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Monday, February 8th, 2016

New Hampshire’s Latino community may be small, but could be decisive in primary

* By Andrew O’Reilly, Fox News Latino NASHUA, N.H. –  Walking down the stretch of West Hollis St. between Vine and Palm streets in this small, industrial New England city feels very much like walking through a section of New York City’s Washington Heights neighborhood. This gritty strip of road a few blocks from the

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Latinos will be crucial to keeping Clinton’s national lead over Sanders, experts say

* So the question is, can Bernie attract enough Latino voters to take the edge off of Hillary’s “inevitability?” VL By Elizabeth Llorente, Fox News Latino With Sen. Bernie Sanders giving Hillary Clinton stiffer competition than many...

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

Latino Turnout in Iowa Demands Attention From Campaigns, Experts Say

*”Latinos will turn out when they’re asked to vote.” The results of the efforts in Iowa prove that fact. But it isn’t a new idea. That’s been the formula for successful Latino voter mobilization for decades. What’s...

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

2016 electorate will be the most diverse in U.S. history

*Lot’s of numbers in this peiece, but numbers tell stories. “There are 10.7 million more eligible voters today than there were in 2012. More than two-thirds of net growth in the U.S. electorate during this time has...

Friday, January 29th, 2016

Podcast Episode 1: Latinos and the Iowa Caucuses, part one

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco Latinos are 5 percent of the population in Iowa, that’s a given. Iowa Latinos have never gotten attention from presidential candidates or the media because of their relatively small size, that’s another truth. But...

Monday, January 25th, 2016

A Wake-Up Call to Latino Voters on the Importance of Courts

*The rallying call fact in Dolores Huerta’s piece is that during the next president’s first year in office four Supreme Court justices will be 80 years-old, and the average retirement age for the justices is 78. The importance...

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Latinos and the lost message of Martin O’Malley

*We love the horse-race, or else we wouldn’t be watching the polls and reading political reports. Martin O’Malley is far from making a dent in the Democratic field, but it hasn’t been for a lack of trying....

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Migrants’ interest in voting rises

*Back in June, when Donald Trump made his infamous “Mexicans are rapists” campaign kick-off speech, there was a prediction: that Latinos would be so insulted by his remarks that they would rise and show their anger at...

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Washington Perspective: For Latinos gun control is common sense

*Bill Valdez says that politicians who choose to see Latinos as a one-issue group will be surprised. Fifty-nine percent of U.S. born Latinos favor gun control, the number jumps to 82 percent for foreign-born Latinos. And for...

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

The Latino vote is bigger and better educated than ever before, a new report finds

*According to the latest Pew numbers, Latino millennials should be the new political target – half of eligible Latino voters are millennials and their education level is rising. But, the percentage of Latino millennials likely to cast...

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

Pro-Jeb Bush super PAC shuts down

*A super PAC that hadn’t raised one cent . . . They did a little social media work, but that’s it. Jeb! was considered the GOP’s best bet to get Latino votes, until Trump upended the Republican...

Monday, January 11th, 2016

In primaries, Latinos could be decisive in places like Texas, Florida and Nevada

*Mas política. Of the three states mentioned in the headline Texas is a non sequitur.  It’s good that Latinos are a growing force (yet to be manifested)  in Texas, and the potential is there for state-wide and...

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

Latino Voters 2016: Minority or Majority?

*This is the big question about Latinos going into 2016. And it’ll continue to be the main question despite polls, speculation, predictions and opinions between now and November. That’ll be when the question will be answered, on...

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Whatever Happened to Latino Political Power?

*Suro asks important questions that Latinos should be asking themselves. Are we a one party-one issue constituency? Is all the talk of Latino political power no more than demographic hubris? Why aren’t Latinos protesting louder in the...

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