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, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and the District of Columbia. There are10,659,000 eligible Latino

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...

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...

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Latino voters heard nothing new in last night’s presidential debate

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (2.5 minute read) This is the picture everybody will be talking about today. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump side-by-side in the first presidential debate of 2016. Most of the post-debate commentary held to...

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...

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,...

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