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Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

The Latino Voting Surge That Never Happened

*A couple of things to note. This article is from the National Review, a decidedly and unapologetically conservative publication. But it begins to spread a narrative that isn’t surprising. After so much bravado about the awakening Latino vote against Donald Trump in this past presidential election, a surge in Latino voting that didn’t materialize (it

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Is the Latino voting bloc just a myth? It’s complicated

*It’s interesting how even conservative Latino writers are at a loss to explain the Latino vote. It’s funny that we find common ground in the not really knowing. VL By Ruben Navarrete, Washington Post Writer’s Group (4 minute...

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Five Hispanics sue the Pasadena City Council municipal districts redesign

*MALDEF attorneys are in Pasadena, Texas, this week, starting work on this voting rights case. VL By Alvaro Ortiz, Houston Chronicle (3 minute read)  Five Hispanic residents of Pasadena (Texas) filed a lawsuit against their City Council in federal...

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Latino Electorate On Track For Historic Turnout In 2016

*Five days ’till the election, and one of the big questions is “will Latinos turn out to vote?” So far, so good. VL By Justin H. Gross, Ph.D., Huffington Post Latino Voices (6.5 minute read) According to...

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Maria Hinojosa Breaks Down Why Saying ‘Illegals’ Is Wrong On So Many Levels

*She called-out a Trump surrogate for using the “i” word. It was epic. VL By Carolina Moreno, Huffington Post Latino Voices (2 minute read) Journalist Maria Hinojosa knows that words matter, particularly when politicians and their advisors are discussing...

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Today is the deadline for voter registration in four states

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco Eligible voters in Arizona, Arkansas, Hawaii and Washington have until today to register to vote in the November election. Tomorrow, the 11th, is the deadline in another 14 states: Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana,...

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Jill Stein Is The Only Presidential Candidate Embracing the Term Latinx This Election

*I’m not a fan of the whole Latinx thing because I get mired in pronouns: is it hx, shx, thxm, hxr, and what about our? Xxr? Anyway . . . VL By Yara Simón, Remezcla (3 minute read) On September...

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Google searches reveal how obsessed Hispanic voters are with this election

*This is new territory, folks who hadn’t been interested and hadn’t voted before are doing so now, so it’s hard to draw definite conclusions. A Google search doesn’t equal a vote. But it’s a good omen and...

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Groups Gather In Mexico City To Watch US Presidential Debate

*There’s been an unusually high interest from Mexico in the U.S. election. I was at the UNAM in August, participating in a two-day symposium on the U.S. election. They’re watching closely. VL By Rodrigo Cervantes, Fronteras (2.5 minute read)...

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Hillary Clinton says immigration reform will add $700 billion to U.S. economy

*I’m glad this was fact-checked.  Both she and Trump should be held to the same truth standard. VL By Miriam Valverde, PolitiFact (5.5 munite read)  Hillary Clinton supports plans by President Barack Obama to defer deportation for...

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Latino Millennial footprint of the 2016 elections

*More elusive than the Millennial vote is the Latino millennial vote. Forty-two percent are expected to go to the polls in November and no one can say for certain why. VL By Michelle Adams, Hispanic Outlook in Higher...

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...

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...

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...

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