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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Latinos stand with Democrats, and will shape nation’s political future

* I’m going to hold my judgement of the Democratic Party until I see some change. Remember the GOP “autopsy?” The one that said they needed to be more inclusive, then they tossed it out the window? By José Aristimuño, The Hill (3 minute read)   There is no doubt that the victory of Donald

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Tom Perez is What the DNC Needs Now

Secretary Thomas Perez and Rep. Keith Ellison have emerged as the frontrunners for the DNC chairmanship. VL By Victoria Defranceso Soto, NBC News (4 minute read)  AUSTIN, Texas — The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is having its...

Friday, December 16th, 2016

Tom Perez says he’s in

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (4 minute read) First he said he was thinking about it, then he said he’d do it and now he did it. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez announced his candidacy for Chairman of the...

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

A Latino head of the DNC would be historic – and it’s about time

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (2 minute read)  Word from Washington and reported in the New York Times say that Labor Secretary Thomas Perez “has told three senior Democrats that he intends to run for chairman of the...

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Muñoz would be disastrous as DNC chair

*This story is about two days old, and I’m publishing it today because it’s caused ripples that have turned into waves across the national DNC community. There’s a sense of shock about the allegations leveled against Texas’...

Monday, November 14th, 2016

The Democratic Party is About to Break its Own Rules

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco Someone at the Democratic National Committee should grab a cup of coffee, sit in a quiet place, and read their bylaws. They’re interesting, and lengthy. Twenty-two pages of club rules, do’s and don’t for...

Friday, November 11th, 2016

Latino Congressman Seriously Considering Run For Top DNC Job

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco The post-mortem realignment at the top of the Democratic National Committee has begun. Check your calendar, it hasn’t been three days since the election and already the DNC is in restart mode. The...

Friday, July 29th, 2016

the Latino daily – Your Friday morning brief

Did you notice how Sebastien de la Cruz’s voice is changing? I’m sure it’s because I live in San Antonio and I’ve been exposed to this cool kid for several years. He sang at the opening ceremonies...

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Podcast: Dieciocho – Eposode 1, The Mysterious DNC Rules Committee, will it change the party?

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco They meet three days before the beginning of the big political convention, what they agree to is ratified as soon as the convention is gaveled-in, it  frames the proceedings for the year to...

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Bashing Trump not enough for Democrats to win Latino vote, advocates warn

*This article warns against Democratic Party complacency with Latino voters, as if it were a new thing. The problem is that Latinos have historically been an afterthought and the anti-Trump surge could cause the DNC to check...

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

‘Impartial’ DNC finance chief helps Hillary Clinton

*In full disclosure, Gilberto Ocañas, who is quoted in this article, is part-owner of NewsTaco. VL By Ben Schreckinger, Politico In an apparent violation of party rules requiring Democratic National Committee officers to remain neutral in presidential...

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Democrats spend very little on minority-run consulting firms, study finds

*This isn’t because of a lack of minority-owned consulting forms. It is indeed a disturbing “racket” that clearly illustrates how the Democratic Party takes Latinos  and other  communities for granted. VL By Aaron Blake, Washington Post National...

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Group donates funds to raise national profile of Latino arts, culture

By Brett Zongker, Associated Press/Washington Post WASHINGTON — Organizers of a gala concert and series of events celebrating Latino culture during President Barack Obama’s second inauguration are donating the proceeds to help raise the national profile of Latino...

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

DNC’s Latino & Gay Finance Chair, Encouraging New Leaders

BySandra Lilley, NBC Latino Click on picture to read story.

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