Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Absence of Latinos in Political Leadership Leaves Latinos in Hardship in Hurricane Sandy Aftermath

Many in the New York and New Jersey region are still recovering from Hurricane Sandy destruction, and Latinos are among those hardest hit. An absence of Latinos in key political leadership positions seems to be leading many in the community to rebuilding at a slower rate. About 29% of New York City’s population is made […]

Presidential Election gets Little Funding from Latinos

Even though Latinos have been an important target audience for the Presidential Election and could very well be the deciding factor, the Associated Press finds that Latinos have contributed less than 4% to the campaigns. As previously reported on La Plaza, candidates seem to still be struggling to reach out to Spanish speaking voters. Of […]

‘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 […]