Sunday, April 21, 2019

Immigrant Who Took Sanctuary at a Church for 86 Days Granted Stay of Removal

After 86 days of living and taking sanctuary in a Colorado church, Jeanette Vizguerra was finally granted a stay of removal on Thursday of last week. Vizguerra left the church Friday with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) granted stay, allowing her to remain in the country until March 15, 2019. “This is a […]

Latinos Will Play A Key Role On Super Tuesday

Tomorrow is Super Tuesday and for some candidates it’s do or die, with over a quarter of pledged delegates up for grabs. Even with the large electoral bulk of March 1st, tomorrow will give us a strong indication about who Latinos political preference lies. Most of our attention will be placed on Latinos in Texas, […]

LCLAA Seeks To Boost Latino Influence In 2016

Seeking to capitalize on the growing clout of the Latino vote, organizations such as the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) are organizing a registration and education initiative aimed at harnessing those new voters for the 2016 elections next November. Hector Sánchez, executive director of LCLAA, said in a statement “the Latino community is […]

Comentarios from Maria: Tight Elections Require Latino Participation

The November midterm elections are less than three weeks away, and the battle to control the Senate has never been tighter. What has become quite clear to me after analyzing the latest polls released by the pollster, Latino Decisions, is that Latinos will have a fundamental role in determining the outcome of the most competitive […]

Guest Blogger: Dr. Paty Romero-Lankao “Recent Clean Water Protection rule great news for Colorado”

Every summer my family and I head out to take in the great outdoors.  We put our troubles aside and enjoy life in Colorado. So one of the last things I want to worry about is whether our local stream is clean enough for my kids to play in or fish from. We all have […]

Undocumented College Students to Pay Lower In-State Tuition in Colorado

Colorado passed a bill on Friday allowing undocumented college students to pay less for in-state tuition at public universities. The state’s House of Representatives passed the measure, which is said to benefit around 500 students by its first year. “The governor and I support this bill because we want Colorado to have a strong economy,” […]

Latino Voters Continue Supporting Protection of the Environment

In Western states like Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Arizona, protecting the environment is an issue that Latino voters continue to care about and expect politicians to take positive action. According to polling from Latino Decisions and Nuestro Rio, over 70% of Latino voters in these four western states found that government involvement in protecting […]

Latino GOTV Efforts Prove Vital in Combatting Voter Suppression

With less than a week until the presidential election, and allegations of voter suppression at an all-time high in swing states such as Colorado, Nevada, and Florida, Latino organizations have launched PSAs phone banking efforts, and canvassing efforts aimed at targeting Latinos. Organizations like the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada have highlighted that voter suppression efforts […]

Obama Appoints Latina to Top Political Post in Re-election Campaign

President Barack Obama’s re-election team has selected Katherine Archuleta to be his national political director, marking the first time a Latina holds such a position in a major presidential campaign. Archuleta will be leaving her current role as chief of staff to U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis to conduct outreach to elected officials and groups […]

National Latino Redistricting Roundup

We at News Taco have been doing our best to keep you informed of redistricting battles affecting Latino population areas (really redistricting affects all Latinos everywhere, but that’s a pretty tall order…) So we thought today would be a good day to do a little roundup of these redistricting battles across the country. Pennsylvania: Philadelphia’s Latino […]