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Latinos Urge Obama to Take Action on Climate Change

Latino families are especially vulnerable to health complications from breathing polluted air, which makes them strong supporters of President Obama taking action against climate change by limiting carbon pollution from the nation’s power plants, 18 Latino organizations told the president in a letter. 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 »

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 »

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 »

Voto Latino: Make Sure We Don’t Miss a Beat When We Start the New Year

From VotoLatino: Tomorrow we start a new year -- and Voto Latino turns a new page. The 2012 election made it clear that American demographics are changing. Now, the future of our democracy depends on our ability to get our 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 »

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 »

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 »

Bill O’Reilly is Right, I Do Want Things

It’s not often that I agree with Bill O’Reilly, and I’ve definitely never been moved to write about it. But on the eve of the election, as votes were being counted, O’Reilly, the FOX News personality, was on FOX giving his opinion on why it appeared that President Obama was poised to win. continue reading »

Latino Voters Call on Lawmakers to Invest in Children

An analysis of nationwide election eve poll released today by the First Focus Campaign for Children shows overwhelming support from Latino voters for a wide range of federal investments in America’s children at levels higher than voters of all demographics and political affiliations. continue reading »

Latino Money: The Missed Political Story of 2012

Here’s something interesting that bubbled up in the wake of last week’s election: 4% of all itemized political contributions this year came from mostly Latino neighborhoods. continue reading »

NHCLC President Responds to Obama’s Re-election

The following is a statement from the Rev. Samuel Rodriguez: "First, permit me to congratulate the President on his re-election. I pray that our President will be used by God to bring our nation together. I pray that he will recognize the image of God in every human being (in and out of the womb), strengthen families, defend religious liberty both domestically and abroad, alleviate poverty, protect our Judeo-Christian value system, and advance the cause of immigration reform. 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 »

Latinas Played Powerful Role in 2012 Elections

Latinas and other women of color played an historic role in last night’s election, helping President Obama secure key wins in swing states like Ohio, Virginia, Nevada and Colorado. While media analysts are noting the significant women’s vote, in fact Latina and women of color voters provided the winning margin: Seventy-six percent of Latinas and 96 percent of black women voted for Obama. Interestingly, only 65 percent of male Latinos voted for Obama, reflecting the national gender gap. continue reading »

Latino Evangelicals and the 2012 Election

Dr. Gaston Espinosa, nationally recognized scholar on Hispanic evangelicals, directed a scientific survey on Latino Religions and the 2012 elections. Espinosa, in cooperation with the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference also issued and published a survey in 2008. The survey captures interesting findings particularly on how Hispanic Catholics and Hispanic Evangelicals are currently leaning as it pertains to the Presidential election. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: What Influences Latino and African Youth Voters

With just 4 days until the 2012 general election, the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning & Education (CIRCLE), the premiere youth think tank based at Tufts University, released an infographic and key summary of polling data, which was released over the last week on youth and the 2012 election. continue reading »

5 Things the Next President Should Learn About Latinos

Regardless of who wins the Presidential race next Tuesday, there is one undeniable factor in the mix this election: the rise of the importance of the Latino electorate. continue reading »