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Latino Vote Will Be Critical in Close National Races, According to New Latino Decisions Poll

Despite recent polling that suggests the Latino vote may be inconsequential in determining the outcome of competitive midterm races, a new poll released by Latino Decisions found that the share of the Latino electorate is large enough to play a decisive outcome in at least 6 competitive senate races and 12 gubernatorial contests. Matt Barreto, co-founder of Latino Decisions rebuffed the notion that the Latino vote would not carry much weight during this election and noted that this is in fact a misconception about the actual clout of  eligible Latino voters. “We think even in states where … [Read More...]

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Guest Blogger: Patrick Oakford “Out of the shadows and out of poverty: Reducing poverty through immigration reform”

The Census Bureau recently released new data on poverty in the United States. While the coverage that followed provided an overview of the new numbers, and in the case of TalkPoverty examined policy choices that would dramatically reduce poverty, there is one important issue that received little attention: the potential for immigration reform to create a pathway out of poverty, by enabling undocumented immigrants to work legally and maximize their earnings. Today, there are an estimated 11.3 million undocumented immigrants living in the US. Under current immigration law, these individuals … [Read More...]

English-Spanish Signs Front Election Center In Texas

Latino Vote Will Be Critical in Close National Races, According to New Latino Decisions Poll

Despite recent polling that suggests the Latino vote may be inconsequential in determining the outcome of competitive midterm races, a new poll released by Latino Decisions found that the share of the Latino electorate is large enough to play a decisive outcome in at least 6 competitive senate races and 12 gubernatorial contests. Matt Barreto, co-founder of Latino Decisions rebuffed the notion that the Latino vote would not carry much weight during this election and noted that this is in fact a misconception about the actual clout of  eligible Latino voters. “We think even in states where … [Read More...]

English-Spanish Signs Front Election Center In Texas

Latino Vote Will Be Critical in Close National Races, According to New Latino Decisions Poll

Despite recent polling that suggests the Latino vote may be inconsequential in determining the outcome of competitive midterm races, a new poll released by Latino Decisions found that the share of the Latino electorate is large enough to play a decisive outcome in at least 6 competitive senate races and 12 gubernatorial contests. Matt Barreto, co-founder of Latino Decisions rebuffed the notion that the Latino vote would not carry much weight during this election and noted that this is in fact a misconception about the actual clout of  eligible Latino voters. “We think even in states where … [Read More...]

English-Spanish Signs Front Election Center In Texas

Latino Vote Will Be Critical in Close National Races, According to New Latino Decisions Poll

Despite recent polling that suggests the Latino vote may be inconsequential in determining the outcome of competitive midterm races, a new poll released by Latino Decisions found that the share of the Latino electorate is large enough to play a decisive outcome in at least 6 competitive senate races and 12 gubernatorial contests. Matt Barreto, co-founder of Latino Decisions rebuffed the notion that the Latino vote would not carry much weight during this election and noted that this is in fact a misconception about the actual clout of  eligible Latino voters. “We think even in states where … [Read More...]

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Guest Blogger: Alfredo Estrada “Here We Go Again”

We've seen this movie before. Many of us at LATINO Magazine worked at HISPANIC, launched in 1988 during the so-called "Decade of the Hispanic." It certainly wasn't, and no one would make the same claim of the naughty '90s and double-barreled '00s. But here we go again... Latinos (not Hispanics!) were the decisive factor in the last election, voting 71%  for President Obama and handing him victory in swing states like Florida, Colorado and Nevada. Even an adversary as staunch as Fox News CEO Roger Ailes declared that "the contributions made by Latinos are extraordinary." It appeared that we … [Read More...]

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English-Spanish Signs Front Election Center In Texas

Latino Vote Will Be Critical in Close National Races, According to New Latino Decisions Poll

Despite recent polling that suggests the Latino vote may be inconsequential in determining the … [Read More...]

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Comentarios from Maria: Tight Elections Require Latino Participation

The November midterm elections are less than three weeks away, and the battle to control the Senate … [Read More...]

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Latino Leaders and Activists Urge President Obama to Nominate Labor Sec. Tom Perez for Attorney General

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus and the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda are among the many … [Read More...]

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Guest Blogger: Patrick Oakford “Out of the shadows and out of poverty: Reducing poverty through immigration reform”

The Census Bureau recently released new data on poverty in the United States. While the coverage … [Read More...]

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Guest Blogger: Sec. of Labor Tom Perez “Hispanic Heritage Month: Expanding Opportunity for All”

As Hispanic Heritage Month begins, I think about my immigrant parents – their pride in their … [Read More...]

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Guest Blogger: Kristian Ramos “DREAM Activists, Mobile Tech Key to AZ Primary Win”

It has already been a wild primary election season with several big upsets rocking the political … [Read More...]

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Comentarios from Maria: Tight Elections Require Latino Participation

The November midterm elections are less than three weeks away, and the battle to control the Senate has never been tighter. What has become quite clear to me after analyzing the latest polls released by the pollster, Latino Decisions, is that Latinos will have a fundamental role in determining the … [Read More...]

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Sobremesa – Sen. Leticia Van de Putte on tacos, politics, cultura and the state of Latinos

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco If you want to get to the truth of matters in the Latino community have a conversation over a meal, the traditional sobremesa that follows a feast. It’s where our gente relaxes and speaks frankly. We invited Texas State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte for a wide ranging … [Read More...]

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Guest Blogger: Jose Aristimuno “In State of the Union, Obama is Cautious on Immigration Reform”

This week, President Obama urged Congress in his State of the Union address to fix our broken immigration system once and for all. And although the President made the call that Congress needed to act, many have been quick to criticize him for only dedicating a short portion of the speech to talk … [Read More...]

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Latinos Redefining the American Dream

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco There’s no question that the American Dream isn’t what it used to be – if it ever was what we were told. What’s held true throughout the history of the U. S. is that the elusive dream has been defined by our nation’s newcomers. The American Dream is by default an … [Read More...]

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