Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Announces Her Retirement from Congress

After more than three decades in elected office, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen has announced she will be retiring from Congress at the end of her term next year. Her retirement potentially paves the way for Democrats to take her congressional seat in the 2018 elections. “It’s been such a delight and a high honor to serve […]

Young Latino Arab Announces His Congressional Bid

Ammar Campa-Najjar, 28, announced his 2018 congressional bid on Thursday, setting his sights on unseating a long-term Republican representative in California’s District 50. Campa-Najjar is the fifth Democrat to throw his hat in the ring, and hopes to use his experience as a community organizer during Former President Barack Obama’s second presidential campaign will give […]

Latino Victory Project Heads to State Capitols

Latino Victory Project (LVP), an organization that helped elect seven Latinos to Congress last year is now looking to take that momentum to several state capitals. On Thursday, Latino Victory Project formally launched its first state PAC in Georgia, with Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) – the first Hispanic U.S. Senator—appearing alongside Rep. Brenda Lopez […]

Unprecedented Number of Latinos Running in California US House Race

Xavier Becerra inherited his congressional seat from a barrier-breaking Latino, Edward Roybal, and now, in the special election being held to replace him, a record number of Latinos are vying to take his place in Congress. With Latinos representing sixty-seven percent of District 34, the race has no fewer than 15 Latinos, including 8 Latinas. […]

Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham Announces The She’s Running For Governor Of New Mexico

New Mexico Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, a Democrat, said Tuesday in an online video that she is running for governor of her state. In her announcement, Grisham was critical of current Gov. Susana Martinez, a Republican who is serving a second term and cannot seek re-election in 2018. “For the last six years, with a […]

Comentarios from Maria: Uniting the country must come through actions

“The President of the Divided States of America” … that is how TIME magazine described president-elect Donald Trump after being named Person of the Year. The prestige of carrying the “Person of the Year” title has always been questionable since it is customary to give the cover of the magazine to the person who has […]

Rep. Linda Sanchez Makes History

Congresswoman Linda Sanchez, who heads the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, won a close vote Wednesday to be the first woman of color elected to a leadership position in a caucus in the U.S. Congress. A California Democrat, Sanchez was elected vice chair of the House Democratic Caucus, ensuring Latinos maintain a spot in the leadership of […]

Latinos Aren’t Happy About Trump’s Pick For Attorney General

Latino leaders and groups denounced the choice of Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions for attorney general, announced by President-elect Donald Trump on Friday. Thomas Saenz, president of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, MALDEF, called the pick “very disturbing and concerning.” “If you have nostalgia for the days when blacks kept quiet, gays […]

Latinos’ Presence Increases With Elections

Voters increased Hispanic representation in several state legislatures from 307 seats to 321 this past election, according to an analysis by the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials. The number of Latino Democrats holding seats in the lower chamber of state legislatures is quadruple those held by Latino Republicans. Hispanic Democrats had a […]

Hillary Clinton Won the Majority Latino Vote

Hillary Clinton won 65% of Latino voters on Tuesday, according to National Election Pool exit poll data, a level of Democratic support similar to 2008, when 67% of Hispanics backed Barack Obama. However, Clinton’s share of the Latino vote was lower than in 2012, when 71% of Latinos voted to reelect Obama. While Clinton underperformed among Latinos compared […]