Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Trump is Motivating Latinos To Vote Against And In Favor of Him

Donald Trump heads into Nevada caucus as the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination based in part by his position on immigration. For the first time this primary season Mr. Trump will be competing in a state in which one of five eligible voters is Hispanic, this comes eight months after he called Mexican immigrants […]

States Mirror Efforts by One Arizona to Increase Latino Voter Turnout through Early Voting

One Arizona, a non-partisan coalition of organizations seeking to advance the number of registered Latino voters and ensuring the full electoral participation of the Latino community, has spearheaded a strategy that focuses on early voting to increase Latino voter turnout.  The strategy has proven to be one of the most effective ways of increasing voter […]

Voto Latino Forms Coalition to Raise Latino Voter Turnout to Unprecedented Levels During Midterm Elections

This week, a coalition of the nation’s leading Latino organizations announced a groundbreaking voter registration drive that will make every effort to increase Latino voter turnout to unprecedented levels during the upcoming November midterms. The month-long drive, which purposefully coincides with Hispanic Heritage Month, was spearheaded by two nonpartisan groups, Voto Latino and Mi Familia […]

Comentarios from Maria: “Will Latino Voter Purges Continue? Only If We Let Them!”

As a Latina mother, there is nothing more important to me than inculcating in my children the importance of making sure their voices are heard—whether in the classroom, in sports, in student government, in their jobs, in local government, and of course, in our nation’s capital. In the past, it used to be that politicians, secretaries […]

Guest Blogger: Katherine Culliton-González “We Must Protect Our Vote”

In the not-too-distant past, politicians, secretaries of state and supervisors of elections prided themselves on increasing levels of voter participation.  Stronger participation in our democracy said something unmistakably positive about the city, county or state; its citizens were engaged and involved, and the entire system of voting was better for it. In 2008, the national […]

Join New Latino Voices for a Latino Voter Protection Webcast

On Wednesday, September 5th, join New Latino Voices for a discussion on Latino voter protection rights and an opportunity to interact with speakers face-to-face to ask questions, provide commentary, and share your experience. As previously reported on La Plaza, reaching out to Latino voters is an important priority for groups this election season. With an […]

Activists Launch Campaign to Register 200,000 Latino Voters

Motivated by the conservative anti-immigrant rhetoric going around the country, leaders from the Hispanic community launched a national campaign on Thursday to register 200,000 Latino voters and mobilize 100,000 individuals to go to the polls in November. The campaign, Latinos for Democracy, is part of the Movimiento Hispano, which focuses on efforts against the suppression […]

Guest Blogger Series: Matt Barreto “Where Latino Votes Will Matter in 2012”

With the recent release of the national Census data pundits have been quick to point out the obvious: the Latino population is growing! As if data points from the annual Current Population Survey, and now American Community Survey did not already tell us this on a yearly basis, the official 2010 decennial census now confirms […]