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Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Doomed by the South: Why the emerging Democratic majority may never happen

*An interesting take that challenges the popular political wisdom about how the growing Latino community represents a boon for the Democratic Party. It’s about the possible political realities of assimilation and about the changing demography within the Latino community. This piece begs two questions (at least): Do you believe it? And if so, What’s the

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Latino groups to launch massive voter registration

By Laura Wides-Muñoz, Associated Press/Seattle Post Intelligencer MIAMI (AP) — Two national Latino organizations are kicking off a massive voter registration campaign ahead of the 2014 elections. National Council of La Raza and Mi Familia Vota Education Fund are...

Friday, January 17th, 2014

The Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act. Now a bipartisan gang wants to put it back together.

By Dylan Matthews, The Washington Post It’s rare that you can get Reps. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) and John Conyers (D-Mich.) to agree on much of anything. The former, after all, introduced the USA PATRIOT Act to the House,...

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

RNC hires Hispanic state and field directors in 7 states

By Monica Suarez, NBCLaino In an effort to build a ‘grassroots infrastructure,” the Republican National Committee (RNC) announced Monday it is adding Hispanic field and state directors in California, Florida, New Jersey, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia. “We...

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

How You Can Help Someone Register To Vote Today

… or why being registered and going to the polls isn’t enough. By Victor Landa, NewsTaco If you’re reading this you’re probably already registered to vote. Thank you for that. Good job. If I were sitting with...

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Texas AG says lawyer advised Latinos to break Voter ID law

By Christy Hoppe, Dallas Morning News Attorney General Greg Abbott accused a lawyer for Hispanic legislators of providing unethical advice to Latino voters by suggesting they ignore state law and refuse to take picture IDs with them...

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Governor to launch new purge of Florida voter rolls

By Steve Bousquet and Michael Van Sickler, Miami Herald TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott will soon launch a new hunt for noncitizens on Florida’s voter roll, a move that’s sure to provoke new cries of a voter “purge”...

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Are Latinos Relevant to Midterm Elections?

By David Damore, PhD, Latino Decisions The day after the 2012 presidential election pundits across the country declared Latino votersas one of the most important voting blocs in re-electing President Barack Obama.  With the 2014 midterms already in sight, many are...

Friday, July 26th, 2013

North Carolina legislature approves restrictive voting measures, Latino groups worried

By Adriana Maestas, NBCLatino The North Carolina Senate passed HB 589, one of the most restrictive voter ID measures in the nation. It permits only permits 7 kinds of ID – such as a valid in-state DMV issued...

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

AG opens new front on voting rights protection

By Associated Press/Los Angeles Times Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday the Justice Department is opening a new front in the battle for voting rights in response to a Supreme Court ruling that dealt a major setback to voter...

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

2016 forecast: Rubio, Bush, Ryan have chance to win over 40% of Latino vote

By Matt Barreto, Latino Decisions While the 2016 presidential election is a full three years away many of the high profile Republican contenders are enmeshed in the immigration reform debate, and if Republicans demonstrate strong leadership on...

Friday, June 28th, 2013

It begins: Republicans rush to change voting laws

By Zachary Roth, MSNBC One voter ID law denounced as a “poll tax” looks to be back in force. And several others are gathering steam. Those are the early consequences of Tuesday’s Supreme Court decision eviscerating the Voting Rights...

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

The “Latino vote” doesn’t exist. Not really.

By Chris Cillizza, Washington Post Conventional wisdom has settled on this reality: Republicans’ inability to attract Hispanic voters not only cost them the 2012 presidential election but has the potential to doom them as a national party in...

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

SCOTUS and the VRA: “Tossing the umbrella in the rain”

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco You knew the dark clouds were gathering last February when Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said that extending Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act was a “perpetuation of racial entitlement.” Looking back...

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