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North Carolina Sees 26 Percent Increase in Latino Voter Registration

A record number of North Carolina Hispanics have registered to cast ballots on Nov. 6, state election officials said on the final day for voter registration. continue reading »

Romney Fared Better Than Obama in First Presidential Debate

Repbulican presidential candidate Mitt Romney clearly got the upper hand over President Barack Obama, who appeared nervous and unable to clearly communicate his ideas, in their first televised debate, polls and media reports said. continue reading »

Ricky Martin Urges Latino Voters to Vote for Obama in Spanish Ad (VIDEO)

Singer Ricky Martin asks Hispanics to vote for President Barack Obama's reelection in a video in Spanish in which he says that the incumbent is "committed" to the Latino community. continue reading »

UPDATED: Pennsylvania Court Hands Down Partial Victory Over Voter ID

Last month, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court unanimously rejected a lower court judge’s decision allowing that state’s voter ID law to move forward. The high court ordered the trial judge to reexamine the case to ensure “liberal continue reading »

PEW: Record 24 Million Latinos Are Eligible to Vote, But Turnout Rate Has Lagged Whites & Blacks

A record 24 million Latinos are eligible to vote in the 2012 presidential election, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center. This is up by more than 4 million, or 22%, since 2008, when 19.5 million Latinos were eligible to vote. continue reading »

Poll: Latino Voters Put Children’s Issues First

Three-fourths of Latinos likely to vote in the upcoming general election say the presidential candidates should increase their focus on children’s issues, according to an analysis of a new poll. The poll also found 75 percent of Latino voters will consider a candidate’s position on federal budget issues affecting children when casting their November ballots. continue reading »

Hispanic Workers in North Carolina Hit by Wage Theft “Epidemic”

Wage theft is becoming an "epidemic" in North Carolina, according to a study released Tuesday by the NC Justice Center's Workers' Rights Project and the University of North Carolina Immigration/Human Rights Clinic. continue reading »

The Latino Gender Gap: Latina Voters Prefer Obama by 53 Point Margin

With seven weeks until the election Republican candidate Mitt Romney's potential gender gap with women faces a new hurdle in the Latino community, as reported today by Pilar Marrero. According to the fourth week of the impreMedia/Latino Decisions tracking poll Latina voters plan to vote for President Obama by a margin of 74% to 21% for Romney - a 53 point gap. continue reading »

Steak and Politics: Eva Longoria Opening Women’s Steakhouse, Speaking at Democratic Convention

Following the closing of the Vegas steakhouse she was a 30 percent stakeholder in, Eva Longoria is now reorganizing to open a 1920s era dining and nightlife steakhouse complete with fashion shows, aimed at women. continue reading »

First Lady Michelle Obama Notes, Praises Latino Community’s “Critical Role”

First lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday praised the "critical role" of the Latino community in helping achieve her husband's vision for the country and she promised to fight for approval of the DREAM Act, which would provide a path to legalization for qualified undocumented young people. continue reading »

Study Projects Increase Participation in Hispanic Vote But Less than 4% of Electorate in Swing State

A new study from the Center for Immigration Studies projects the share of Hispanic voters nationally and in battleground states for the upcoming 2012 election. Using Census Bureau data from prior election years and data collected this year we project that Hispanics will be 8.9 percent of the electorate in 2012 — continue reading »

Fed Court Strikes Down Texas Voter ID Law, Says Law Restricts the Voting Rights of Minorities

This week a Federal Court held that Texas had failed to show that its new voter ID law would not impair the voting rights of minorities. The Federal Court denied Texas’s request for judicial preclearance under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. § 1973c) on the grounds that the law was “retrogressive.” continue reading »

Hispanic Vote Continues to Rise for Obama- Latest Poll 67%

More than two-thirds of Hispanic voters would cast their ballots for incumbent Barack Obama if the presidential elections were held now, while fewer than a quarter would opt for Republican Mitt Romney, according to a survey released Wednesday. continue reading »

Texas Democrats Elect First Hispanic Chairman While Republicans Soften Immigration Stance

After a passionate speech by Hinojosa, the delegates selected the former Brownsville school trustee, state district judge, justice on the state’s 13th Court of Appeals and Cameron County Judge. continue reading »

North Carolina’s Hispanic Vote Doubles in 4 Years

The proportion of Hispanic voters in North Carolina, which is considered to be a key state in the upcoming presidential election, has doubled over the past four years, according to a recent analysis by the Institute for Southern Studies. continue reading »

Politicians Analyze the Ins and Outs of the 2012 Hispanic Vote

The Hispanic vote represented a mere 9 percent of all ballots cast in the 2008 presidential election, but the peculiarities of the United States electoral system makes the presence of those votes in certain states crucial for the national result. continue reading »

More than 8 million Hispanics are Eligible to Vote, But Have Not Registered to Do So

Telemundo launched today its multiplatform public service campaign “Vota por tu Futuro” (Vote for Your Future) which aims to boost electoral participation among Hispanics in continue reading »

Renewing the American Dream: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by Helping Hispanic Businesses Grow

I was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, but have lived in Connecticut, Texas, Ohio and currently in New York City. As such, I am one of millions of Puerto Ricans who have embarked on what we have come to call the "guagua aerea" (or "airbus" in Spanish) which exemplifies the constant flux of Puerto Ricans coming from or moving back to the Island. continue reading »

Does New Mexico Have a Spelling Problem and Does the Tea Party Have Anything to Do With It?

Check out this video on the Sandoval County anti-underage drinking billboard with a 'glaring' error. The story here is that the billboards designed by have been up since January and no one noticed. continue reading »

Latino Elected Officials to Meet to Get the Hispanic Vote Out Nation Wide

With 2010 Census data demonstrating that the Latino community now numbers more than 50 million strong, the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) will assemble more continue reading »