Friday, April 16, 2021

Historic Latino Support for President Obama Secures Second Term

Claiming the highest Latino support that any presidential candidate in U.S. history has enjoyed, President Barack Obama was re-elected last night with a decisive 303 electoral votes and 50.3% of the popular vote. According to Latino Decisions exit polls, 75% of Latinos voted for President Obama, surpassing the 67% support he enjoyed in the 2008 […]

Election 2012: What’s At Stake For Latino Voters

On Election Day, there are two distinct paths that are at stake for Latino voters: One being the president’s policies as he heads into the second term and the other would rest on the chance that Mitt Romney would fare better in a divided Congress. President Barack Obama’s campaign is reiterating that the growth of the Latino […]

Absence of Latinos in Political Leadership Leaves Latinos in Hardship in Hurricane Sandy Aftermath

Many in the New York and New Jersey region are still recovering from Hurricane Sandy destruction, and Latinos are among those hardest hit. An absence of Latinos in key political leadership positions seems to be leading many in the community to rebuilding at a slower rate. About 29% of New York City’s population is made […]

Presidential Election gets Little Funding from Latinos

Even though Latinos have been an important target audience for the Presidential Election and could very well be the deciding factor, the Associated Press finds that Latinos have contributed less than 4% to the campaigns. As previously reported on La Plaza, candidates seem to still be struggling to reach out to Spanish speaking voters. Of […]

Maryland Votes on DREAM Act

Depending on the outcome of tomorrow’s elections, Maryland could be the first state to pass a proposal similar to the DREAM Act by popular vote that would allow undocumented immigrant students to pay in-state college tuition instead of out-of-state tuition. “We have a constitutional obligation to provide a public education for every child in our […]

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 […]

Guest Blogger: Drew Brown “Budget Control”

As the countdown to the Presidential Election continues, there is plenty of finger-pointing, political ad content and rhetoric to sift through. One of the biggest areas of debate among the candidates across the board relates to the United States budget, our deficit and growing debt. With so much information out there, how do you know […]

Comprehensive Immigration Reform First-Year Priority for Obama if Re-Elected

In an interview with the Des Moines Register, President Obama says that if he is re-elected as president for a second term, it would be from the support of his strong lead among Latino voters, and commits to work on reaching an agreement with lawmakers for comprehensive immigration reform during the first year of his […]

Comentarios from Maria: “Romney’s Empty ‘Binders Full of Women'”

Mitt Romney showed up Tuesday night talking about “binders full of women” being brought to him when he was governor. Sounds kind of kinky and certainly not something you want to be touting. The phrase was part of Romney’s answer to a question from an audience member at the second presidential debate about how he would “rectify […]

Supreme Court Rejects Voter Suppression Efforts in Ohio

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court rejected an appeal that would have overturned a lower court decision upholding early voting in Ohio three days before an election, effectively protecting Ohio voters’ right to vote early in this upcoming election. “We are pleased that the US Supreme Court declined to overturn federal court rulings that every Ohioan […]