latino politics


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 listed in this article. VL By Marcela Berland and Frank Gómez, NiLP (6.5 minute read)   Trump is in. 

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

The Forgotten History of Latino Riots

*Why you should red this: Because it’s a conversation we need to have. Because there’s an inner dynamic that pits the “good immigrant” narrative against the perception of Latinos as passive. Because there’s an underlying tension of...

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...

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

The Sadness of The Border Wall

*Why you should read this: Because these words and pictures are so truthful that they’re a good reason to invest your time on them. Because we need more stories that show the human cost of a border...

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...

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Trump doesn’t get that sanctuary cities are about providing public safety

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (1.5 minute read)  There’s a good editorial in the Chicago Tribune that takes Trump’s immigration plan to task. “Can President Donald Trump make America safer by taking money away from local police departments? Short answer:...

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....

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Border apprehensions are down, but White House boasts may be empty chest thumping

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco  (3.5 minute read)   found two stories this morning that are at odds with each other, or better said, they’re two different sides of the same set of numbers. First: Illegal Border Crossings...

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Latino voters will reshape American politics as we know it — and here’s the proof

*The problem isn’t the proof in an article, it’s the proof of past performance. This past election solidified the idea that Latinos don’t vote. VL By Sean McElwee and Spencer Piston, Salon (7.5 minute read)    Twenty years...

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...

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, Add Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales to the list of Democrats who say they’re...

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

The U.S. Congress and the Soft Bigotry Against Latino Chiefs of Staff

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco I want to draw a contrast between a headline and a reality. First the headline: Will Trump appoint any Hispanics to his Cabinet? It comes from the Dallas Morning News, and it’s a...

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Gov. Brown taps California’s Rep. Xavier Becerra to be state’s first Latino attorney general

*This is interesting. The highest ranking Latino in congress will become the first Latino Attorney General of California. A step on the way to the California governor’s office? VL By Sarah D. Wire and John Myers, Los Angeles Times...

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