Monday, December 17, 2018

According to new poll Latino enthusiasm over midterms spikes

  Voter enthusiasm among Latinos has spiked, which could be bad news for Republicans in the upcoming election, according to a poll released yesterday. Thirty-six percent of Latino voters surveyed in the Reuters/Ipsos poll said that they were “certain to vote,” jumping nine points from 27 percent in the 2014 midterms, when Latino voter turnout hit record lows […]

The Growing political power of the Latino community

A few key statistics make it clear: The political power of the Latino electorate is big, and it’s only going to get bigger. In the 1996 presidential election, 4.7 percent of voters were Latino, in 2016, 9.2 percent. Latinos are the nation’s youngest ethnic group with a median age of 27 years, more than a […]

Voto Latino rolls out campaign to register 1 million Latino voters

Saying that Latinos are in President Donald Trump’s “cross hairs,” Voto Latino, the group committed to engaging and empowering Latinos in politics, is preparing to roll out a campaign to register 1 million voters by 2020. “I gently remind people that once Latinos register, their chance of coming out to vote is 80 percent,” María […]

Hispanic Turnout Lessons from the California Special Election

Last week, Jimmy Gomez was elected to replace Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.), who became California’s attorney general in January. The recent special election to fill California’s empty House seat presented tough lessons about turning out Latino voters, a historically difficult task. “There were a lot of important lessons learned here for the work we’re going […]

Venezuelan Opposition Takes Control of National Assembly

The historic win by Venezuela’s opposition coalition in Sunday’s legislative elections in which they captured 112 seats in the 167 seat National Assembly over the ruling United Socialist Party of President Nicholas Maduro has politicians in the United States on both sides of the aisle praising the Venezuelan people for “bringing their country back from […]

Comentarios from Maria: Democrats will tell voters why America IS great in their first debate

Tonight, American voters will get to see all the Democratic candidates on stage together for the first time at the first of six official Democratic debates. Will the encounter garner more than 24 million viewers as have the past two Republican debates?  Hard to say, as it doesn’t promise a train-wreck and circus-like atmosphere. But I do […]

Philadelphia may elect its first Latino mayor in coming weeks

Come May 19, Philadelphia may soon elect its first Latino mayor. Nelson Diaz, a former common pleas court judge, hopes to earn that title, thereby making the 67-year-old Puerto Rican the leader of the fifth largest city in the United States. Already, he has received support from prominent members of the Latino community. “It’s important […]

EFE: DNC Creates Special Election Task Force with Latino Members

Washington, DC (EFEUSA) – Yesterday, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) announced the members of the DNC’s Democratic Victory Task Force, including political strategist and communications expert, Maria Cardona and Colorado Democratic Party Chair, Rick Palacio. “We are proud to announce the members of the Democratic Victory Task Force, and are eager to work with them to […]

Latinovations Founder Maria Cardona Appointed to DNC’s Democratic Victory Task Force

Today, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (NY), Chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), appointed Latinovations founder, Maria Cardona, to the Democratic Victory Task Force. Cardona will join members of a select group chosen to provide comprehensive assessments and recommendations on ways the Democratic Party can enhance its performance in future elections and better serve its […]

Cuban-American Voters Increasingly Identifying as Democrats

          According to a new Pew Research poll, the percent of Cuban registered voters who identify or lean Republican has decreased by double-digit margins over the past decade. Although Cuban-Americans have traditionally identified as Republicans, over the past years, the percent of Cubans who identify or lean Democratic “has doubled from […]