Thursday, August 6, 2020

Despite crowded fields, record number of Latinos run for primaries

An unprecedented number of Latinos are running for office in the 2018 primaries, but crowded fields have toughened the challenge of getting elected for some candidates of color and women. Primary season kicks off with the Texas primary today and this year, Democrats stand their best chance in years for flipping the U.S. House majority. […]

Florida Latinos: “Time To Get Out The Vote”

Florida is one of the most important swing states in presidential elections and it is also one of the most diverse states. It is home to the most diverse population of Latinos and they have grown even larger in size and diversity since the last presidential election. Another group which has since seen an increase […]

Comentarios From Maria: With Victory In Mind

We’re moving closer each day to knowing the candidates for each party for president of the United States. On the Republican side, Donald Trump came out the winner after last week’s Super Tuesday, winning the states of Florida, Illinois, Missouri and North Carolina, and accumulating the necessary delegates needed to win the nomination. Governor John […]

“Yuge” Win For Hillary!

Hillary Clinton is a very happy candidate today as she wakes up to a sweeping victory in all five states that held primaries last night. Florida was the prize of the night, being the most diverse and the biggest delegate count. Clinton won the sunshine state with over 65% of the vote and Latinos played […]

Clinton and Sanders Focus on Latino Issues in Florida Debate

With the critical primary in Florida coming up, Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders hashed it out last night during the eighth debate of this electoral season.  The debate, held in Miami, was aired on Univision and CNN simultaneously. As Florida is home to 1.8 million Latinos, current Latino issues took the forefront during […]

Highest Ranking Hispanic in Florida Fights Back Against anti-GOP Letter by Latino Celebrities

Days after a group of Latino celebrities, which included Carlos Santana, America Ferrera, George Lopez, and others, released an open letter to Latinos pleading them to go out vote against Republicans who have used fear-mongering tactics in regards to Latinos and immigration. Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera, Florida’s highest ranking Latino elected official, responded in an open […]

LCLAA Seeks To Boost Latino Influence In 2016

Seeking to capitalize on the growing clout of the Latino vote, organizations such as the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) are organizing a registration and education initiative aimed at harnessing those new voters for the 2016 elections next November. Hector Sánchez, executive director of LCLAA, said in a statement “the Latino community is […]

Comentarios from Maria: Celebrate new day for U.S-Cuba relations

In 1999, I was communications director of a federal agency then known as the Immigration and Naturalization Service. I worked with the Department of Justice and State on the case of Elian Gonzalez, an adorable 5-year-old Cuban boy who was found floating in an inner tube off the coast of Florida late that year after […]

Comentarios From Maria: Hillary Clinton offers a clear vision toward progress in Cuba

A few weeks ago, the United States took a historic step toward normalizing our diplomatic relations with Cuba, and for the first time in 54 years the Cuban flag was hoisted in front of the country’s embassy in Washington, D.C. This was, of course, much more than a symbolic gesture: it was a point of […]

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 […]