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Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Donald Trump’s kryptonite: millions of active – and furious – Latino voters

*I think Trump is his own kryptonite, but I agree that Latinos will have a lot to do with his political demise this year. Sabrina Vourvoulias urges: “Let’s not wait for an invitation, mi gente. Let’s just do it.” VL By Sabrina Vourvoulias, The Guardian (4 minute read) Barely a day goes by when Donald Trump

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Latino voters never seem to realize our power. This year could be different

*’Ya think? What’s different about this year? Trump? Is that enough? VL By John Paul Brammer, The Gaurdian (4 minute read) Every election cycle, Latinos don’t quite match their voting potential. But every cycle, it should also be...

Friday, October 7th, 2016

Is it too late to register to vote in your state? Check here

*This is useful. There’s not a lot of time left to register to vote in November. What’s the deadline in your state? VL By Darla Cameron, The Washington Post (4.5 minute read, depending on how many states...

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

DIECIOCHO Podcast: Film maker Helctor Galán and his movie Willie Velásquez: Su Voto Es Su Voz

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco A lot went in to the making of the documentary Willie Velasquez: Su Voto Es Su Voz. It premiers tonight (Monday, Oct. 3, 2016) at 9:30pm ET. But in many ways this has...

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Why Young Latino Voters Are More Important Than Ever

*Watch this. Share it. VL By Tanisha Love Ramirez, Huffington Post Latino Voices (2 minute read) A new PSA from Voto Latino is urging Latino voters to help deliver the vote this November. The PSA, titled “Ganas” (Spanish...

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, August 11th, 2016

Voter ID Agreement Means More Texans Can Vote in November

*This is good news for some Latino voters, who were adversely affected by the Texas Voter ID law. It could also be the beginning of the end for the Voter ID movement that worked to disenfranchise poor...

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Latinos Deserve Total Equality, Not Political Pandering

*What’s the issue here?: “. . . the Latino vote is important when there is someone to elect. But for the remainder of the time, our community is not tapped for leadership opportunities. Nor are we taken seriously...

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Latino Voters Are Tired of Dating…We’re Ready for a Commitment

*The gist of the piece: “Parties, candidates, donors, and funders need to focus on making Latinos full participants in our democracy for the years to come, not just in the 2016 election.” The idea: Latino voting power...

Friday, August 5th, 2016

For Hillary: This is what you should have told Latinos

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco I fully intend for Hillary Clinton to read this. I know how these things work. Some of you will share this on social media, and it’ll ripple across networks and find its way...

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Pro-Clinton Group Targets Latinos With Six-Figure Ad In Battleground States

*So now it’s getting serious, right? Six figure media buy to target Latinos in swing states? VL By Laura Barron-Lopez, Huffington Post Latino Voices (1 minute read)  WASHINGTON ― Priorities USA, a pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC, is launching...

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

101-Year-Old Mexican Abuelito Got His U.S. Citizenship To Vote Against Donald Trump

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco This is worth the two minutes the story lasts. Ignacio, 101, and Maria Guadalupe Correa, 94, Villegas have lived in the U.S. since 1968. Their permanent residency status was good enough for them,...

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Texas Voter ID Law Violates Voting Rights Act, Court Rules

*I know it’s not dancing cats on Facebook, or ridiculous memes about cribbed political speeches, but this is a BIG deal. VL By Jim Malewitz, Texas Tribune Texas’ voter identification law violates the U.S. law prohibiting racial discrimination...

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Why Trump and Bernie didn’t catch on with Latino voters

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (4 minute read) Roberto Suro, professor of Communications at USC and Director of the Tomás Rivera Policy Institute, wrote a good piece for Politico titled Clinton’s Latino Firewall, where he explains how the...

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