Sunday, May 19, 2024

Guest Blogger: Alfredo Estrada “Here We Go Again”

We’ve seen this movie before. Many of us at LATINO Magazine worked at HISPANIC, launched in 1988 during the so-called “Decade of the Hispanic.” It certainly wasn’t, and no one would make the same claim of the naughty ’90s and double-barreled ’00s. But here we go again… Latinos (not Hispanics!) were the decisive factor in […]

Guest Blogger Series: Arturo Vargas “Latinos and Voting Rights: The Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.”

“Give us the ballot”. Those were the words uttered by Martin Luther King Jr. in his first address on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on May 17, 1957. Years later, King’s legacy lives on, both through the lives of those he touched and the many changes he helped to institute in our nation’s history.  […]

Latino Vote Projected to Increase in 2012 Election

The number of Latino voters is projected to increase by 26 percent to a total of 12.2 million voters in 2012, according to a report by the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund. This translates into 8.7 percent of the country’s total voting population for the 2012 election. The NALEO report […]

California Redistricting Maps draw Sharp Criticism from Latino Leaders

Newly drawn maps for congressional districts in California are being criticized for not adequately representing Latinos, with one prominent Latino leader calling them the “worse-case scenario for Latinos in California.” Just a little over a week ago, the Citizens Redistricting Commission, a 14-member panel of citizens appointed by the state and charged with redrawing voting […]

Motion by Latino Republican Group Supporting SB 1070 Denied

A request by the Arizona Latino Republican Association to intervene with the Department of Justice’s lawsuit against SB 1070 was denied Tuesday by a federal judge. U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton, who put the law’s most controversial portions on hold just a day before it was to be enacted, rejected the group’s arguments that its […]

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 […]

Immigration Key Issue for Latino Voters

For years, conventional wisdom held that as election time neared, the concerns of Latino voters would mirror those of others heading to the polls.  Education and economic concerns consistently ranked at the top, followed in recent years by healthcare, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and public safety, to name a few.  In poll after […]

Immigration is a Top Concern for Latinos

The findings of a poll conducted earlier this summer show that the immigration issue is the primary concern among Latinos, and the majority of them will vote only for those candidates who back immigration reform. The poll was conducted by LatinoMetrics during the last week of May and the first two weeks of June, 2010.  […]