Monday, October 14, 2019

Regina Romero likely to become the first Latina and the first woman to serve as Tucson’s mayor

Regina Romero, a councilwoman in Tucson, Arizona, beat back two Democratic challengers to become the party’s mayoral candidate and be in position to potentially become the first Latina and the first woman to serve as the city’s mayor. Romero, 44, who was also the first Latina elected to the city council, will face an independent […]

What A Night For Hillary

Hillary Clinton won four of the five Democratic primaries last night and all but secured the Democratic nomination. Yesterday was the last big day of multiple contests before Democrats conclude their primary voting in June and it was a big night for Clinton. She won Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut and Delaware, and Sanders won in Rhode […]

Second-Generation Latinos Seemingly More Democratic Than Parents

A new study from the Pew Research Center reports that second-generation Latinos lean more democratic than their parents by almost 10%, 71% to 63%. “What’s striking over the past several decades is that the two groups at the heart of the modern immigration wave — Hispanics and Asian-Americans — have both been trending Democratic over […]

Latino Leaders Unite To Pressure President Obama on Immigration Reform

Several representatives from major national Latino organizations have united to announce the start of a civic engagement campaign to pressure President Obama and Congress to pass immigration reform early next year. The Latino leaders, from organizations like the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), and the National […]

Women Absent as Republican Leaders of the House in Incoming Congress

Following a day of closed meetings, the House Republican Steering Committee elected a committee of chairs consisting of all male lawmakers for the incoming 113th Congress. On Tuesday, House Speaker John Boehner announced the 19 House GOP committee chairs. Of the 19 members, none were women or minorities. However, Politico explains that there is the […]

Latinos Believe Having More ‘Green’ Jobs Will Help the Economy

In a recent poll commissioned by the California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, two-thirds of Latinos voters identify as conservationists and overwhelmingly believe they can protect the environment and create jobs at the same time. Susana De Anda, co-director and co-founder of the Community Water Center says she agrees that “Latinos value the environment,” […]