Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Latino voters want gun violence and mass shootings to be top campaign priorities

Latinos have become increasingly worried about gun violence and mass shootings in recent months, making the issue a top campaign priority for more voters at a time when Latino communities have been targeted in some of the nation’s most high-profile shootings. Two recent polls of Latino voters show that the number of Latino voters saying […]

Julián Castro’s 2020 prospects rise when Latinos are included in polls

For Julián Castro, the more Latinos surveyed in polls of the 2020 Democratic presidential field, the better. A poll released this week of national Latino voters had Castro, a former U.S. housing secretary and mayor of San Antonio, in fourth, with 45 percent. The poll was conducted by Latino Decisions for the National Association of Latino Elected Officials Educational […]

Guest Blogger Series: Sylvia Manzano “New Census Data Show Fundamentals of Democracy Require Addressing Latino Interests”

Today the US Census bureau released the Texas state file including race and ethnicity details.  Latinos now account for 38% of Texas population (up from 32% in 2000) and grew by over 100% in 17 counties.  While demographers and casual observers knew the Texas numbers would be big, the details are still striking to see: […]