Monday, January 20, 2020

GOP Withdraws From Latino Audiences Following CNBC Debate

The Republican National Committee (RNC), following last week’s CNBC debate in which Republican presidential candidates were asked about their policies on the economy and on taxation policy, has suspended future involvement with NBC News and its affiliates for what the RNC describes as a debate held and moderated in “bad faith.” Telemundo, the second-largest Spanish-language […]

Comentarios From Maria: Why voters won’t fall for Rubio

Marco Rubio has officially waded into the waters of the 2016 Republican nomination for the presidency. The senator has the gift of oratory and a compelling family story that he tells so well. He seems to embody the quintessential American Dream and it is clear he hopes his story will speak to many Americans, who […]

Bush and Rubio to vie for Florida, Latino votes

Spanish-speaking, Floridian, Republican, presidential ambitions: an account of the major common denominators between former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and his onetime-understudy, Sen. Marco Rubio. Upon Rubio’s announcement yesterday of his official run for the White House (and Bush’s still-anticipated announcement), the son of Cuban immigrants will square off with the husband of a Mexican-American in […]

Rising population to a rising political force: Latino Victory Project works to elevate community voice

In the heart of downtown Washington, D.C. works a group of people seeking to mobilize, empower and elevate the 54 million-and-growing Latino community to turn out at the voting booths, put larger numbers of Latinos into political office with financial backing and, somewhere down the road, elect a Latino or Latina to the Oval Office. […]

LULAC officials discuss mobilizing Latino millennials after midterms

Every 30 seconds, a Latino in the United States turns 18, and with millennials representing the largest and most diverse generation in the country, this demographic has become a critical but challenging voting bloc to motivate and mobilize. Since Election Day, the country has seen drama play out in social policy, including the ongoing battle […]

Comentarios From Maria: Our Community Supports the President’s Executive Action

The Latino community is more united than ever.  9 in 10 Latino voters support the President’s executive actions that will protect at least 5 million undocumented immigrants from being deported. Latinos are not alone: according to various recent studies, a majority of Americans recognize that these actions are an important step towards protecting our country […]

New Gallup Poll Shows Spike in Obama’s Approval Rating Among Latinos

According to a recent Gallup Poll, President Obama’s approval rating among Latinos has jumped 14 points since his announcement regarding the executive actions he would take to overhaul our nation’s immigration system.  His approval rating now stands at 68 percent, the highest it has been all year. In 2012, the president’s popularity among Latinos skyrocketed […]

Comentarios From Maria: The President Will Not Abandon Immigration Reform

Congratulations, Republicans. Now prove you can govern. This will be particularly important, because–while Republicans are thrilled with the outcome of the midterm elections– they should realize that because of their track record it in no way portends an easier path to the White House in 2016 than they had in the past two election cycles. […]

Pew Study Finds Latinos Overwhelmingly Supported Democrats During Midterm Elections

The Pew Research Center recently analyzed a series of exit polls that found that Latino voters favored and supported Democratic candidates during this year’s Midterm Elections.  Even in Republican stronghold states such as Texas and Georgia, Latino voters “generally” supported members of the Democratic Party. Upon further examination of the exit polls, Pew found that […]

Pew Research Study Finds only 9% of Latinos are ‘Angry’ With President Obama over Immigration Delay

According to a new Pew Research Study released yesterday, only 9% of Latinos surveyed are ‘angry’ with President Obama for his decision to delay action on immigration until after the election. Although the Latino community is understandably disappointed with the decision, the survey also found that Latino voter preferences will not hinge on a singular […]