Thursday, September 29, 2022

Latino GOTV Efforts Prove Vital in Combatting Voter Suppression

With less than a week until the presidential election, and allegations of voter suppression at an all-time high in swing states such as Colorado, Nevada, and Florida, Latino organizations have launched PSAs phone banking efforts, and canvassing efforts aimed at targeting Latinos. Organizations like the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada have highlighted that voter suppression efforts […]

National Latino Redistricting Roundup

We at News Taco have been doing our best to keep you informed of redistricting battles affecting Latino population areas (really redistricting affects all Latinos everywhere, but that’s a pretty tall order…) So we thought today would be a good day to do a little roundup of these redistricting battles across the country. Pennsylvania: Philadelphia’s Latino […]

GUEST BLOGGER SERIES: Gus West “Hispanic Leaders Must Step Up Against Attacks on Immigrants”

The legacy of Hispanic culture is intricately woven into the fabric of American history.  It’s apparent in the names of U.S. cities and states like San Francisco, San Antonio, Los Angeles, Nevada, Colorado and Florida, just to name a few. In fact, by the time the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620, Ponce de […]

Senators Revisit Talks on Immigration

Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) have renewed their partnership and are giving immigration reform another try; though this time they are playing their cards differently. Instead of directing their efforts on members of Congress who have long supported a bipartisan immigration bill, they are setting their gaze on a combination of both […]

Latino Battleground States Crucial for Electoral College Votes in 2012

The states of Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado and Florida went to President Barack Obama in 2008, and now with an added count of electoral votes as a result of reapportionment, these Latino battleground states stand to play a major role in whether the president will be re-elected in 2012, according to an analysis by Latino […]

Latinos Drive Reapportionment Yet Increased Representation Uncertain

The first glimpse of the 2010 Census Data about a month ago revealed the obvious, states gaining congressional seats were those whose populations were fueled by growth in the Latino population.  Despite this fact, it remains uncertain how much representation Latinos will actually gain in effect. The country saw an increase in population by 10% […]

New Report Shows Hispanics Will Play Even Larger Role in Elections

A report by the Pew Hispanic Center analyzing Census data from the 2010 reapportionment reveals that Hispanic voters are nearly three times more prevalent in states that gained congressional seats and Electoral College votes than they are in states that lost seats. This positions Hispanic voters to continue to grow even more powerful as a […]

Census Data Reveals Southwestern States with Large Hispanic Populations Saw the Most Growth

The first set of data from the 2010 Census released yesterday showed that states in the Southwest, home to the majority of Hispanics in the country, experienced some of the highest population growth and gained congressional seats. The total population in the US as of April 1, 2010, is 308,745,538.  The rate of growth in […]

Hispanic Vote May Have Saved Senate for Democrats

A Washington Post analysis today suggests that the balance of power in the US Senate remains in the hands of the Democrats thanks to Latino voters. Bucking the national trend, California and Nevada re-elected Democrats.  And, what stands out in these states, is not only the size of their Latino voting populations, it is the […]

Mid-Term Election Results and the Latino Vote

Tuesday night’s results definitely told a tale that involved the Hispanic vote.  On Tuesday, we laid out what were going to be the likely elections most influenced by Latino voters across the country.  Countless predictions came true about a Republican wave sweeping Congress while Democrats managed to hold on to control of Senate.  Nevada “Did […]