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Ahn and Gomez appear headed to a runoff in L.A.’s congressional race

*Why you should read this: Because the election to replace Xavier Becerra has national potitcal implications. VL Do you like stories that reflect authentic Latino life in the U.S.?  Be part of a positive change. [Photo courtesy...

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Slew of Latinos Running in California US House Race Bucking Norms

*Why you should read this: Because whenever the word “slew” is used in politics, it’s got to be interesting. Because California’s 34th congressional district has been a “mata” of Latino political strength (think Roybal, Becerra). Because 8...

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Justice Sonia Sotomayor Speaks Out on Latino Identity and Civic Engagement

*Why you should read this: Because Justice Sotomayor call us out, but does it in an encouraging way. Because she preaches truth: “None of us can afford to be bystanders in life.” Because it’s a good read...

Friday, March 31st, 2017

To beat Ted Cruz, Beto O’Rourke plans to throw out the Democratic playbook

*Why you should read this: Because it’s official, El Paso’s Congressman, Beto O’Rourke announced his candidacy to unseat Senator Ted Cruz in 2018. VL By Abby Livingston, The Texas Tribune (8 minute read)    WASHINGTON – On...

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Rep. Beto O’Rourke likely to announce Senate run against Ted Cruz

*Why you should read this: Because the Texas political scene is starting to heat up. Because this is the first announced challenge to Sen. Ted Cruz. Because Rep. Joaquin Castro put out a press release saying that...

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

In discussing immigration, you might be a racist if …

*Why you should read this: Because I’m not a big Navarrete fan, but his “you might be a racist” riff is good. VL By Ruben Navcarrete, Washington Post Writer’s Group (4 minute read)   With apologies to...

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Building a #Resistencia Movement: A Conversation on How to Channel Activism Into Policy

*Why you should read this: Because you shouldn’t let frustration set-in without finding out what you can do. Because this is a thoughtful and practical list of actions you can take. VL By Yara Simón, Remezcla (3...

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Plaintiffs Want Texas Congressional Districts Redrawn for 2018

*Why you should read this: Because this is huge! Because this could represent a crack in the GOP gerrymendered stronghold in staunch-red Texas. Because it may be the path to topple gerrymandered power structures in other states....

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