Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Latinos Are Still Registering to Vote, Due To Donald Trump’s Campaign

Out of all American racial or ethnic groups, Latinos have the lowest turnout rate when it comes to voting. There are also plenty of missing votes that could come from the millions of Hispanic permanent residents who are eligible for citizenship but have not applied for naturalization. Raising the numbers of voting Latinos has been […]

Wilmer Valderrama Urges Latinos to Vote In Order to Avoid ‘Taking a Back Seat Again’ in Politics

As the November midterm elections inch closer, actor and activist Wilmer Valderrama has been unequivocal in his message to the Latino community – Latinos must vote during the elections to avoid, “taking a back seat again.” The El Rey Network star has been quite vocal about his disappointment regarding President Obama’s decision to delay executive […]

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 […]

Comentarios From Maria: On November 4th, Everyone to the Polls

How many times have we heard our friends and families say “I am not going to vote this year,” or “why should I vote if my vote does not count?” This way of thinking is not only unfortunate but dangerous because we have already witnessed elections that are determined by the very last votes. One of […]

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 […]

Nonprofit Organizations Focus New Voter Registration Efforts on Latinos

Nonprofit coalitions and groups around the nation are working to register new voters for the 2012 election, with a strong emphasis on boosting Latino voter registration. Organizations such as the League of Women Voters and Common Cause in New Mexico, and Voto Latino and the Voter Participation Center in Arizona, are working to get people […]

Potential Latino Voters Could Create New Swing States

A new study by the Center for American Progress found there are 12.1 million unregistered, but potentially eligible, Latino adults in the United States. Experts agree that these numbers are crucial in shaping the results of the 2012 Presidential election and that consistently red states could become swing states or turn blue. “If just a […]

Guest Blogger Series: Chuck Rocha “Latino Power”

The only way for Latinos to directly influence public policy is to elect politicians who will represent the needs, dreams and desires of our community. There are currently 21 million voting-age Latinos in the United States. Unfortunately, only 52% of these Latinos are registered to vote and, in 2010, only 31% of these actually turned […]

Efforts to Register Latino Voters Rise

Three of the largest Latino organizations in the nation announced a voter registration initiative as the importance of the Latino vote rises. As previously reported on La Plaza, the Hispanic Federation, the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA), and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), have united their efforts to mobilize Latino […]