latino politics


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 stir up the crowd for Hillary Clinton with calls to defeat Donald Trump and for continued work to

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

On eve of Hispanic Heritage Month, California congressman proposes American Latino Museum for third time

*This has been in the works for years and there have been several obstacles. I’m happy to see it finally reaching congress. The idea is to house the American Latino Museum in the Smithsonian Arts and Industries...

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Latino voters in swing states could hurt GOP

*In Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, North Carolina and Ohio Latino voters favor the Democratic candidate for Senate. VL By David F. Damore, Latino Decisions (8.5 minute read) New polling from America’s Voice and Latino Decisions released earlier today...

Friday, September 9th, 2016

NCLR Latino Voter Registration Money Fell from $7 Million to $1.5 Million

*The-importance-of-the-Latino-vote trope has been louder this year than in years past. But looking at the numbers above you begin to see how it’s been baseless wind. VL By Suzanne Gamboa, NBC News  The National Council of La...

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Trump: Undocumented Wanting to Be In Military a ‘Special Circumstance’

*If you’re keeping score, this statement is part of the “softer” Trump on immigration. We’ll see what he says next. VL By Suzanne Gamboa, NBC News (1.5 minute read) GOP nominee Donald Trump, added a little more confusion...

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...

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

The Obvious Consequence Of Trump’s Immigration Policy That No One’s Talking About

*No one is talking about the fact that 60 percent of ag workers are immigrants. If they leave food prices will increase, farmers will chose to change their crops, agriculture imports will increase as well. Your diet-conscience...

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

With No Latino Moderator, Trump Shapes Presidential Debates

*Which Latin@ journalist (excluding Jorge Ramos bacause of his public feud with Trump) would you like to see moderating a presidential debate? VL By Raul  A Reyes, NBC News (4.5 minute read)  Donald Trump has won. That...

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

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

*”Willie Velásquez: Your Vote is Your Voice” airs October 3 on PBS, but there will be screenings across the country before then. Check your local media to find a time and place. VL By Mercedes Olivera, Dallas...

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

#TacoTrucksOnEveryCorner Lampoons Trump Supporter’s Bizarre Warning, Praises Tacos

*What’s wrong with so much of something so delicious? VL By Sameer Rao, Colorlines While Republican presidential nominee Donald Trumpx tries to sell his anti-immigration platform with less-xenophobic language than before, one of his most prominent Latino supporters unintentionally sparked a...

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Several Hispanic Trump surrogates reconsider support

*From a U.S. Latino perspective, even among his supporters and GOP partisans, yesterday was a fail for Trump. VL By Katie Gluleck and Kyle Cheney, Politico (3 minute read) Several major Latino surrogates for Donald Trump are reconsidering...

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Why the Trump-Peña Nieto meeting is perfect theater

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (3 minute read)  All reports say that today’s visit between Donald Trump and Mexico’s president Enrique Peña Nieto, in Mexico, is to be a private affair. That’s a very sound idea, because the...

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

“¡Orale Donald! ¡Como J__s!”

*Henry Flores says his take on the Trump Mexico visit can’t be published here. You’ll have to fill-in the spaces. VL By Henry Flores, NewsTaco (4 minute read) Perdoname pero  I had to put spaces in the...

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Fate of Farmworker Overtime Bill in Hands of the Assembly

*This is happening today in California. Farmworkers aren’t protected under the Fair Labor Act of 1938. They don’t get overtime pay afer 40 hours worked per week. They get overtime after 10 hours worked per day. AB1066...

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