Tuesday, July 17, 2018

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. […]

Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-Calif) is Expanding the Latino Presence within the Democratic Party as He Continues to Exceed Fundraising Expectations for Candidates

In 2016, six additional Latinos joined the U.S. House, and the U.S. Senate welcomed its first Latina elected to the U.S. Senate. All were backed by the Hispanic Caucus’ political action committee – BOLD PAC.

Rep. Gutierrez (D-Ill.) Eyes 2020 President Run

Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.), announced Tuesday that he will not seek reelection to Congress, and confirmed that he will be pursuing another move: testing the presidential waters.

Latino Political Power, an FBI Concern Unveiled

Historians are saying that a memo included in recently released John F. Kennedy documents by the National Archives shows that the FBI was concerned about the growing political power of Latinos.

Digging His Own Grave, Trump’s Relationship with Latino Voters

Trump’s hostile rhetoric and actions toward Latinos, Republican strategists say, could not only undercut candidates in competitive 2018 races and make the White House harder to retain in 2020 but also further tarnish a GOP brand that party leaders have struggled for years to sell to skeptical Latino voters.

DACA Just the Latest Blow for Latino Voters

Almost a year ago, the long lines of early voters outside Cardenas market became a lasting image for the 2016 presidential cycle in Nevada, ultimately helping to deliver the state to Hillary Clinton. Today the shoppers at the mall are more hesitant when it comes to politics, feeling targeted by Trump’s latest decisions to eliminate […]

Five Things to Know About Joe Arpaio

Trump has a history of taking Arpaio’s side, and they have a history of holding similar political positions. Both men have taken a hard stance on immigration, encouraging the Republican Party to follow suit, and both among the nation’s top proponents of “birtherism,” the claim that President Obama was born oversees and not a U.S. […]

Latino Republicans Concerned with Trump’s Immigration Plan

On Wednesday, the White House announced its support for a new immigration overhaul proposal that will reduce legal immigration over the next 10 years by half through massive restrictions on who enters the country. Latino Republicans are expressing concerns over the perils of Trump’s hardline position, claiming it will have repercussions for not only him […]

Hispanic Turnout Lessons from the California Special Election

Last week, Jimmy Gomez was elected to replace Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.), who became California’s attorney general in January. The recent special election to fill California’s empty House seat presented tough lessons about turning out Latino voters, a historically difficult task. “There were a lot of important lessons learned here for the work we’re going […]