Sunday, May 19, 2024

Gingrich Leads Conservative Outreach to Latino Voters

On the heels of the Republican sweep of the recent mid-term Congressional elections, the former head of House GOP members, Newt Gingrich, is trying to make inroads with one group of voters that rejected the conservative message – Hispanics. Last week, Gingrich’s newest venture,, a bilingual political blog, hosted its first annual conference in […]

Hispanic Voters Wield Power

Without the support of Hispanic voters on Election Day, Democrats may have lost their hold on the Senate.  While other demographic groups stayed home during the midterms, this group not only showed up to the polls, but reliably voted for the Democratic Senatorial candidates in Nevada, California, Colorado and probably Washington State. While various surveys […]

Comentarios de Maria Cardona: “Elections a Triumph for Latinos”

As featured in The Progressive Media Project: Nov. 2 was a victory for Latinos. In several key contests, including those in California, Nevada and Colorado, the Latino vote was decisive for Democrats. And Republicans have themselves to blame for this. Many Republican candidates ran terrible ads against Latino immigrants. Those ads were effective, all right. […]

Labor Unions Join Effort to Get Latino Voters Out to Polls

Labor unions have played a key role in turning out Latino voters in these midterm elections in everything from donating to voter registration campaigns to sending in their main muscle, their members, to knock on doors tomorrow to remind people to vote. With Latinos voters poised to become the deciding factor in several key races […]

Guest Blogger Series Exclusive Edition: Tim Kaine and Michael Steele “Who Should Latinos Vote for?”

In this Special Edition of La Plaza’s Guest Blogger Series we have invited Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine and Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele to make their case to Latino voters on behalf of their respective parties. Much has been made about the Latino vote in these midterm elections with poll after poll […]

Latino Voter Enthusiasm Growing as Election Day Nears

According to a new poll released Monday, anti-immigrant rhetoric is emerging the Latino vote days before the midterm elections. The results of a tracking poll by Latino Decisions show that Latinos now are responding with more enthusiasm than they were in early September.  Over half of Latino voters, 61%, said they are “very enthusiastic” about […]

Political Livelihoods Dependant on Latino Voters

Another surge of Latino voters like the one in 2008 could save many Democratic candidates in hot water and decide several key races across the country. Last week La Plaza reported that a report released by the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) estimates 1 million more Latinos will show up at […]

Guest Blogger Series: Rep. Luis Gutierrez “On Immigration, Are You a Lamar Smith-John Boehner-Steve King Republican?”

About a week ago, I announced that I would not run for Mayor of Chicago so that I could devote my full time and attention to my vocation: fighting for immigration reform in the U.S. Congress.  My decision not to run was a difficult one.  Being Mayor of Chicago — the city of my birth, […]

Guest Blogger Series: Maria Cardona and Alicia Menendez “To Vote is Power”

As featured in The Hill: This year, Latino voters like many voters, are angry and anxious.  But they aren’t stupid.  As has been reported widely, a conservative third-party group called “Latinos for Reform,” recently released an ad in which the narrator says: “Don’t vote this November. This is the only way to send [Democrats] a […]

Number of Latino Elected Officials and Voters Expected to Increase in Midterm Elections

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) released a report Tuesday at a press conference in Washington that projects 1 million more Latinos will show up at the polls in the upcoming midterm elections than in 2006. The net result could be an increase in the number of Latino elected officials including […]