Thursday, December 13, 2018

Who Will It Be?

Now that Hillary Clinton is the presumptive Democratic nominee the question turns to “who will be her Vice President?” Three Latinos have already made the shortlist for vice president. Julian Castro, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Tom Perez, Secretary of Labor, and Xavier Becerra, congressman from California and chairman of the House Democratic Caucus. […]

Castro Jabs Sanders On Latino Issues

Hillary Clinton is moving closer to winning the Democratic nomination, but Latino voters are still up for grabs in the remaining contests and Julian Castro is hitting the trail hard in order to persuade them to vote for Clinton. This is especially important as it comes hours away from tonight crucial Univision-Washington Post Democratic debate […]

USHCC Backs Julian Castro for vice president

In an unprecedented early show of support by a leading business organization, the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) this week endorsed current Housing and Urban Development Secretary, Julian Castro, for vice president at an event in the Obama cabinet official’s home town of San Antonio, Texas. “We are happily endorsing him for the […]

Labor Secretary Endorses Clinton, Signaling Strong Support From Latinos, Labor

Hillary Clinton is set to receive the backing of a major union and Latino influencer on Friday in Iowa when U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, the third Obama Administration Cabinet official to do so, announces his endorsement of her campaign for president. In a statement, Perez said “progressives believe in making progress, which is why […]

Clinton Nabs Huge Latino Endorsement in Julian Castro

Hillary Clinton, the Democratic front-runner for the 2016 presidential nomination, fresh off her decisive victory in this week’s democratic debate in Las Vegas, made a big campaign stop in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday to receive the crucial endorsement of one of the nation’s most prominent and future leaders in the party, Housing and Urban […]

Introducing Something Spanglish, a New Series: Nydia Gutierrez “Latinos and Community with a Texas Twist”

Something Spanglish is a new, biweekly blogging series penned by our very own Latinovations team. We aim to tap our experiences to bring insight and observations from our eyes to our readers and community. Exploring an array of topics – from Latinos and the environment to immigration to identity – Something Spanglish will opine issues, events […]

Javier Palomarez, USHCC President, Says Sec. Julian Castro Could Become First Latino President

In his keynote address that concluded this year’s national convention, President and CEO of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), Javier Palomarez, asserted that the first Latino president was already among us. Palomarez was referring to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Julian Castro, who also addressed attendees of the convention this week. “It […]

Julian Castro Confirmed as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate confirmed Julian Castro as the new secretary of Housing and Urban Development in a 71-27 vote, with 18 Republicans supporting the nomination. Castro is a prominent emerging Latino politician, and is currently in his third term as Mayor of San Antonio. Before entering politics, he attended Stanford University and later […]

Influential Latinos Brainstorm Innovative Ways to Tap Into Latino Political Power

With the presidential campaign behind, actress Eva Longoria, San Antonio businessman Henry Muñoz III, and attorney Andres W. Lopez are discussing innovative ways to build a political organization with the capability to help shape the future of Latinos in the United States. These three influential Latinos were the driving force behind the Futuro Fund which […]

Guest Blogger: Melissa Boteach “Tackling Latino Child Hunger Will Bring Prosperity to All”

Last night San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro made an impassioned argument that investing in opportunity today leads to prosperity for all tomorrow. Telling the story of his own journey from a struggling family to the mayor of a major U.S. city, he underscored that, “My family’s story isn’t special. What’s special is the America that […]