Friday, July 10, 2020

Latino communities lag in 2020 census response rates amid COVID pandemic

Latino communities are lagging behind in 2020 census response rates, raising fears of low participation that could limit the reach of federal programs in those areas for the next decade. The country’s most heavily Latino congressional district, California’s 40th, had a response rate of 49.5 percent as of Tuesday, compared with the state’s 60.1 percent […]

LULAC mobilizing to boost young Latino voter turnout and census participation

The nation’s oldest Latino civil rights organization is focusing on its youngest members — Latino youth. Every 30 seconds, a young Latino becomes eligible to vote, according to U.S. census figures, and it’s that potential power at the voting booth that the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is looking to harness this election year. LULAC […]

At ceremony, Latino legislators vow to overcome government shutdown

At a ceremony to usher in a record number of Latino Democrats in Congress, lawmakers exuded more outrage than delight as they recognized their legislative ambitions are contending for now with a standoff over a border wall with Mexico that has partially shut down the government. “It’s because of Trump’s obsession with stirring up anti-immigrant […]

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 […]

Most Latinos believe Kavanaugh should withdraw from nomination

The country’s eyes are on Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh and after four weeks of follow-up and surveys, the National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO) has released figures demonstrating the growing opposition of Latino voters to the nomination of Kavanaugh. According to NALEO executive director Arturo Vargas, “as the (confirmation) process has continued, an overwhelming […]

Unprecedented Number of Latinos Running in California US House Race

Xavier Becerra inherited his congressional seat from a barrier-breaking Latino, Edward Roybal, and now, in the special election being held to replace him, a record number of Latinos are vying to take his place in Congress. With Latinos representing sixty-seven percent of District 34, the race has no fewer than 15 Latinos, including 8 Latinas. […]

Support Rallies Behind Latino Permanent Residents Ready to Become Citizens

Amid growing fear and uncertainty that the Trump Administration could introduce tougher immigration policies, Latino permanent residents are seeking to become citizens to avoid the possibility of deportation. The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund (NALEO), is one organization leading citizen workshops and like efforts, to help educate and facilitate the […]

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 […]

Record-setting Number of Latinos Will Serve in the 114th U.S. Congress

An unprecedented number of Latinos candidates were elected to congress on Tuesday. When the 114th Congress convenes in January, there will be 29 Latinos serving in the U.S. House of Representatives and three in the U.S. Senate according to the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO). NALEO’s Executive Director Arturo Vargas was […]

Record Number of Latino Voters and Candidates Poised to Shape Outcome of Midterm Elections, Says NALEO

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) recently reported that there has been an 18 percent increase in the number of registered Latino voters since the 2010 midterm elections, bringing the total to 7.8 million. This growing electorate and an increase in the number of Latino candidates running in this year’s national […]