Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Trumpeting Progress, Obama Urges Return to Civility

Emboldened by the successes of the past seven years, the President took a somewhat nontraditional victory lap in last night’s State of the Union address, the last of his term. Obama employed less of the soaring rhetoric that he is known for and delivered his report card on his administration as well as his vision […]

Media “Bias” And The GOP Economic Debate

The third Republican presidential debate live from Boulder, Colorado and moderated by CNBC was a mess. The GOP contenders repeatedly criticized questions they did not agree with or could not answer as liberal and biased, and to be fair, some of them were, but not to the extent that some on the debate stage, most […]

Contreras Enters MO Treasurer Race, Would Be First Elected Latino State-Wide

Former State Department diplomat Pat Contreras is seeking to make history in Missouri as the only state-wide elected Latino in that state’s history  in his campaign for Missouri State Treasurer in 2016. Contreras, who prior to his career in the State Department under but the Obama and George W. Bush Administrations, worked as an economist […]

Democrats Take Aim at Trump, GOP Field; Clinton Offers Economic Agenda

  In two major speeches this week, one at the annual conference of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the nation’s largest Hispanic advocacy group, and the other at The New College in New York City, Hillary Clinton laid out her clearest vision yet on her economic agenda for 2016 and took aim at […]

It’s The Economy…

With the 2016 presidential race now underway it’s not immigration that is chiefly on the minds of the nation’s estimated 11 million Latino voters nation-wide, but the economy. A new report by the Pew Research Center shows that Latinos are more focused on matters like raising wages, income inequity and education. Describing the report’s findings, Mark […]

Comentarios From Maria: Why voters won’t fall for Rubio

Marco Rubio has officially waded into the waters of the 2016 Republican nomination for the presidency. The senator has the gift of oratory and a compelling family story that he tells so well. He seems to embody the quintessential American Dream and it is clear he hopes his story will speak to many Americans, who […]

GOP’s Misguided Understanding of Latino Voters

Jeb Bush believes that in order to win over Latinos in the coming 2016 election Republicans should embrace higher levels of immigration and in turn, Latinos will move over to the GOP camp. In exchange for supporting higher levels of immigration, Bush and other Republicans in the 2016 GOP presidential field reason that Latinos will […]

Financial Happiness Eludes Latino Millennials according to Financial Education Millennial Survey

TD Bank conducted a Financial Education Millennial Survey that found an overwhelming number of Latinos are capable of managing their finances but financial happiness or satisfaction eludes them in the face of significant and often unpredictable financial stressors. The survey, which polled participants on their banking behaviors and preferences, found that sixty percent Latino millennials […]

Comentarios From Maria: To Reach Latinos, GOP Must Alter Its Message, Tone

There is no doubt that the Latino electorate is becoming increasingly important in presidential elections and will become even more so in the future. Today, one in six Americans are of Latino descent. By 2050, that number will be one in three. It is no wonder the Republican National Committee sounded the alarm following the […]

Business Leaders Highlight Economic Contributions of Immigrants

            The U.S. Chamber of Commerce  in conjunction with the Partnership for a New American Economy, Business Roundtable and other leaders from the agricultural and manufacturing industry gathered on Wednesday to launch a ‘National Day of Action’ for immigration reform. During the roundtable discussion, leaders from diverse sectors underscored the fiscal […]