Friday, December 9, 2022

The DCCC Increases Spending on Political Ads to Focus on Latino Voters

Democrats are surprised at a South Texas district they had expected to win easily, but it began to appear less of a certainty. After the Cook Political Report changed its rating of the state’s 34th Congressional District from “lean Democrat” to “toss-up,” the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) began airing TV ads in English and […]

Farmers of Color Outraged at Broken Promise to Help Debt Relief for the Community

A class-action lawsuit says the federal government has illegally broken a promise to pay off the debts of a group of Black farmers. The funding was dropped after a group of white farmers filed legal challenges arguing their exclusion violated their constitutional rights. The neglected farmers hope the officials will keep their promise and restore […]

Latinos Have a Breakthrough After Midterm Elections for Congress

Democratic Rep.-elect Marie Gluesenkamp Perez defeated Republican Joe Kent, flipping a key Washington House seat. She credits her victory partly to support from BOLD PAC, the political arm of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Gluesenkamp claims that BOLD PAC “was one of the only ones that saw the opportunity, that believed in me,” while almost no […]

Latinas Make History in Oregon Winning their Congressional District Races

Democratic state Rep. Andrea Salinas won her race to represent Oregon’s 6th Congressional District, and Republican Lori Chavez-DeRemer won the state’s 5th Congressional District race, making history with the two Latinas Oregon’s first Latinx members of Congress. “No matter who you voted for or what lies ahead, I will be your champion,” Salinas said in […]

Democratic State Rep. Yadira Caraveo Defeats Republican Candidates in Recent Midterm Election

Democratic state Representative Yadira Caraveo defeated Republican state Sen. Barbara Kirkmeyer in a tight race to win a U.S. House seat in Denver, Colorado. The Associated Press called Colorado’s 8th Congressional District race on Tuesday. The swing district, evenly divided between Democrats and Republicans, was created during the once-a-decade redistricting process to reflect Colorado’s growing […]

Election Results Show Latino Voters Have Mixed Views About Their Political Parties

Will Latinos turn Nevada red? Are Democrats losing Hispanic voters? To answer the driving questions leading up to the midterm elections are no and some, according to the election results. With races beginning to be called, Democrats see that Latinos have not forgotten them and were critical in their victories. Most Democrats won the majority […]

Comentarios from Maria: Democrats Should Be Optimistic. Here’s Why

This column was first published in RealClear Politics It is the day before the 2022 midterm elections, and it has been an emotional roller coaster for Democrats. If you believe the polls and most of the coverage in the media, Democrats should be bracing for a Republican red wave as they take control of the […]

Next Week’s Election Encourages Latino Voters to Vote

The U.S. House could have as many as 45 seats filled with Latino members after next week’s election, which is a record number of Latinos in the House. There are currently 38 Latino House members. “We think we’ll have a very robust new class of Latinos overall,” said Arturo Vargas, executive director of the National […]

Latino Candidates on the Front Lines Against Election Deniers on the Upcoming Election

This year’s election-denier candidates – candidates who deny the results of the 2020 election – have put Latino candidates such as Adrian Fontes, the Democratic candidate for secretary of state in Arizona, in the spotlight against fallout from former President Donald Trump’s lie that he won the 2020 election. Fontes is running for the job […]

Uvalde Shooting Victims Remembered on Día de Los Muertos

The mother of Maite Rodriguez, a ten-year-old victim of the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Texas, tweeted on Halloween, “We should be choosing her Halloween costume together but instead I’m making her an ofrenda.” Maite was one of the 19 children killed in the shooting, and as part of Día de Los Muertos traditions, […]