Thursday, June 9th, 2011

Tequila Party Kicks Off In Arizona

By Lourdes Medrano Tucson, Arizona — In 2010, Arizona produced the nation’s toughest immigration law. This year, lawmakers pushed – but failed – to overturn birthright citizenship for children of illegal immigrants. Meanwhile, the largest school district in Tucson is mired in turmoil over a state ban on ethnic studies. In the eyes of Belinda “DeeDee”

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Using Early Voting To Stop Latino Voters

An editorial in The New York Times this week asks an important question: Why do Republicans want to make voting harder? Specifically, harder for minority voters. The editorial basically points to efforts to restrict voting for minorities...

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

What’s Mitt Romney Selling To Latino Voters?

So Mitt Romney is running as a Republican for president in 2012. Here at News Taco we thought it’d be a good idea to look briefly at his history of promises to Latino voters, his stance on...

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

How The Latino Vote Matters In 2012

Getting at just exactly how, and by how much, the Latino vote will affect elections across the country in 2012 is a little confusing. Luckily, we have the super duper political science expert who literally wrote the...

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Redistricting, Latinos To Forever Change California

Redistricting is a super important issue that’s going to largely determine the future of our country in the next decade and beyond. We wrote earlier this week about how Latino voting power in Nebraska was being diminished,...

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Latino Voting Power In Nebraska Diminished

Last week in our national Latino redistricting roundup, we reported that in Nebraska Latino voter power was set to be diminished under a recently adopted redistricting plan. This week the group Somos Republicans wrote a little more...

Friday, May 6th, 2011

How Democrats, Republicans Can Lose Latino Votes In 2012

The Latino vote is the vote to lose for both Democrats and Republicans. There are two main ways this can be done, political scientist Luis Fraga, who is Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement at the University of Washington...

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Tequila Party Launches To Promote Latino Votes In 2012

Somos Republicans founder DeeDee García Blase has taken up the reins of the so-called Tequila Party movement that originated in Nevada to combat the Tea Party and launched today in an effort to get Latino voters fired up...

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Which Is It — High Or Low Latino Voter Turnout In 2010?

The Pew Hispanic Center released a report today, “The Latino Electorate in 2010: More Voters, More Non-Voters,” which has been variously reported in the media as meaning that Latinos either voted in great numbers, or hardly at...

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Latino To Run For Senate In New Mexico

New Mexico’s State Auditor Hector Balderas is set to run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Democrat Jeff Bingaman, reported the Santa Fe New Mexican last week. Balderas filed his paperwork with the Federal Election...

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Tons Of Money Coming For Redistricting Fights

As we reported last week, redistricting in places where Latinos pushed most of the growth (like Texas), are getting their redistricting fights on. Now The Atlantic reports that this already complicated (and dare I say telenovela-esque?) fight...

Friday, April 1st, 2011

The States Where Latino Votes Will Matter In 2012

By Dr. Matt Barreto With the recent release of the national Census data, pundits have been quick to point out the obvious: the Latino population is growing! As if data points from the annual Current Population Survey, and now...

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