Friday, December 9, 2022

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 […]

Latinx-Owned Brand Debuts Nationwide at Target for Hispanic Heritage Month

Years after its first debut, a South Texas Latina-owned business has been recognized nationally with its new collection launching at Target during Hispanic Heritage Month. Based in Brownsville, Texas, JZD is a clothing store owned by espouses Jennifer Serrano, 30, and Veronica Vasquez, 32. They started the business in 2016 when Vasquez decided to quit […]

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 […]

Candace Valenzuela, the Latina underdog for Texas House seat picks up momentum

The only Latina challenger for a Texas House seat in 2020 broke her district’s single-quarter fundraising record for a Democrat, surpassing a high achieved 15 years ago, according to preliminary numbers from the campaign. Candace Valenzuela, a local school board member, is facing a July runoff election against fellow Democrat Kim Olson, a retired Air […]

In a dueling rally, O’Rourke contradicts Trump’s border claims

Last night Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) sought to counter President Trump’s claims about immigrants and border walls, arguing that his hometown of El Paso is “safe not because of walls but in spite of walls.” “With the eyes of the country upon us, all of you together are going to make our stand in […]

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 […]

California sues the Trump Administration over citizenship question on Census

Progressives, states and civil rights advocates are preparing a flurry of legal challenges to the Trump administration’s decision to add a question about citizenship to the next census, saying the move will penalize immigrants and threaten civil rights. “The citizenship question is the latest attempt by President Trump to stoke the fires of anti-immigrant hostility,” […]

USHCC Backs Julian Castro for vice president

In an unprecedented early show of support by a leading business organization, the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) this week endorsed current Housing and Urban Development Secretary, Julian Castro, for vice president at an event in the Obama cabinet official’s home town of San Antonio, Texas. “We are happily endorsing him for the […]

As GOP Primaries Loom, Cruz Gaining On Trump

At the close of 2015, Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz has essentially tied GOP front runner Donald Trump in the latest polls for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. According to a Quinnipiac University poll Trump received the support of 28% of the Republican primary electorate while Cruz came in at 24%. The poll’s margin of […]

Record Number of Cuban Refugees Entering U.S.

As a result of the continuing normalization of relations between Cuba and the United States, the U.S. has seen dramatic uptick in the number of Cuban refugees reaching its borders due in part out of fear on the island nation that the long-standing “wet foot, dry foot” policy that allows Cuban refugees to stay in […]