Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Rochelle Garza, The First Latina Running for Texas Attorney General, Is Looking to Break Even More Barriers

Before starting her race for Texas Attorney General, Democrat Rochelle Garza halted a Trump Administration’s attempt to stop a detained migrant teenager from getting an abortion. In 2017, the incumbent attorney general, Ken Paxton, backed the past administration on that case, warning in a brief that “Texas must not become a sanctuary state for abortions.” […]

Latinxs Are Better Off With The Biden Administration

America is in a peak transitional economic moment in large part because of the contributions of the Latinx community. Since the economy is critically important to Latinxs, many question when voting: are we better off today than when Democrats took power two years ago? Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Latinxs’ economic gains over the past […]

Guest Blogger: Jimmy Gómez, Congresista Demócrata, ‘El perdón de la deuda estudiantil y el impacto en los latinos’

This column was originally published in La Opinión. Esta acción ayudará a más de la mitad de los estudiantes universitarios latinos quienes han invertido en su educación para poder lograr el sueño americano Cada 30 segundos un joven latino cumple 18 años, poniéndolo a él o a ella, en una posición de tomar una de […]

DNC Announces New $500k Bilingual Ad Campaign for Hispanic Heritage Month

On Thursday, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) announced a $500,000 ad campaign for Hispanic Heritage Month in Spanish and English. The campaign will include ads on Spanish-language radio stations and print, as well as bilingual digital ads. “The Hispanic and Latino community is an important thread of the fabric of the American story and we […]

Guest Blogger: Mariafernanda Zacarias, Estratega Demócrata, ‘Nuestras libertades, los derechos y la privacidad están en juego en las próximas elecciones’

La comunidad hispana en California y en toda la nación enfrentará una de las decisiones más importantes en las elecciones en noviembre, que impactará el futuro de nuestra salud, y el bienestar de nuestras familias. El resultado de estas elecciones determinará cuál partido controla la Cámara de Representantes y el Senado. El control del Congreso […]

Latina Democratic Candidate Supported by Environmental Groups on Her Campaign

The Latino Victory Fund and the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) endorsed their support for Michelle Vallejo, a progressive Democrat running for the most competitive House seat in Texas. In May, Vallejo won her primary. In July, she received the endorsement of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus’s campaign arm, indicating that Hispanic Democrats are confident that […]

Florida Candidate Appeals to Latinx Audiences With Her Inclusion of Spanish Ads

Florida’s Agricultural Commissioner and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nikki Fried recently released Radio ads aimed at Latino voters ahead of the upcoming primaries. In the ads, Fried included a variety of supporters from different countries and races, including Colombian, Venezuelan, Dominican, Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, and Afro Latino, and they explain why they are voting for […]

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 […]