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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 and old voters. VL By Mark Richardson, Public News Service (2 minute read) AUSTIN, Texas — Voting rights advocates encouraged

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...

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

How Donald Trump is bruising Texas (and the Democrats are happy)

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco In Texas we’re waiting for the state to turn from red to purple, like a bruise. Both the hopeful and the weary know that the Republican stranglehold on Texas will loosen because Latinos...

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Will The Year of Trump Propel Latinas to U.S. Senate?

*This is where declaring presumptive winners matters. There are important down ballot races that could be decided because of voters who don’t go to the polls when winners are presumptively declared. Loretta Sanchez has a good chance...

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

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

*Wonderful! A call to arms for Latino voters (recent voter registration numbers show we really don’t need one . . .  but still). Share this! VL By Sabrina Vourvoulias, The Guardian (4 minute read) arely a day goes...

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...

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...

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