Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Latino Republican congressman calls on Trump to keep his kids out of White House

*Well, there’s a good idea. VL By Abby Livingston, The Texas Tribune (3 minute read)   WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Bill Flores, a Bryan Republican, called on President Trump to eject his children from the White House in light of continuing revelations over their activities in the 2016 presidential campaign. “I’m going out on a limb

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Trump voting panel tells states to hold off sending data while court weighs privacy impact

*Remember Trump’s Voter Integrity Commission? It got hit with a load of lawsuits, so now the whole thing is on hold. VL By Spencer S. Hsu, The Washington Post (5 minute read)   President Trump’s voting commission on...

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Election Experts See Flaws in Trump Voter Commission’s Plan to Smoke Out Fraud

*While you’re busy watching Trump’s Tweets, he’s re-framing the voter fraud debate and Latino voters could be his scapegoats. VL By Jessica Huseman, Pro Publica (5 minute read)  Vice President Mike Pence’s office has confirmed the White...

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Ted Cruz gets an earful in McAllen for July 4

*I’m posting this because it was mostly Latinos, organizing, protesting, making their voices heard. Everyone needs to know that Latinos in deep South Texas are standing up. VL By Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune (4.5 minute read)...

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

I’m the first House Democrat elected since Trump. Here’s what my party should do.

*The first Democrat elected to congress after Trump is Latino, He says the first order of business should be getting past the midterms. Then, communicate. VL By Jimmy Gomez, Washington Post  (4.5 minute read)   I’m Latino,...

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Latinos Need a Voice, Where Is It?

*We’ve had this conversation for years. Do we need a national Latino leader? This piece makes the case that a leader is what Latinos need in the Trumpian era. Are we ready to have this conversation again?...

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Trump Administration Quietly Rolls Back Civil Rights Efforts Across Federal Government

*While we’ve all been gawking at the Russia fiasco, Trump has been dismantling civil rights. We need to pay attention to this, because mainstream media is obsessed with the Russia thing. VL By  Jessica Huseman and Annie...

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Lessons on Hispanic turnout from California special election

*This is hopeful and frustrating at the same time. There’s hope in the fact that lessons were learned after the California special election. Frustration in the fact that we’re still learning lessons and Latino voter turnout is...

Friday, June 9th, 2017

After conceding congressional race to Jimmy Gomez, Robert Lee Ahn’s campaign says he could still win

*Re-cork the champagne, put back the confetti? California 34th challenger Robert Lee Ahn says the count isn’t over. There are more than 10,000 mail in ballots to be counted. VL By Christine Mai-Duc, The Los Angeles Times (3.5...

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Jimmy Gomez wins Los Angeles congressional election to replace Xavier Becerra

*California’s 34th congressional district, which has been represented by a Latino for decades, will continue to be so after, Jimmy Gomez won yesterday’s runoff election. VL By Christine Mai-Duc, The Los Angeles Times (7 minute read)   ...

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Latino, Asian-American Square Off in California’s U.S. House Race

*This is today’s big Latino political story. Polls close in Los Angeles at 8pm Pacific Daylight Time. This is going to be a classic voter mobilization race – whoever gets their voters to the polls today wins....

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Julián Castro addresses potential presidential run in 2020

*Castro for President in 2020? He didn’t say no. VL By Kelsey Bradshaw, mySA (1.5 minute read)   San Antonio native and former Mayor Julián Castro continued to fuel the 2020 presidential rumor mill in a recent interview....

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

California House race is a test of Latino, Korean influence

*This will be very interesting to watch. This is the race to fill the seat left vacant when Xavier Becerra left congress to become California’s Attorney General. The vote is divided among ethnic lines, Latino and Asian,...

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Trump’s Border Wall: A ‘Progress’ Report

* By Jane C. Timm, NBC News (7.5 minute read)   More than four months into his term, how close is President Donald Trump to making good on his signature promise to build a wall between the...

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