Thursday, December 13, 2018

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez makes history becoming the youngest woman elected to Congress

Progressive Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won her race for a U.S. House seat in New York’s 14th District last night, becoming the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. “This is what is possible when everyday people come together in the collective realization that all our actions … are powerful, worthwhile and capable of lasting change,” Ocasio-Cortez […]

For O’Rourke Texas senate race relying on Latino Vote

The Texas Senate race wasn’t supposed to be competitive this year, but thanks to an imaginative campaign, Beto O’Rourke has energized Democrats, drawing huge crowds and raised tens of millions of dollars to defeat Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. While polls show a single-digit race, O’Rourke will need a transformed electorate in order to win in […]

Latino candidate won Democratic nomination for Governor in Arizona

David Garcia, an Army veteran and education expert, won the Democratic nomination yesterday to challenge Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, giving him a chance to become the state’s first Latino chief executive in more than 40 years. Garcia’s main competition in his party’s primary was Steve Farley, a state legislator. But operatives in both parties had […]

Lupe Valdez makes history in Texas

Former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez won the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in Texas on Tuesday, kicking off a tough race against Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in November’s general election. Valdez’s victory was somewhat expected, after she ran well ahead of Democratic opponent Andrew White in the nine-candidate primary in March. Her victory also broke historic barriers […]

Comentarios from Maria: Together We Can Change The World But We Must Fight For Our Rights

Last week’s election week was dedicated to women, who compose more than 53 percent of the voting population. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, after having a great night last Tuesday and accumulating more than 284 delegates, and is now considered the winner of the Democratic primary Last week Hillary won the states of Connecticut, […]

Clinton Nabs Huge Latino Endorsement in Julian Castro

Hillary Clinton, the Democratic front-runner for the 2016 presidential nomination, fresh off her decisive victory in this week’s democratic debate in Las Vegas, made a big campaign stop in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday to receive the crucial endorsement of one of the nation’s most prominent and future leaders in the party, Housing and Urban […]

Guest Blogger: Jose Aristimuno “In State of the Union, Obama is Cautious on Immigration Reform”

This week, President Obama urged Congress in his State of the Union address to fix our broken immigration system once and for all. And although the President made the call that Congress needed to act, many have been quick to criticize him for only dedicating a short portion of the speech to talk about immigration […]

Guest Blogger: Jose Aristimuno “In 2014, Immigration Reform Must Be A Priority”

For the past year, people from across the country have come to see firsthand how dysfunctional Washington can come to be: Republicans forcing a government shutdown, failure to expand unemployment benefits for millions of Americans, and the their obsession with repealing Obamacare. But despite all of the partisanship that consumes Washington on a daily basis, […]

Comentarios from Maria: “Boehner’s choice: Tea party or America?”

Speaking to the nation after Congress reached a deal to reopen the government and temporarily raise the debt ceiling, President Barack Obama said we are “Americans first” and need to put partisan interests aside to get things done. But can we? The recent shenanigans do not bode well for the future. The resolution of the […]

Federal Government Shutdown: Its Impact on Latinos

It is the fourth day of the federal shutdown and there is still no clear path forward, but what does remain evident is the large number of Latinos that will be affected by the shutdown nationwide—if they’re not being affected already. As of Tuesday, not only were immigration cases put on hold for as long […]