Thursday, November 21, 2019

Comentarios from Maria: “Leader Pelosi is a Tremendous Asset for the American People”

Following House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s decision to remain in leadership in Congress, the question about her being good for the Democratic Party has been making its rounds. As a woman and a Latina Democrat, I cannot be more thrilled that she continues to be our leader in the House, and believe she is an […]

Guest Blogger Series: Adrianna Quintero “Yet Another Poll Shows Latinos Want Political Candidates Who Support Clean Air and Clean Energy”

Last week, a poll of Latino voters in Colorado again showed that when it comes to environment, Latinos want political candidates who support clean air and clean energy. A poll released last week by Latino Decisions on behalf of Nuestro Rio showed that Latino voters in Colorado want oil shale companies to disclose any potential […]

Obama Widens Lead Among Latino Voters

During the summer, Republicans expressed optimism that Mitt Romney would be able to rake up more support among Latino voters before the elections. But the latest impreMedia-Latino Decisions tracking poll shows the Republican presidential candidate hasn’t improved his favorability among Latinos. The poll released Monday shows President Barack Obama has the support of 73 percent of Latino registered voters while 21 percent of them say they […]

Comentarios from Maria: “Advice: Romney, apologize for 47%; Obama, show up, speak up”

Maria Cardona’s advice for Mitt Romney: Up until the first presidential debate, Mitt Romney was the Frankenstein candidate. I don’t mean that derisively. I use it as a metaphor of what a caricature Mitt Romney had become in the eyes of many voters. Conservatives didn’t trust him to be true to their principles. Liberals depicted […]

Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera is First Latino to Win Baseball’s Triple Crown

Miguel Cabrera had just achieved baseball immortality, and everyone around him knew it. Tigers manager Jim Leyland had tears welling in his eyes. General manager Dave Dombrowski kept trying to remind people to stop and enjoy the moment. Prince Fielder simply shook his head in disbelief at the history that had unfolded. Less than an hour earlier, […]

Nonprofit Organizations Focus New Voter Registration Efforts on Latinos

Nonprofit coalitions and groups around the nation are working to register new voters for the 2012 election, with a strong emphasis on boosting Latino voter registration. Organizations such as the League of Women Voters and Common Cause in New Mexico, and Voto Latino and the Voter Participation Center in Arizona, are working to get people […]

Texas Redistricting Discriminates Against Latinos, Federal Judges Rule

Texas statewide redistricting plans were overturned Tuesday by federal district court judges in Washington D.C., providing credence to the charge that the plans discriminates against Latino voters. The state was seeking preclearance under section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. This section requires lawmakers to get approval from the federal government before enacting laws based on the state’s […]

‘No Texting While Driving’ Campaign Says No Text is Worth Dying For

Last week AT&T officially launched its latest campaign alerting drivers to the dangers of texting while driving, while urging Americans to pledge to never text and drive. The “It Can Wait” campaign is focused on educating individuals, with special focus on teens, following survey results that show drivers are 23 times more likely to be […]

Guest Blogger Sarah Jane Glynn: “Balancing Work and Families Hardest for Latino Workers”

Brand new data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics illustrates just how often workers struggle to cope with conflicts between their job and their family’s need for care and that access to paid leave is incredibly unequal—none more so than Latinos, who are the least likely racial or ethnic group to have access […]

Guest Blogger: Kristian Ramos “President Obama’s Deferred Action: A Fair Compromise on Immigration Enforcement”

President Barack Obama’s move to prioritize the deportation of criminal immigrants, while giving exemplary undocumented immigrants the ability to remain in the country through deferred action, is smart and fair enforcement policy. In the face of increasingly clogged deportation courts, constrained budgets and pressure to fix our broken immigration system, the Department of Homeland Security […]