Friday, April 19, 2019

Join New Latino Voices for a Latino Voter Protection Webcast

On Wednesday, September 5th, join New Latino Voices for a discussion on Latino voter protection rights and an opportunity to interact with speakers face-to-face to ask questions, provide commentary, and share your experience. As previously reported on La Plaza, reaching out to Latino voters is an important priority for groups this election season. With an […]

Latino vote efforts lag with young U.S. Hispanics, experts say

Latinos might have more incentive to vote due to the immigration climate this year, but presidential campaigns and the media are lagging with strategic messaging, several political analysts say. And that lag in engagement strategy centers on the Latino youth. Although the Latino youth vote is still up for grabs, with more than 50,000 U.S. […]

New PollTracker App Keeps Latino Voters Informed

A new PollTracker iPhone application developed by Dewey Digital and released by Talking Points Memo (TPM) will be a resource for politically-savvy individuals who want the latest polling data at their fingertips. Latino voters will be able to use the Polltracker data to break down polls for the presidential race, congressional contests, governorships, and state […]

Potential Latino Voters Could Create New Swing States

A new study by the Center for American Progress found there are 12.1 million unregistered, but potentially eligible, Latino adults in the United States. Experts agree that these numbers are crucial in shaping the results of the 2012 Presidential election and that consistently red states could become swing states or turn blue. “If just a […]

Mobile Media will be Key to Latino Vote in 2012

In the 2012 Presidential election, Latino voters are a crucial voter pool, and some experts believe mobile-phone campaigns will be the key to reaching this group. Part of the reason experts feel that mobile-phone campaigns will be useful in targeting this audience is that out of the 21 million eligible Latino voters, more than 30% […]

Maria Cardona: Wise Latina Mom & Political Operative

Hobnobbing at the White House is business as usual for Maria Cardona. She knows Bill and Hillary well. She served as a Senior Advisor to the ‘Hillary Clinton for President’ Campaign. She also helped spearhead Hillary’s Hispanic Outreach team, ensuring her message reached Latinos nationwide. When the Clinton campaign fell under, Barack Obama’s team called […]

Comentarios from Maria Cardona: “Latinos don’t have to pick one political identity”

Last week’s Republican debate brought some interesting surprises. As a Latina Democrat, the biggest one I saw was Newt Gingrich’s defense of a legalization program for undocumented immigrants who have roots in the community and pose no threat to society. Herman Cain has “joked” about an electrified fence on the border. Michele Bachmann can’t stop […]

Comentarios from Maria Cardona: “Why Rubio won’t help GOP get Latino vote”

Repeat after me, GOP: “Marco Rubio will not be our savior with Latinos in the 2012 election.” It has nothing to do with whether the U.S. senator from Florida lied about the year his parents came to the United States, though let’s pause on that for a moment anyway: It should be fully explored, as […]

Latino Battleground States Crucial for Electoral College Votes in 2012

The states of Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado and Florida went to President Barack Obama in 2008, and now with an added count of electoral votes as a result of reapportionment, these Latino battleground states stand to play a major role in whether the president will be re-elected in 2012, according to an analysis by Latino […]

Obama Meets with Hispanic Lawmakers to Discuss Outlook on Immigration

Congressional Hispanic Caucus members met with President Obama yesterday to discuss the prospects of immigration legislation in the future, which the parties present agreed are slim to nil in the next couple of years. “The reality is, we’re no longer on the House side in charge of the agenda,” said Rep. Charlie Gonzalez (D- Texas), […]