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Friday, April 29th, 2016

Diluting the Latino Vote in CA’s Central Valley

*It’s an uphill battle without a strong Voting Rights Act. But MALDEF, chips away at gerrymandering one district at a time. VL By Marcus Castro, South Kern Sol/New America Media  BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – One of the nation’s leading civil rights organizations has filed a lawsuit against Kern County for violating the 1965 Federal Voting Rights Act.

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Trump can’t get to the White House without the Latino vote

*As Donald Trump solidifies his place as the GOP presidential nominee, let’s keep this in mind. VL By Enrique Acevedo, Fusion Over the past two decades the Latino vote has grown into an influential force in presidential politics....

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Will Hispanic Millennials Vote?

*Boomer parents, millennial kids, Hillary v Bernie, it happens in the Latino community as well. VL By Pricilla Alvarez, The Atlantic (2 minute read) The Hispanic population is looking young. Millennials make up roughly a quarter of...

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Will Latino Millennials Upend the Democratic Establishment?

*Forty-four percent of millennials are Latino. What’s more, Latino millennials are 18 percent of the California electorate. The is the quintessential story of Latinos transforming the U.S. Also, millennials favor Bernie Sanders by a 2:1 margin. VL...

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

We Don’t Have to Wait for the General Election to See the Harmful Effects of Voter-ID Laws

*This isn’t doom and gloom, it’s knowing what lies ahead and preparing for the journey. In the run for the November election some state legislatures are doubling-down on their voter I.D. laws, this only means that voting...

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Requiem for a Heavyweight

By Tomas Ricardo, Friend of NewsTaco I was a fan of Bernie until he started drawing crazy crowds and raising even crazier money. I was most appreciative, on his election to the US Senate as an Independent...

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Beware the Outsider – Donald Trump in a Latin American mold

*Mainstream U.S. voters have no experience with outsider dictator thugs, none whatsoever.  It’s easy for them to be seduced by the strongman with no ties to the prevailing political structure who promises to change things by the...

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Voto Latino Launches Voter Registration App

*Here’s something new. An app that scans your ID and automatically populates your voter registration form. That’s it, no more excuses. I want to get this app and use it to register as many people as I...

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Marco Rubio: He didn’t get the base even as he rejected his roots

By Pilar Marrero, NewsTaco/PilarMarrero.com In the end, the promise of Marco Rubio was bigger than the reality. His crushing defeat in Florida, where he only won his home area of Miami-Dade, is a bitter end to a...

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Norteño Music Among Efforts To Get Latinos To The Polls

*I loved this story, because I could hear the music while I read it. It’s about how Los Tigres del Norte have been promoting voter participation at their recent concerts. I’ve always equated Los Tigres with people dancing,...

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Donald Trump’s Nightmare Voter: Muslim and Latino!

*The one big take-away? That as Trump’s anti-Latino and anti-Muslim rhetoric intensifies, so does Latino and muslim grassroots activism. VL By Dean Obeidallah, The Daily Beast (4.3 minute read) Think your life is challenging? Then try being...

Friday, March 4th, 2016

NewsTaco Podcast Network, Episode 3: Latinos and the presidential election

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco I catch up with Pilar Marrero, Senior Political writer for La Opinion in Los Angeles. She had an idea that we should try doing regular political podcasts, being that this election is giving...

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

Generation gaps and ideological divides: what Hillary and Bernie could learn from Chicana/o history

*”There is not one presidential candidate that can solve it all.” Aaron Sanchez explains why Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have each fallen short in their campaigns – Clinton to attract young voters, Sanders to attract voters...

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Latino voters need more than candidates who just look like us

* By Lisa Magaña, Quartz In the wake of the 2012 presidential election, the Republican Party made it clear that its first and only priority was winning the Latino vote in 2016. But with Super Tuesday upon...

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