Sunday, July 3, 2022

Abortion Rights Advocates Have Long Fought in Latin America, Now They Use it as a Roadmap for the U.S.

Paul Avila-Guillen, a human rights attorney and leader of Latin America’s “green wave” movement for reproductive rights, never thought she would have to fight for abortion rights in the U.S. However, that was before the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday, causing nearly a dozen states to criminalize abortion. Earlier this year, […]

PODER PAC Statement on the The Supreme Court’s Decision in Dobbs v. Jackson that Has Overturned Roe v. Wade, Eliminating the Federal Constitutional Right to Abortion

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, eliminating the Federal constitutional right to abortion–a right women have held for nearly 50 years. PODER PAC, the only national political action committee solely dedicated to electing Pro-Choice Democratic Latinas to Congress, made the following statement: “There are no words to describe […]

Hispanic Caucus Endorses Patrick Branco, Who Could Become Hawaii’s First Latino Representative

On Tuesday, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus’ campaign, known as Bold PAC, endorsed Patrick Branco, a Hawaii state lawmaker, who could become the first Latino from the state elected to Congress. Bold PAC’s endorsement is timely since Branco is running in a two-way Democratic primary against former state Sen. Jill Tokuda. The endorsement could potentially mean […]

Andrea Salinas to Make History in November After House Primary Win in Oregon

This week, Oregon Representative Andrea Salinas won a Democratic congressional primary. She defeated a better represented opponent supported by the House of Representative leadership’s campaign arm. Salinas would be the first Latina from Oregon to be elected to Congress if she were to win the election in November of 2022. If Salinas were to win, […]

Decrease of Immigrant Labor in the U.S. Contributes to Inflation

After immigration to the U.S. was slowed down during the Trump Administration – and almost completely stopped for 18 months during the COVID-19 pandemic – the country is now suffering a labor shortage. It is estimated that the U.S. has 2 million fewer immigrants than it would have otherwise, which has caused a shortage of […]

Can Abortion Stir the Latinx Democratic and Republican Voters?

The latest news of the possibility to overturn Roe vs. Wade has drastically added a new dynamic to the work that Latinx political consultants and those who organize voters must do to mobilize the Latinx vote. Mayra Macias, Chief Strategy Officer of Build Back Better, formed an organization to help promote the impacts of laws […]

Guest Blogger: “Will Democrats, Independents, and Progressives Wake Up in Arizona, Before it is Too Late?”

After 32 years as a red state, Arizona went blue in 1996. One of the main reasons was that Hispanics and Native Americans decided to participate because they were motivated by the notion that a similar bill like Prop 187 of California could be presented in Arizona by the State Legislature and signed by the […]

Jessica Cisneros, the Latina Millennial Going Against a Conservative Democrat in the Texas Primaries

Jessica Cisneros, a 28-year-old first-generation Mexican immigration lawyer from Laredo will go against Rep. Henry Cuellar for a seat in the House of Representatives to represent Texas’s 28th Congressional District. Cisneros graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with a degree on immigration law. Her parents came to the United States when her older […]

Misinformation in the Latinx Community can Affect 2022 Midterm Elections

Previous to the 2020 election, the Latinx community was overwhelmed with misinformation and conspiracy theories on political and health issues. Many believe the 2022 Midterm elections will create a similar scenario. Avaaz, an advocacy group, revealed that over 70% of Spanish-language misinformation is found online, compared to the 29% of English-language misinformation. The Washington Post, […]

Recent New York City Law to Allow Noncitizens and Dreamers to Vote

In New York City, more than 800,000 noncitizens and DREAMers will be able to vote in municipal elections as early as next year. This marks New York City as the first major U.S. city to grant voting rights to noncitizens. However, they’re still not able to vote in federal or state elections. Critics of the […]