Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

I’m the first House Democrat elected since Trump. Here’s what my party should do.

*The first Democrat elected to congress after Trump is Latino, He says the first order of business should be getting past the midterms. Then, communicate. VL By Jimmy Gomez, Washington Post  (4.5 minute read)   I’m Latino, progressive and I have deep roots in the working class — my father was a bracero, a guest

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Latinos Need a Voice, Where Is It?

*We’ve had this conversation for years. Do we need a national Latino leader? This piece makes the case that a leader is what Latinos need in the Trumpian era. Are we ready to have this conversation again?...

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Trump Administration Quietly Rolls Back Civil Rights Efforts Across Federal Government

*While we’ve all been gawking at the Russia fiasco, Trump has been dismantling civil rights. We need to pay attention to this, because mainstream media is obsessed with the Russia thing. VL By  Jessica Huseman and Annie...

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Lessons on Hispanic turnout from California special election

*This is hopeful and frustrating at the same time. There’s hope in the fact that lessons were learned after the California special election. Frustration in the fact that we’re still learning lessons and Latino voter turnout is...

Friday, June 9th, 2017

After conceding congressional race to Jimmy Gomez, Robert Lee Ahn’s campaign says he could still win

*Re-cork the champagne, put back the confetti? California 34th challenger Robert Lee Ahn says the count isn’t over. There are more than 10,000 mail in ballots to be counted. VL By Christine Mai-Duc, The Los Angeles Times (3.5...

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Jimmy Gomez wins Los Angeles congressional election to replace Xavier Becerra

*California’s 34th congressional district, which has been represented by a Latino for decades, will continue to be so after, Jimmy Gomez won yesterday’s runoff election. VL By Christine Mai-Duc, The Los Angeles Times (7 minute read)   ...

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Latino, Asian-American Square Off in California’s U.S. House Race

*This is today’s big Latino political story. Polls close in Los Angeles at 8pm Pacific Daylight Time. This is going to be a classic voter mobilization race – whoever gets their voters to the polls today wins....

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Julián Castro addresses potential presidential run in 2020

*Castro for President in 2020? He didn’t say no. VL By Kelsey Bradshaw, mySA (1.5 minute read)   San Antonio native and former Mayor Julián Castro continued to fuel the 2020 presidential rumor mill in a recent interview....

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

California House race is a test of Latino, Korean influence

*This will be very interesting to watch. This is the race to fill the seat left vacant when Xavier Becerra left congress to become California’s Attorney General. The vote is divided among ethnic lines, Latino and Asian,...

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Trump’s Border Wall: A ‘Progress’ Report

* By Jane C. Timm, NBC News (7.5 minute read)   More than four months into his term, how close is President Donald Trump to making good on his signature promise to build a wall between the...

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Eugenics in the Trump Era

*To understand eugenics is to understand some of the motivation in the Trump White House. It cloaks raw bigotry in scientific terms and fills public discussions with dog-whistle racism. Please, don’t just click “like” and feel like...

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

How to finally increase the Latino vote so we finally make a difference, maybe

*Don’t let the headline fool you. Ray gives us a serious list of specific things that need to be done in order to increase Latino political participation. It boils down to transformation, personal and community-wide. VL By...

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Who Is Michael J. Garcia? A Latino Judge Is in the Running for FBI Director

*Why you should read this: Because you’re sure to be hearing more about Judge Garcia in the coming days. Because all of the media attention at the moment is on the FBI and who will be Trump’s...

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

How Trump Won: White Working Class Voters Motivated by Fear of Immigrants not Economic Woes

*Why you should read this: Because we’ve been saying this all along. Because mainstream media has been excusing political racism. Because ya basta with the whitewash. VL By Jason Le Miere, Newsweek (3 minute read)   It was...

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