Monday, December 17, 2018

Democrats say investment in Latino community paid off

Democrats say a $30 million investment to engage with Latino and other minority voters helped the party achieve a net gain of 34 House seats and improve on 2014 turnout numbers. “Latino voters played a pivotal role in taking back the House,” Rep. Ben Lujan told reporters during a conference call organized by the political […]

Numbers suggest higher than expected Latino turnout in the midterms

Early numbers suggest higher-than-expected turnout among Latino voters in the 2018 midterm elections, spurred in large part by massive grassroots campaigns led by Latino civil rights organizations that were two years in the making. The final numbers for 2018 have yet to be tallied, but experts are pointing to figures from several areas with high […]

Head of NALEO expects 7.8 million Latinos to vote in midterms

The head of a national Latino organization said yesterday that 7.8 million Latinos are expected to vote in this year’s elections, a 15 percent increase over 2014, but lower than in 2016. Arturo Vargas, executive director of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), delivered the numbers in a Washington news conference and […]

Tom Perez pushes back on criticism of Latino voter outreach

Democratic Party Chairman Tom Perez is pushing back on criticism of the party’s outreach to Latinos, saying there has been “important and substantial investment in Latino voters across the country.” “I knew when I took this job we needed to up our game in every community,” Perez, the first Latino to head the Democratic Party, […]

For O’Rourke Texas senate race relying on Latino Vote

The Texas Senate race wasn’t supposed to be competitive this year, but thanks to an imaginative campaign, Beto O’Rourke has energized Democrats, drawing huge crowds and raised tens of millions of dollars to defeat Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. While polls show a single-digit race, O’Rourke will need a transformed electorate in order to win in […]

Latino Organizations ramp up voter registration for the upcoming midterms

As students return to high schools and colleges across the country, a number of Latino groups are ramping up efforts to register young voters with midterms less than 80 days away. “Our goal is once they get their class schedule and get settled where they’re living, we can approach them and they can see what […]