Monday, December 17, 2018

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, […]

Guest Blogger: Enrique Davis-Mazlum “Can mid-term elections reshape U.S. political system?”

The upcoming mid-term elections which will take place on November 6th, 2018, are key to shaping the United States’ political system. For many, a conservative Senate majority is a threat to women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, health care, student loans, immigration reform, the status of DACA students, gun control among other issues and that is why […]

The Growing political power of the Latino community

A few key statistics make it clear: The political power of the Latino electorate is big, and it’s only going to get bigger. In the 1996 presidential election, 4.7 percent of voters were Latino, in 2016, 9.2 percent. Latinos are the nation’s youngest ethnic group with a median age of 27 years, more than a […]

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 […]

DACA Just the Latest Blow for Latino Voters

Almost a year ago, the long lines of early voters outside Cardenas market became a lasting image for the 2016 presidential cycle in Nevada, ultimately helping to deliver the state to Hillary Clinton. Today the shoppers at the mall are more hesitant when it comes to politics, feeling targeted by Trump’s latest decisions to eliminate […]

Latino, Minority Voting Power Faces Threat At The Supreme Court

The true meaning of one person, one vote will be put to the test on Tuesday when the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments from a Texas case to determine whether states should divide their electoral districts according to the total population of that district, including those not yet old enough to vote or those […]

NCLR and Latino Decisions Say Latino Vote Could Prove Pivotal During November Midterms

During a panel discussion hosted by the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) regarding the impact of immigration and the economy on the election, experts from NCLR and the prominent polling firm, Latino Decisions, said Latino voters can have an influential role in a number of highly competitive Senate races if voter turnout is strong […]

‘Movimiento Hispano’ to Bolster Latino Millenial Voter Turnout

            During a press conference marking the beginning of the 85th Annual League of United Latin American Citizens Convention (LULAC), National Executive Director Brent Wilkes announced that LULAC was partnering with the Hispanic Federation and the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) to mobilize Latino voters ahead of the […]

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 […]

Latino vote efforts lag with young U.S. Hispanics, experts say

Latinos might have more incentive to vote due to the immigration climate this year, but presidential campaigns and the media are lagging with strategic messaging, several political analysts say. And that lag in engagement strategy centers on the Latino youth. Although the Latino youth vote is still up for grabs, with more than 50,000 U.S. […]