Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Latino Millennial footprint of the 2016 elections

*More elusive than the Millennial vote is the Latino millennial vote. Forty-two percent are expected to go to the polls in November and no one can say for certain why. VL By Michelle Adams, Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education (5.5 minute read) Latinos, and specifically Latino millennials who make up nearly half of Latino voters, have

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Latino voters in swing states could hurt GOP

*In Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, North Carolina and Ohio Latino voters favor the Democratic candidate for Senate. VL By David F. Damore, Latino Decisions (8.5 minute read) New polling from America’s Voice and Latino Decisions released earlier today...

Friday, September 9th, 2016

NCLR Latino Voter Registration Money Fell from $7 Million to $1.5 Million

*The-importance-of-the-Latino-vote trope has been louder this year than in years past. But looking at the numbers above you begin to see how it’s been baseless wind. VL By Suzanne Gamboa, NBC News  The National Council of La...

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Latinos have a date with the ballot box

*There’s a part of this column that brings to light something that is seldom considered in Latino political reporting: Latino voter registration non-profits are just now getting the funds they needed three months ago. It’ll have an...

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Willie Velásquez documentary is a lesson for Latinos on the importance of voting

*”Willie Velásquez: Your Vote is Your Voice” airs October 3 on PBS, but there will be screenings across the country before then. Check your local media to find a time and place. VL By Mercedes Olivera, Dallas...

Monday, July 13th, 2015

Trying to Make Sense of American’s (and Latino’s) Voting Behavior

By Dr. Henry Flores, NewsTaco The other day I was sitting in my neighborhood Mexican restaurant consuming my Huevos a la Mexicana plate breakfast and I heard three young folks sitting a few tables away lamenting the...

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Right-wing xenophobes, cowardly Dems and the misunderstood Latino vote

*There’s political theater, political posturing, veiled threats, and then there’s political reality. Here’s a take on what’s really going on with Latinos and the mid-term election votes. VL By Gabriel Arana, Salon Given how hostile the Republican...

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Why Latinos Should Care About Voting

*There is no silver Latino vote bullet. If the Latino vote is to increase (or even think of reaching its potential) a concerted effort of many people, in many groups, in many locations using many tactics, is...

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, 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...

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