Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Study: Election Officials Prejudiced Against Latinos

By Huffington Post Latino Voices Local election officials are less likely to give basic information about voting requirements to Latinos, according to a study released this month. Political science graduate students Julie Faller, Noah Nathan, and Ariel White at Harvard University sent thousands of emails to local officials from fictitious people asking for information about voting

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

The LA mayoral race is a case study on the Latino vote

By Timothy Spangler, The Guardian Mayoral elections in Los Angeles are typically quite parochial affairs, and this year’s outing is something of an exception. As Angelenos go to the polls today under hazy May skies, everything from jobs to...

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

From history to Hollywood, Los Angeles mayoral race offers it all

By Michael Martinez, CNN Los Angeles (CNN) — Voters in the nation’s second-largest city will elect a new mayor Tuesday in a race that will make history and offer a possible indicator on public sentiment toward unions representing municipal...

Monday, May 20th, 2013

Arthur Brooks: The GOP’s Hispanic Opening

By Arthur C. Brooks, Wall Street Journal Half the Hispanics eligible to vote don’t. They are the ones most likely to call themselves ‘political conservatives.’ Before Washington was rocked in recent days by an assortment of brewing...

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Texas Can be Blue – But it’s Up to Latinos, Says Democratic Group

By Sandra Lilley, NBCLatino A group of Texas Democrats say the state could turn blue sooner than many think, since the voters are already there, and they are mostly Latinos – the issue is no one is paying...

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Census Data Highlight Dramatic Shift in Racial Diversity of Electorate

By Matt Barreto And Sylvia Manzano, Latino Decisions New data from the November 2012 U.S. Census Current Population Survey (CPS) reveals a major shift in the U.S. voting population, with the number of White, non-Hispanic voters declining by more than...

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

The Latino Vote: Good News & Work To Do

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco At first glance, yeah, Latino voters are “punching below their weight,” as a Pew press release succinctly put it. The Latino voter turn-out rate in the past presidential election was a paltry 48%...

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Six Take-Aways from the Census Bureau’s Voting Report

PRESS RELEASE The report from the Census Bureau on the diversifying American electorate in 2012 confirms an historic turnout milestone first noted last December by the Pew Research Center, but undercuts a number of other widely-reported demographic analyses of last...

Monday, May 6th, 2013

L.A. Mayoral Candidates Court Latino Voters

By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times The two candidates vying to be mayor of Los Angeles courted Latino voters Saturday, promising to do more to help those who are seeking citizenship and to make greater efforts to...

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Florida Republicans Target Foreign Language Voting

By Marc Caputo, Miami Herald Desiline Victor, the 102-year-old North Miami voter who became a symbol of Florida’s elections woes, could again find it tough to cast a ballot now that the state Senate voted Tuesday to...

Friday, March 29th, 2013

New Voter Suppression Efforts Prove the VRA Is Still Needed

By Ari Berman, The Nation In 2011 and 2012, 180 new voting restrictions were introduced in forty-one states. Ultimately, twenty-five laws and two executive actions were passed in nineteen states following the 2010 election to make it harder to vote....

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Supreme Court to Hear Case on Arizona Immigration Law

By Jacques Billeaud and Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press/TIME The Supreme Court will consider the validity of an Arizona law that tries to keep illegal immigrants from voting by demanding all state residents show documents proving their U.S. citizenship before registering to...

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Supreme Court Hears Proof Of Citizenship Voting Case

By Sahil Kapur, Talking Points Memo Voting rights advocates are sounding the warning sirens as the Supreme Court hears oral arguments Monday on a low-profile but important case on whether states may require people to submit proof of...

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Could Report Put Thomas Perez’s Nomination in Jeopardy?

By Fox News Latino President Obama’s rumored choice for labor secretary could face difficulty in the confirmation process now that a new inspector general’s report says Thomas Perez gave incomplete information to the U.S. Commission on Civil...

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