Monday, December 17, 2018

Latinos to face a retirement crisis because of job-related disadvantages

Latinos are facing a deeper retirement crisis than other ethnic groups because of lower access to workplace savings plans and other job-related disadvantages in accumulating nest eggs, reports the National Institute on Retirement Security and UnidosUS in a new study. “Retirement plan participation rate for Latino workers (30.9 percent) is about 22.1 percentage points lower than […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

UnidosUS launches campaign to register young Latino voters

UnidosUS, the Latino advocacy group that changed its name in part to be more relevant to millennials, is honing its efforts to register young Latinos during this year’s midterm elections. “While this has been a historically challenging time for our community, we are far from powerless. A new generation of voters are reminding us that […]

National Council of La Raza Rebrands Name to UnidosUS

The National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest Latino advocacy organization, announced its decision to change its name to UnidosUS. The announcement came during the organization’s annual conference in Arizona, where it traces its roots. “I believe in unity there is strength and in strength, there is power. We see ‘unidos’ as call to […]