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STUDY: Latino Voters Face Bias by Election Officials

STUDY: Latino Voters Face Bias by Election Officials

A study by Harvard political science students found that local election officials are biased against Latino voters and hence are less responsive to their election inquiries. continue reading »

Call to Action: Get Thomas Perez Nominated as Labor Secretary

Call to Action: Get Thomas Perez Nominated as Labor Secretary

There is an “urgent National Call to Action” by the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda to get Thomas Perez voted in by the Senate as the next Labor Secretary in light of strong Republican opposition. continue reading »

NYC Considering Allowing Non-Citizens to Vote

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

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 »

Conservative Group Photoshops Out Minorities In Mailer Opposing Pro-Voting Legislation

Conservative Group Photoshops Out Minorities In Mailer Opposing Pro-Voting Legislation

A conservative group connected to Colorado’s Secretary of State has been sending political mailers — including a picture of a darker-skinned woman whose face was digitally removed and replaced with a white woman’s face — in an attempt to oppose a landmark voting bill that may soon become law. continue reading »

Morning Joe Host Shames Senators Who Killed Gun Reform: We’re The 90 Percent

Morning Joe Host Shames Senators Who Killed Gun Reform: We’re The 90 Percent

The morning after the U.S. Senate failed to pass a bipartisan compromise to expand background checks to gun shows and online sales, MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ host Joe Scarborough raged against the lawmakers who blocked the bill. Scarborough, a former Republican Congressman, predicted both his party as well as the “Democrats who cowered in the corner” would “pay a heavy price” in the 2014 midterm elections. continue reading »

How Walmart, ExxonMobil, and Coke Buy Latino Friends in Congress

How Walmart, ExxonMobil, and Coke Buy Latino Friends in Congress

Here’s a biting piece published this week by Mother Jones that takes a chomp at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. It accuses the CHCI of influence peddling to raise funds: continue reading »

NALEO Urges North Carolina Legislature to Uphold Voting Rights of Latinos

NALEO Urges North Carolina Legislature to Uphold Voting Rights of Latinos

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund released excerpts of a letter sent to North Carolina legislators in opposition of H.B. 589: continue reading »

Study: Majority of Americans Support Legalizing Marijuana

Study: Majority of Americans Support Legalizing Marijuana

A new poll has found that the majority of Americans now support the legalization of marijuana. The poll, conducted by the Pew Research Center, shows that 52 percent of those polled support the legalization of marijuana, while 45 percent are still opposed. When the poll was last taken in 2010, only 45 percent supported legalization. continue reading »

Does North Carolina Republican Gov. Pat McCrory Dislike Latinos?

Does North Carolina Republican Gov. Pat McCrory Dislike Latinos?

The newly elected Republican Governor of North Carolina, Pat McCrory, is making Latino policies his priority or better said anti-Latino policies his priority. First there was the ‘scarlet letter’ on driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants and now the sudden closing of the state office for Latino affairs. continue reading »