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REPORT: Stepping Up: The Impact of the Newest Immigrant, Asian and Latino Voters

This new congressional level data shows that over the next four election cycles, the electoral composition will change as younger Asian and Latino adults, as well as naturalized immigrants (both sympathetic to immigration issues) enter the voting booth. This transformation of the electorate is happening because younger Americans are much more diverse than older Americans. continue reading »

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 »

Immigrant Foe:  Top 5 Quotes from Iowa’s Rep. Steve King

Always the newsmaker, U.S. Rep. Steve King is at it again. continue reading »

Voter ID Law Back on Trial in Pennsylvania Court

The fierce battle over Pennsylvania’s voter ID law goes to trial on Monday in a state courtroom in Harrisburg. continue reading »

2016 Latino Voter Poll:  Rubio Leads GOP and Clinton Leads Democrats

A new Latino Decisions/America’s Voice poll on the 2016 Latino vote puts Florida Senator Marco Rubio at the top of the list for the GOP and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on top for the Democrats. continue reading »

More Arizona Residents Registering to Vote Thanks to Supreme Court Ruling

Motivated by the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision permitting Arizona residents to register to vote without presenting proof of citizenship, local organizations are hitting the streets to register Latino voters. 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 »

NYC Considering Allowing Non-Citizens to Vote

NYC city council is considering allowing non-citizens to vote in local elections if the proposed “Voting by Non-Citizen Residents” legislation passes. 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 »

Hispanic High School Graduates Pass Whites in Rate of College Enrollment

A record seven-in-ten (69%) Hispanic high school graduates in the class of 2012 enrolled in college that fall, two percentage points higher than the rate (67%) among their white counterparts, continue reading »

Republican National Committee to Spend $10 Million for Outreach to Minorities and Women

The Republican National Committee has announced it will spend $10 million to outreach to minorities and women all while promoting minority leadership. This is part of the RNC's effort to update its image and attract more votes then it did in the 2012 Presidential election. continue reading »

Obama Nominates Thomas Perez for Labor Secretary

President Obama has nominated Thomas Perez, currently at the Department of Justice (DOJ), to be his Labor Secretary. Perez, 51, requires Senate approval for the cabinet position – should he obtain it he will be the first Hispanic in Obama’s second-term cabinet. continue reading »

Latino Voters Favor Gun Restrictions

The grim statistics and on-going stories about children, men and women killed by guns in America have led many to conclude that enough is enough; something must to be done to curb the senseless loss of lives gun violence. That something needs to be done is without controversy as Americans across the ideological divide desire safer communities 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 »

Adolfo Carrion Hopes to Become First Latino Mayor of New York City

Former Bronx borough president and veteran Democrat Adolfo Carrion will run for mayor of New York as an independent candidate. In an interview with Efe, he said he is aware of the political ris continue reading »

Negative Reaction to Sen. Marco Rubio’s Response to SOTU

The following is a response by ‘Somos Indpendents’ to Florida Senator Marco Rubio’s Republican response to President Obama’s State of the Union. The group apparently is not pleased with Rubio’s lack of passion for immigration reform especially in light of his own's family benefiting from a very generous immigration policy. continue reading »

Republican Party Rolls Out New Spanish Twitter Feed

The Republican Party rolled out a new Spanish-language Twitter feed on Tuesday, hours before President Barack Obama was set to deliver his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress. continue reading »

Colbert Satirizes GOP’s “Hispanic Outreach” - MUST WATCH!

In case you missed it, Steven Colbert took a satirical swipe at the GOP’s recently announced “Hispanic Outreach” during his nightly program on Comedy Central. continue reading »

Florida’s Sen. Marco Rubio Slated to Give Republican Rebuttal to State of the Union Address

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, a rising star among conservatives, has been tapped by his party to deliver - in English and Spanish - the GOP response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address before Congress next week. continue reading »