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Voter ID Advanced in Virginia by Republicans

Virginia Republicans are moving forward with plans to tighten voter ID laws for the second time in two years. continue reading »

Over 20 Latino Organizations Urging Supreme Court to Uphold Voting Rights of Underrepresented Voters

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund has signed on to an amicus brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court challenge to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. continue reading »

Why Democrats Don’t Have to Worry About Ted Cruz?

Not too long ago Ruben Navarette wrote a most revealing column entitled “Democrats should worry about up-and-comer Cruz. The column goes on to extol Cruz’s conservative values and how they perfectly matched those of the Hispanic community. continue reading »

Latino Vote:  Republican Lawmakers Eye Tougher Election Laws

The run-up to the 2012 elections was one of court battles and legislative jockeying over Republican-backed voter ID and elections laws that critics called bald-faced attempts to suppress turnout and disenfranchise Democratic voters. continue reading »

GOP: Latinos We Are Just Not That Into You

Last week I got a call from a Hispanic Republican activist asking what it would take to increase the Latino vote. I told her, “It’s simple, Republicans need to fund outreach grassroots initiatives, invite Latino influencers to the discussion table, create a Latino friendly policy and sell it.” continue reading »

Latinos in the President’s Cabinet? It’s Not Just About “Optics”

I have a problem with pundits and commentators calling President Obama’s lack of diversity in his cabinet a matter of “optics.” As if the President were an optometrist and his cabinet were a set of lenses. As if the president’s cabinet were not so much a working kitchen cabinet but a china cabinet, where things are placed to be seen and seldom used. continue reading »

The Untapped Potential of the Latino Electorate

The 2012 election was a watershed moment for the Latino electorate in many respects. In giving President Obama a record level of support (75%), Latinos were decisive to the outcome; an unprecedented mark of influence for this segment of the electorate. Prior to Election Day, both parties went out of their way to include more Latinos in marquee roles their conventions. continue reading »

Enter to Win Tickets to Latino Inaugural Event Hosted by Eva Longoria

It couldn't be easier to enter for a chance to win 2 Southwest Airlines round trip tickets and 2 tickets to the Latino Inaugural 2013 in Washington, D.C. continue reading »

Senator Marco Rubio to Address Conservative Meeting- CPAC in March 2013

The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R–FL) will address CPAC 2013 – the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference. America’s largest gathering of conservative leaders and activists will be held Thursday, March 14 – Saturday, March 16, 2013. continue reading »

President Obama Attempts Gun Control Through 23 Executive Orders

U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced 23 executive orders to tighten gun controls, among them prohibiting the sale of assault weapons, mandatory criminal background checks on all gun purchasers and increased medical coverage for mental health issues. 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 »

I Told You So! Latino Power Surge Decades in the Making

¿Sabes que? “I Told You So!” I told you all that the Latino vote would play a decisive role in this presidential election. continue reading »

31 Latinos are Seated in the New Congress, Record Number

The 113th U.S. Congress was established Thursday with the largest number of Hispanic lawmakers in history, a total of 31. 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 »

Latino Candidate Files Suit Against Town President for Intimidation

The campaign to lead the largely Hispanic Chicago suburb of Cicero got tougher Tuesday with the filing of a lawsuit for intimidation and harassment by Latino candidate Juan Ochoa against the incumbent town president. continue reading »

Latinos Siding With White House Against Fiscal Cliff

The White House is warning African-Americans and Hispanics that they face disproportionate harm from tax hikes, spending cuts and an end to extended unemployment benefits if a deal isn't struck to avoid the fiscal cliff. continue reading »

Can Latinos Change Utah From Red to Blue?

It’s known as the reddest of the red states. And a recent article in the Ogden Standard-Examiner reiterated the fact: In a state considered among the reddest in the United States, the increasing number of Hispanic voters in Utah could eventually begin to soften some of that red influence. continue reading »

White House Urges Congress to Consider Puerto Rico’s Statehood

The White House clarified its stance on the political status of Puerto Rico saying that the results of a non-binding referendum last month were clear, and it urged Congress to move forward on the matter. continue reading »

Steve King: Democrats Will Win Over Hispanics By Giving Them ‘A Great Big Check’

Since President Obama’s re-election and Mitt Romney’s poor performance among Hispanic voters, a number of prominent conservative lawmakers and commentators have come out in favor of immigration reform. But Rep. Steve King (R-IA) appears to have not gotten the memo, if his first comments on immigration since the election are any indication. continue reading »