Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Numbers suggest higher than expected Latino turnout in the midterms

Early numbers suggest higher-than-expected turnout among Latino voters in the 2018 midterm elections, spurred in large part by massive grassroots campaigns led by Latino civil rights organizations that were two years in the making. The final numbers for 2018 have yet to be tallied, but experts are pointing to figures from several areas with high […]

Latinos and other minority voters helped Democrats win back the house

Latinos and other minorities voted heavily for Democratic candidates, helping to drive the party’s capture of the U.S. House in this year’s midterm elections. “The net wave of the Democratic pickup is due entirely to strong support from minority communities who voted Democrat,” Latino Decision pollster Matt Barreto said in a conference call discussing the […]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez makes history becoming the youngest woman elected to Congress

Progressive Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won her race for a U.S. House seat in New York’s 14th District last night, becoming the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. “This is what is possible when everyday people come together in the collective realization that all our actions … are powerful, worthwhile and capable of lasting change,” Ocasio-Cortez […]

According to new poll Latino enthusiasm over midterms spikes

  Voter enthusiasm among Latinos has spiked, which could be bad news for Republicans in the upcoming election, according to a poll released yesterday. Thirty-six percent of Latino voters surveyed in the Reuters/Ipsos poll said that they were “certain to vote,” jumping nine points from 27 percent in the 2014 midterms, when Latino voter turnout hit record lows […]

Three Latinos set to make history if they become governors of their states

Three Latinos are in the final stretch of campaigns to make history by becoming governors of their states, with one leading in the polls. In New Mexico, Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham is favored in the polls against House colleague Republican Rep. Steve Pearce. If she does, she would be the first Latina Democratic governor in […]

Head of NALEO expects 7.8 million Latinos to vote in midterms

The head of a national Latino organization said yesterday that 7.8 million Latinos are expected to vote in this year’s elections, a 15 percent increase over 2014, but lower than in 2016. Arturo Vargas, executive director of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), delivered the numbers in a Washington news conference and […]

Comentarios from Maria: Es hora de proteger a los perros, vote ‘Sí’ en la Enmienda 13

Se dice que el perro es el mejor amigo del hombre. Si es verdad, entonces la pregunta es, por qué existen industrias tan insensibles e inhumanas, que someten a nuestros mejores amigos a semejante crueldad como lo son las carreras de galgos. Estas carreras no son más que una horrible e indecente forma de diversión […]

Guest Blogger: Enrique Davis-Mazlum “Can mid-term elections reshape U.S. political system?”

The upcoming mid-term elections which will take place on November 6th, 2018, are key to shaping the United States’ political system. For many, a conservative Senate majority is a threat to women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, health care, student loans, immigration reform, the status of DACA students, gun control among other issues and that is why […]

Voto Latino rolls out campaign to register 1 million Latino voters

Saying that Latinos are in President Donald Trump’s “cross hairs,” Voto Latino, the group committed to engaging and empowering Latinos in politics, is preparing to roll out a campaign to register 1 million voters by 2020. “I gently remind people that once Latinos register, their chance of coming out to vote is 80 percent,” María […]

Despite crowded fields, record number of Latinos run for primaries

An unprecedented number of Latinos are running for office in the 2018 primaries, but crowded fields have toughened the challenge of getting elected for some candidates of color and women. Primary season kicks off with the Texas primary today and this year, Democrats stand their best chance in years for flipping the U.S. House majority. […]