Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Latino Super PAC Adds Three Big Name Co-Chairs for 2016

Adding political heft to an organization with an ambitious agenda for the 2016 general election and down-ballot races, the Latino Victory Fund, dedicated to increasing the number of elected Latinos in the United States, named three new Co-Chairs to it organization-Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-TX), former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and New York City Council […]

In Iowa, Growing Latino Population Prepares for Caucuses, and More

Like the rest of the United States, Iowa is in the midst of a demographic shift. While whites account for the overwhelming majority of the nation’s first caucus state, Latinos, now making up 6 percent of the Iowan population, have seen their numbers double since 2000. And as presidential candidates from both parties attempt to […]

Latino Celebrities Get Out The Vote For Hillary

Hillary Clinton is looking to solidify her dominance of the Latino vote in the presidential election with the launching of her campaign’s “Latinos with Hillary” initiative and is enlisting the help of high-profile Latino celebrities like Salma Hayek and Marc Anthony that can give her the added reach she needs as other democratic candidates like […]

Donald Trump kicks out Univision anchor Jorge Ramos from press conference

The antagonistic relationship that Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has commanded with Spanish-language media hit a breaking point Tuesday night, when he kicked out Jorge Ramos – often considered the most influential man in Latino media – from a press conference, but was later allowed to return after a series of lengthy exchanges. The dismissal […]

Presidential Candidates Making a Strong Push to Reach Latino Voters

When Jeb Bush announced his run for president, he chimed Cuban music, made direct appeals to his Mexican-American wife and offered speeches in Spanish and English. When Hillary Clinton launched her campaign, her first policy speech was a pledge to provide a path to citizenship to undocumented immigrants, at a high school where the Latino […]

Only 1% of U.S. Elected Officials are Latino, Study Shows

Despite accounting for more than 17 percent of the American population, Latinos make up only 1 percent of the elected officials in the U.S., according to a new study and interactive map produced by the Latino Victory Project, a nonprofit encouraging Latino voter turnout and helping Latinos win election at all levels of government. The […]

Clinton’s Political Director Using Lessons Learned To Win Over Latino Voters

Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign is taking the lessons learned from Latino voters in a hard-fought California Congressional race and putting them into practice. Amanda Renteria, a former Capitol Hill staffer, is using her experience running in California’s 21st district to ensure Clinton doesn’t take the Latino vote for granted as her campaign’s political director. Already, Clinton […]

When it comes to Jeb Bush, looks can be deceiving

Last Monday, Jeb Bush, ex-Governor of Florida and son and brother of two past President Bush’s, confirmed that he is seeking the Republican nomination for president in 2016. Jeb Bush and a few in the Republican establishment understand that the Latino vote is paramount for victory in 2016, and his announcement was a clear reflection […]

Latino Voters Poised To Play Deciding Role In CA Senate Race

          In California, Latinos are poised to play a significant role in deciding who will fill the open senate seat in the 2016 elections following the announcement by Senator Barbara Boxer, a democrat, that she would not seek reelection to the seat she won in 1992’s “Year of the Women.” California […]

GOP’s Misguided Understanding of Latino Voters

Jeb Bush believes that in order to win over Latinos in the coming 2016 election Republicans should embrace higher levels of immigration and in turn, Latinos will move over to the GOP camp. In exchange for supporting higher levels of immigration, Bush and other Republicans in the 2016 GOP presidential field reason that Latinos will […]