Thursday, June 20, 2019

Analysis shows a major spike in Latino voter registrations

Latino voters are set to play a key role in the 2020 election and beyond, according to new analysis that shows a major spike in Latino voter registrations. A new analysis of demographic trends by progressive voter participation group Voto Latino found 295.1 percent growth in new registrations from Latino voters between 2014 and 2018. And 90 […]

New evidence suggests the administration sought to suppress Latino votes with citizenship question

Latino leaders say new information on how the Trump administration decided to add the citizenship question on the 2020 census is the “smoking gun” that backs their assertions that the administration sought to suppress Latino votes. “You could smell this smoking gun from a mile away,” California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who has sued over […]

Study finds that Mexican immigrants are more highly skilled than before

The number of college-educated Mexican immigrants in the United States has risen more than 150 percent since 2000, according to a study released yesterday. Mexican immigrants with a bachelor’s degree rose from 269,000 in 2000 to 678,000 in 2017, an increase of 409,000, according to the report by the Migration Policy Institute, a Washington think […]

Group finds new way to get more Latinos to vote: “Quinceañeras”

In the world of quinceañeras, there are padrinos (godparents) and a Mass, the chambelanes and damas (boy and girl attendants), a waltz, and possibly soon — voter registration. Yesterday, Jolt Initiative, a Texas-based Latino civic participation advocacy group, launched an effort to get young Latinas preparing to celebrate their quinceañeras to register their ceremonies with its Poder Quince/ […]

Democrats want to tackle DACA and TPS first, then a comprehensive immigration bill

Latino Democrats are charging ahead with plans to move a comprehensive immigration reform bill this year, bolstered by recently secured support from some of the party’s top brass. Leaders of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) are drafting a measure that some Democratic leaders say they are ready to bring to the floor after the chamber […]

Supreme Court to decide if administration can add citizenship question to the 2020 census

The U.S. Supreme Court hears its highest profile case of the term Tuesday — a battle over the Trump administration’s plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census form that goes to every U.S. household. A total of 18 states, several of the nation’s largest cities, and immigrant rights groups say the question would […]

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 […]

New report takes a deeper look at how Latinos experience discrimination in the U.S.

Latinos with darker skin tones are more likely than those with lighter skin to say they’ve been discriminated against, according to a new national poll by the Pew Research Center. A new report out today takes a deeper look at how Latinos experience discrimination in the U.S. In Leyda Diaz’s family, there’s a diversity in […]

Kamala Harris focusing on the Latino vote early on

Before Kamala Harris’ most recent town hall in Nevada, her senior adviser Emmy Ruiz took the stage to offer headsets and encourage voters to pose questions to Harris in Spanish, promising translation in real time. It was a unique gesture of welcome at a time when many Latino voters feel vilified by President Trump, with […]

Advocates call for more Latinos in Clinical Trials

While Latinos represent close to 18 percent of the population in the United States, fewer than five percent participate in clinical trials, and for advocates who push for greater participation of Latinos, this is a problem, and being left out could have a significant negative impact. “There are diseases that you have [out there], and this […]