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Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

The Supreme Court should seize the chance to strike down voter discrimination

*This case before the Supreme Court isn’t getting the attention it deserves. It’ll have deep repercussions for Latino voters across the country, and many of those voters don’t know or don’t understand what’s going on. MALDEF’s Nina Perales does a very good job of framing the issue and putting it in its proper perspective. VL

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Latinos for Donald Trump

*Here’s the gist of what Londoño is saying: Donald Trump is doing his part to anger the Latino community. What are we doing to turn that anger into action? VL By Ernesto Londoño, The New York Times...

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Don’t say “papaya” in Miami, and other lessons for wooing Latino voters

*FYI, candidates, are you listening? VL By Dara Lind, Vox In August 2012, Mitt Romney gave his only interview on Spanish-language radio of the presidential campaign — with a station Democratic strategist (and Martin O’Malley adviser) Gabriela...

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

Appeals court strikes down ‘discriminatory’ Texas voter ID law

*This is huge! And surprising, given the 3 – 0 final decision. It’s great news for Latino voters in Texas, especially on the eve of the Voting Rights Act 50th anniversary. VL By Jon Herskovitz and  Sandra Maler, Reuters...

Friday, July 10th, 2015

The Republican’s Latino Problem

*Aaron Sanchez explores the idea that the Republican “Latino problem” stems from the fact that most Republican Latinos aren’t like the rest of Latinos in the U.S. (I emphasize the word “most.”) The American experience of presidential...

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...

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....

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