Saturday, January 18, 2020

Julián Castro endorses Warren for president

Former presidential candidate Julián Castro, who dropped out of the race last week, threw his support behind Sen. Elizabeth Warren today. Castro, who was Housing and Urban Development secretary under President Obama, made the announcement in a video. He said he and Warren “share a vision of America where everyone counts. An America where people — […]

As California prepares for next debate, the state still has millions of unregistered Latino voters

Millions of Latinos in California are still not registered to vote despite the state’s efforts to make voting easier. In the 2018 midterms, Californians experienced a surge in voter registrations, so that some 20.34 million are now registered, including 5.3 million Latinos, according to Political Data Inc. The latest report from California Secretary of State […]

Bernie Sanders polling well among Latinos, now he needs them to vote

“The only reason that I had any hope in launching a long-shot campaign for Congress,” Ocasio-Cortez told the massive crowd in East River in Queens, “is because Bernie Sanders proved that you can run a grassroots campaign and win in an America where we almost thought it was impossible.” As this coming year’s nominating contest swirls […]

Elizabeth Warren’s campaign trailing behind with Latino voters

The signs at Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s San Diego rally had a familiar look — bold capital letters on a trademark “liberty green” background — but with a twist. “Soñar en grande,” they blared, “Luchar con todo” — a Spanish translation of her campaign slogan “Dream Big, Fight Hard.” Her steady climb in presidential primary polls […]

Latino Nonprofits in Florida launch a statewide drive on National Voter Registration Day

One in three Florida residents who are eligible to vote is not registered to do so, according to the New Florida Majority, a nonprofit that helped launch a statewide drive to sign people up on Tuesday, National Voter Registration Day. Other organizations also held events to register voters in one of the country’s most crucial […]

Democrats roll out the Spanish at the debates in order to appeal to Latino voters

Some of the Democratic candidates touted their Spanish-speaking skills in the debates, impressing some Latinos but leaving others in a huff. The español rolled off the tongues of some candidates better than others but was clearly an attempt by candidates to reach out to the Latino electorate and a nod to the “Latinidad” of Miami, […]

Despite delayed ICE raids, immigration advocates remain alert

Immigration activist LuzHilda Muñoz spit out her anger when she learned Saturday that President Trump had just tweeted he was delaying planned immigration raids, a prospect that had sent fear through her community. “It’s just very infuriating to know he feels he has the right to f——- play with our lives,” said Muñoz, who runs […]

Analysis shows a major spike in Latino voter registrations

Latino voters are set to play a key role in the 2020 election and beyond, according to new analysis that shows a major spike in Latino voter registrations. A new analysis of demographic trends by progressive voter participation group Voto Latino found 295.1 percent growth in new registrations from Latino voters between 2014 and 2018. And 90 […]

Group praises Julián Castro’s plan to limit ‘immunity’ for police

Tucked into Julián Castro’s police overhaul plan is a proposal to pull back on a judicial doctrine that is regularly used to shield officers from civil lawsuits for brutality or misuse of deadly force. Castro has called for reforming and restricting the “qualified immunity” defense for law enforcement officers in the policing reform plan he released […]

Pelosi and other Democrats reject Trump’s immigration plan

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said yesterday that President Trump’s new immigration plan is “dead on arrival” and “not a remotely serious proposal.” Her criticisms come shortly after the president unveiled the plan to shift the country toward a “merit-based” system that would favor highly skilled workers over migrants with family members residing in the country. The California Democrat called for […]