Thursday, July 18, 2019

Voto Latino celebrates 10 years of empowering millennials, Latino innovators

Voto Latino, the nonprofit organization whose work empowering young Latinos has promoted positive change and attracted a celebrity following, turned 10 years old. The organization additionally sponsored the “Voto Latino Innovators Challenge” where participants from around the country were tasked with finding a solution to a problem that uniquely affects the Latino community, with a grand […]

Immigration executive action delay “dampened” 2014 Latino electoral enthusiasm, report shows

Following the delay of President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, the Democratic Party lost critical support from the Latino community during the 2014 midterm elections, according to polling data from Latino Decisions. All but one out of the ten U.S. Senate races deemed “critical” in November posted statewide Latino voting age populations of 6.1 percent […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘National Voter Registration Day’ Used to Boost Efforts to Increase Latino Voter Turnout

Today is National Voter Registration Day, and organizations such as Voto Latino, the League of United Latino American Citizens and the National Council of La Raza are boosting their efforts to motivate a larger Latino turnout. According to the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, there is a predicted 12.2 million Latinos who […]

Comentarios de Maria Cardona: “Latinos and Social Media”

A mobile phone screen gives a woman in Latin America a glimpse of the son she hasn’t seen since he immigrated to find work in the U.S. over 15 years ago, while another Latino mobile user logs on to Facebook from her device to update her business fan page, and yet another takes the words […]

Impact of Budget Cuts on Latinos

The budget deal made last Friday by Congressional leaders to cut $38 billion in spending for the last 6 months of this fiscal will severely impact Latinos and other disadvantaged communities. The deal proposes cutting more than half (52%) of the budget to education, labor and health programs that are heavily used by Latinos. Voto […]

Guest Blogger Series: Matt Barreto “Where Latino Votes Will Matter in 2012”

With the recent release of the national Census data pundits have been quick to point out the obvious: the Latino population is growing! As if data points from the annual Current Population Survey, and now American Community Survey did not already tell us this on a yearly basis, the official 2010 decennial census now confirms […]

Rosario Dawson, Jessica Alba, and Eva Longoria Parker in new PSA against AZ Law

A new public service announcement (PSA) against Arizona’s controversial immigration law will feature actresses Rosario Dawson, Jessica Alba, and Eva Longoria Parker. The PSA is the result of a collaboration between Dawson’s Voto Latino organization and cable TV network Mun2.  It was recorded for the United We Win campaign.  Dawson, who recruited Alba and Longoria […]