Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Castro’s 2020 campaign focused on Latinos, but needs broader appeal to win

With more than a dozen Democrats now vying for president, Julian Castro is charting a path unlike any of the others, as his visit to California yesterday made clear. The former San Antonio mayor and Housing secretary under President Obama took questions from a Chicano studies class at UCLA. He did a television interview with Univision […]

Ted Cruz Wants To Deport All 12 Million Undocumented Immigrants

Heading into the Nevada Republican caucus, the most diverse presidential contest this year, Ted Cruz has vowed to use federal immigration officers to round-up and deport all 12 million undocumented immigration in the U.S. “Yes, we should deport them,” Cruz told Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly. “We should build a wall, we should triple the Border […]

Why Minority Voters Are Crucial in the Democratic Primaries

  The Nevada caucus was the first contest this year to have a significant number of black and Hispanics voters participate in the Democratic presidential election. This was also the first state to be dominated by urban voters. According to exit polls black and Hispanic voters accounted for a third of actual voters in this […]

Immigration A Top Priority For Democrats

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders promised to act on immigration reform during Thursday night’s town hall in Nevada, even if they have to go it alone. The town hall sponsored by MSNBC and Telemundo and moderated by Jose Diaz-Balart, allowed voters in Nevada the opportunity to ask questions in both English and Spanish. The forum […]

Nevada Hispanics Crucial In GOP Contest

With the GOP presidential race tightening up, Texas Senator Ted Cruz is looking to strike early and overtake Donald Trump in the first in the nation Iowa Caucuses and even attempt to sneak past the billionaire in the South Carolina primary and dominate the Deep South contests later this spring to capture the front runner […]

Nevada Gov. Sandoval signs bill to permit DREAMERs to obtain teaching licenses

In a move to meet the needs of a “new Nevada,” Brian Sandoval, the state’s governor, signed a bill that would allow immigrants with temporary legal status to get a teaching license. Among those standing by as Governor Sandoval signed the dotted lines was Uriel Garcia, a recipient of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals […]

Latino Voters Continue Supporting Protection of the Environment

In Western states like Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Arizona, protecting the environment is an issue that Latino voters continue to care about and expect politicians to take positive action. According to polling from Latino Decisions and Nuestro Rio, over 70% of Latino voters in these four western states found that government involvement in protecting […]

Latino GOTV Efforts Prove Vital in Combatting Voter Suppression

With less than a week until the presidential election, and allegations of voter suppression at an all-time high in swing states such as Colorado, Nevada, and Florida, Latino organizations have launched PSAs phone banking efforts, and canvassing efforts aimed at targeting Latinos. Organizations like the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada have highlighted that voter suppression efforts […]

National Latino Redistricting Roundup

We at News Taco have been doing our best to keep you informed of redistricting battles affecting Latino population areas (really redistricting affects all Latinos everywhere, but that’s a pretty tall order…) So we thought today would be a good day to do a little roundup of these redistricting battles across the country. Pennsylvania: Philadelphia’s Latino […]

GUEST BLOGGER SERIES: Gus West “Hispanic Leaders Must Step Up Against Attacks on Immigrants”

The legacy of Hispanic culture is intricately woven into the fabric of American history.  It’s apparent in the names of U.S. cities and states like San Francisco, San Antonio, Los Angeles, Nevada, Colorado and Florida, just to name a few. In fact, by the time the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620, Ponce de […]