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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 not economic hardship that motivated the white working class to vote for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton by

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Willie Velásquez documentary is a lesson for Latinos on the importance of voting

*Why you should read this: Because today is Willie Velasquez day and a quick search of his name turned up no news stories. This piece, by Mercedes Olivera, is from one year ago, published at the release...

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...

Friday, December 16th, 2016

Why is Russia Hacking Elections?

*Henry Flores says the Russian hacking of the U.S. election is what happens when you mix a despot with a narcissist. VL By Henry Flores, NewsTaco (4 minute read) The individual going around the country who calls...

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Santa Fe mayor also considering running for governor

*Sources confirm that Javier Gonzales is in fact running for Governor of New Mexico. The news was confirmed this morning. VL By Heath Haussamen, NMPolitics.net Add Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales to the list of Democrats who say they’re...

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...

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)...

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