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Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

The Mysterious Number of American Citizens

*A twist to the one-person, one-vote issue recently taken-up by the U.S. Supreme Court. A pair of rural Texas voters want to change the voting and representation principle to count only eligible voters, and not population. The change would directly affect Latino voting power. The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case. But, there

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Supreme Court Agrees to Settle Meaning of ‘One Person One Vote’

*The U. S. Supreme Court has decided to look into the bedrock principle of one person one vote. At issue is the difference between representational equality and the idea that voters “hold the ultimate political power in our...

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Will the Courts Finally Block Texas’ Worst-in-the-Nation Voter-ID Law?

*This is important, happening today. It has nation-wide implications, especially going into the 2016 election. Latino voters have much or gain or lose in the outcome. Of course, there’s still the turnout problem. VL By Ari Berman, The...

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Loretta Sanchez and the Growth of Latino Political Power in California

*The Latino political surge in California goes back to 1994 and Prop. 187. Loretta Sanchez rode the wave of a Latino political uprising against the proposition and scored a political upset to win a seat u the...

Friday, March 27th, 2015

The gutsy decision that saved Harry Reid’s career and made him a hero to Latinos

*I’m torn by this article. On the one hand, it gives us a behind-the-scenes look at how the Latino vote is transforming the political machinations at high levels. On the other, there’s an implicit idea that Sen....

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

New Poll: Chicago Latino Voters and the Race for Mayor

*This is outstanding for two reasons: First, because it shows an accurate picture of the preferences of Chicago Latino voters; and second because of the way it was done. The poll surveyed a universe of Latino voters....

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

U.S. top court rejects challenge to Wisconsin voter ID law

*This does not bode well in the battle to defend voting rights. VL By Lawrence Hurley, Reuters (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a challenge to Wisconsin’s Republican-backed law requiring voters to present photo...

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Democrats look to rebuilding Latino base after 2014 drubbing

*A problem with this story – and others like it reporting the same “obtained facts” – is that it’s written as if the lesson for Democrats is new, as if an electoral “drubbing” made the Party more...

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Snapshot: DNC and GOP are both clueless about Latino politics

*Two stories, a snapshot of  U.S. Latino politics: 70 percent of Latinos voted for the President Obama in 2012. Only 1.7 percent of the total $500 million spent by DNC on political consulting went to Latino firms....

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

New evidence shows election officials are biased against Latino voters

*This goes beyond Voter ID, this is about  elections officials’ attitudes and actions towards Latino voters. It’s startling to know that a total of 8,000 people control the administration of all elections across the country. VL By...

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Finalists revealed: VL Innovators Challenge

*Check it out, this is transformative energy. Nine Latin@ project finalists that use tech to change lives and futures. The winners will be awarded $500,000.00 in grants. Look through the list, you may see someone you know....

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Will Latinos Desert Democrats during the Mid-Term Election?

By Dr. Henry Flores, NewsTaco The short and quick answer to this question is “no.”  The reasons are innumerable and I have pointed them out here before.   But, it appears the media just doesn’t want to understand...

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Latino Voters on Midterm Elections, Immigration, and 2016 Presidential Contenders

*A new poll shows 48% of Latinos will vote to support the Latino community; 44% will vote to support a political party. VL By Matt Barretto, Latino Decisions Washington, DC – On a press call/webinar today, Matt Barreto,...

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Coalition Of 50 Hispanic Groups Aims To ‘Deliver Record Latino Turnout’ For Midterms

*Maria Teresa Kumnar: “We are calling American Latinos to rise above our political differences and to unite as a community this November.” What do you think? Possible? VL By Roque Planas, Huffington Post Latino Voices A...

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