Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Thanks, Donald, for finally waking up the Latino vote!

*I’m not liking the condescension in this headline. Latinos go to the polls and the bigoted white guy gets credit. VL By Kos, Daily Kos (1 minute read) This is what Republicans like Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer think of the Latino vote: “Nah. They don’t get out and vote. They don’t vote.” Normally, she’d be

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Texas’ booming Latino population lacks clout in local politics

*We’re 38 percent of the population in Texas, but only 10 percnet of mayors and county commissioners. VL By Jeremy Schwartz and Dan Hill, Austin  American-Statesman (1 minute read)  As the Nov. 8 election nears, no single group is...

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer: Hispanic Dems ‘Don’t Get Out And Vote’

*C’mon gente! Early voting starts today in Texas, Massachusetts, Colorado, Arkansas and Alaska. VL By Allegra Kirkland, Talking Points Memo (2.5 minute read) Former Arizona governor Jan Brewer declared Friday that Arizona won’t go blue for Hillary Clinton because...

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Por Favor Señor Trump!

*Point by point, in an open letter, Henry Flores writes why Trump is unfit to be president. VL By Henry Flores, NewsTaco (4 minute read)              This election has finally gotten to the point where someone needs...

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

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

*I think Trump is his own kryptonite, but I agree that Latinos will have a lot to do with his political demise this year. Sabrina Vourvoulias urges: “Let’s not wait for an invitation, mi gente. Let’s just...

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Latino voters never seem to realize our power. This year could be different

*’Ya think? What’s different about this year? Trump? Is that enough? VL By John Paul Brammer, The Gaurdian (4 minute read) Every election cycle, Latinos don’t quite match their voting potential. But every cycle, it should also be...

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

U.S. Latinos Likely to Vote at Lower Rates This Year

*C’mon gente! VL By New America Media The share of Latino voters who say they will definitely vote this year is down from 2012, according to data from the Pew Research Center’s national survey of Latinos, released...

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Today is the deadline for voter registration in four states

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco Eligible voters in Arizona, Arkansas, Hawaii and Washington have until today to register to vote in the November election. Tomorrow, the 11th, is the deadline in another 14 states: Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana,...

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Texans deserve the full protection of the Voting Rights Act

*Any time legendary civil rights attorney Al Kauffman has something to say I consider it worthy of publication. VL By Al Kauffman, NewsTaco (6 minute read) Section 5 of the federal Voting Rights Act required states with...

Friday, October 7th, 2016

Is it too late to register to vote in your state? Check here

*This is useful. There’s not a lot of time left to register to vote in November. What’s the deadline in your state? VL By Darla Cameron, The Washington Post (4.5 minute read, depending on how many states...

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

‘We don’t have a choice’: young Latinos on why they’re voting for Clinton

*Latino millennials, 44 percent of the Latino vote, have emerged as the election’s biggest enigma. Everyone’s falling over themselves to get their vote, few know how to get it, and no one knows if they’ll vote at...

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

New PBS Documentary Spotlights Latino Voting Rights Advocate

*Be sure to stream the documentary on PBS will be monitoring the number of streams for 7 days after the premiere in order to gauge interest in Latin-themed programming. Watching this on your desktop, laptop, phone...

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Google Searches for Voter Registration Have Surged in Hispanic Area

*It’s called the Alicia Machado effect. When the Trump/Miss Universe shaming story broke, U.S. Latinos lit Google with voter registration queries. VL By Nate Cohn, The New York Times In the real world, demographic change is gradual:...

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Google searches reveal how obsessed Hispanic voters are with this election

*This is new territory, folks who hadn’t been interested and hadn’t voted before are doing so now, so it’s hard to draw definite conclusions. A Google search doesn’t equal a vote. But it’s a good omen and...

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