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Efforts to Get Out Hispanic 2014 Vote Under Way in Arizona, Nevada, Texas

National organizations announced Thursday their efforts to get out the Hispanic vote for the 2014 legislative elections in states such as Arizona, Nevada and Texas. continue reading »

1.4 Million Latino Voters Are Not Asleep

1.4 million more Latinos voted in the 2012 presidential election than in 2008. The number seems to be lost in the latest round of national political speculation. continue reading »

The Latino Vote: Good News & Work To Do

At first glance, yeah, Latino voters are “punching below their weight,” as a Pew press release succinctly put it. The Latino voter turn-out rate in the past presidential election was a paltry 48% – to quote Pew again – ,”far below that of whites (64.1%) or blacks (66.2%).” continue reading »

Is It Time For A New Voting Rights Act?

For all of the anticipation leading up to the Voting Rights challenge at the U. S. Supreme Court there are a couple of things that bubbled to the surface and that are worth noting in it’s wake: Justice Scalia’s “racial entitlement” comment and the idea that maybe we’re better off with judicial creative destruction, where Section 5 is struck down to make room for a new, more comprehensive voting rights enforcement code. continue reading »

A Deep Dive: Losing the Latino Vote

This isn’t being talked about very loudly in Latino political circles, in fact, it hasn’t been talked about loudly for a long time. But it has been acknowledged and mulled over by many people for many years. continue reading »

Voting Rights: A Sleeper Issue for Latino Community

Here’s a small blip on the radar that’s sure to be getting brighter this year: Six out of the nine states covered under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act are supporting a challenge, in the Supreme Court, that could overturn one of the strongest tools that advocates have in their defense of voting rights. continue reading »

Hispanic Group Offers Politicians a List of How Not to Campaign

Hispanic Group, an independent, minority-owned advertising agency with expert knowledge of reaching Latinos, advises politicians to avoid basic marketing pitfalls when courting the Latino vote. The agency claims that political campaigns aimed at Latinos have been all about mudslinging and have missed the mark in terms of communicating goals. continue reading »

How Women Changed the Outcome of the Election

There has been much discussion about the demographic makeup of the 2012 electorate, and one thing is clear: Women’s voices determined the outcome of the election. Across the board, women made the difference. Here are seven key facts about women voters and the gender gap in the 2012 elections. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: How Did Latinos Vote in the 2012 Presidential Elections?

Both parties recognized the importance of Latinos in the 2012 elections. While Mitt Romney and Barack Obama eagerly campaigned to Hispanics, it was obvious which candidate fared better with the Latino vote. Obama won 71 percent of the vote and ultimately won the election. continue reading »

ELECTION:  Hispanic Voters in ARizona Energized Around Anti-Immigrant Laws

The approval of harsh laws like SB 1070 against undocumented immigration in Arizona has served as an engine to increase voter registration and the mobilization of the vote among Hispanics. continue reading »

Voting Not Open to Hispanic Veterans Fighting Deportations in Colorado

Two Hispanic brothers in Colorado, both Vietnam War veterans, will not be able to vote in the upcoming election after they were dropped from the voter rolls due to official doubts about their citizenship, one of them, Jesus Valenzuela, told Efe on Wednesday. continue reading »

Jessica Alba, Robert Rodriguez, will.i.am Fighting Voter Intimidation in PSAs

“We all have an equal voice in the voting booth. That’s what makes America great,” says actress Jessica Alba in one of the new public service announcements (PSAs) produced with civil and voting rights group Advancement Project. continue reading »

Presidential Race: It’s All About the Latino Ground Game

I mentioned in polite company a couple of times that Latinos are a fourth quarter political people. And even in polite company the idea hasn’t been that well received. But I insist, now that we’re in the fourth quarter of this presidential campaign, it’s our, Latino, time. continue reading »

Taxi Companies to Offer Latino Voters Free Rides to Polling Locations in Utah

Two taxi companies in Salt Lake City announced that from now through Nov. 6 they will provide free transport for all Latinos who need it to get to the polling places so they can do their civic duty. continue reading »

Cuban-American Republican Ted Cruz Wide Lead in Texas Senate Seat

Cuban-American Republican Ted Cruz has a commanding lead in the polls over Democrat Paul Sadler in the race for one of Texas' two seats in the U.S. Senate. Cruz, 41, had to beat Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in a GOP primary runoff and now looks to do the same with Sadler, who has not held public office since 2003. continue reading »

Reverend Believes that Latino Faith Voters Could Determine Outcome of Election

Recent studies published by Pew and others confirm the potential embedded in the Hispanic faith electorate. The finding from Pew published this past week indicates that Hispanic Evangelicals stand committed to an agenda that transcends traditional ideological parameters. continue reading »

Catholic Latinos Siding with Obama, Evangelicals Divided

The Latino vote varies according to religion: while Catholics and people without religious affiliation overwhelmingly support President Barack Obama, Hispanic evangelicals are divided, according to a report released Thursday by the Pew Hispanic Center and the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life. continue reading »

Republicans, Democrats Attack Other Party’s Stance on Immigration

The campaigns of President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney on Wednesday continued to snipe back and forth at each other about immigration reform a day after the issue came up in their second televised debate. continue reading »

Presidential Debates Ignore Other Big Ticket Items

When the presidential debate dust finally settles, President Obama and GOP Presidential foe Mitt Romney will have spent a grand total of four and one half hours battering each other on who can do the best or worst job on tax reform, job creation, deficit reduction, staunching Iran’s nukes, and getting a grip on Middle East affairs. continue reading »

NCLR, Local Groups Collect 30,000 Signatures Demanding Housing Crisis Resolution

With less than one month left until Election Day, both President Obama and Gov. Romney have been all too quiet on issues related to housing reform. Millions of Americans have already lost their homes and millions more are at risk of foreclosure, yet neither presidential candidate appears willing to specifically address how he will resolve the housing crisis. continue reading »