Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Romney Falters on Immigration during Second Presidential Debate

Immigration came up for the first time during last night’s second presidential debate, and both presidential candidates spoke on their plan for immigration reform. President Obama and Governor Romney faced off at Hofstra University on various topics important to Latinos, including the economy, jobs, and immigration. Viewers felt that President Obama “dominated” this debate and […]

Anti-Immigration Ad Attempts to Divide African-American and Latino Communities

An ad aired during the presidential debate is being criticized for its approach, showing an African-American actor highlighting black unemployment and focusing on anti-immigration remarks. With 31% of all new immigrants as of 2010 being of Latino descent, the anti-immigrant remarks in the NumbersUSA ad are seen as an attempt to fracture the relationship between […]

Latinos Believe Having More ‘Green’ Jobs Will Help the Economy

In a recent poll commissioned by the California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, two-thirds of Latinos voters identify as conservationists and overwhelmingly believe they can protect the environment and create jobs at the same time. Susana De Anda, co-director and co-founder of the Community Water Center says she agrees that “Latinos value the environment,” […]

‘National Voter Registration Day’ Used to Boost Efforts to Increase Latino Voter Turnout

Today is National Voter Registration Day, and organizations such as Voto Latino, the League of United Latino American Citizens and the National Council of La Raza are boosting their efforts to motivate a larger Latino turnout. According to the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, there is a predicted 12.2 million Latinos who […]

Legal Barriers Could Impact Participation of Latinos in Upcoming Election

Legal barriers in a total of 23 states threaten to impact voter registration and participation of Latino citizens in the upcoming election. According to a report released today by the Advancement Project, some of the voter suppression policies are alleged noncitizen voter purges of registered voters targeting naturalized citizens, states requiring proof of citizenship for […]

Guest Blogger: Katherine Culliton-González “We Must Protect Our Vote”

In the not-too-distant past, politicians, secretaries of state and supervisors of elections prided themselves on increasing levels of voter participation.  Stronger participation in our democracy said something unmistakably positive about the city, county or state; its citizens were engaged and involved, and the entire system of voting was better for it. In 2008, the national […]

Latinos Say Economy Is Top Issue for Upcoming Election

According to a Fox News Latino poll held September 11-13, 48% of Latinos voters determined that the economy is the most important issue in the upcoming presidential election. Immigration was the fifth most important issue with 6% on the poll. The remaining concerns were health care (14%), education (11%), and social issues (8%). As previously […]

Nonprofit Organizations Focus New Voter Registration Efforts on Latinos

Nonprofit coalitions and groups around the nation are working to register new voters for the 2012 election, with a strong emphasis on boosting Latino voter registration. Organizations such as the League of Women Voters and Common Cause in New Mexico, and Voto Latino and the Voter Participation Center in Arizona, are working to get people […]

Guest Blogger: Arturo Vargas “Reaching the Finish Line”

Imagine that you are standing on a track, about to run toward a distant finish line.  Suddenly, a wall appears between you and the finish line, and then another, and yet another after that. Over the course of the past decade, states have raced each other to construct more and higher walls in the way […]

New Jersey Mulling over how to Better Represent Hispanics in Redistricting

New Jersey was one of the first states to receive its redistricting data and as such, is ahead of the pack in redrawing its districts.  It is also now taking the first crack at how to best represent the Hispanic population in the state. The state is deliberating over two approaches.  The first, “packing” would […]