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Insights Into Fastest-growing Population Segment in the U.S.

Insights Into Fastest-growing Population Segment in the U.S.

A new study examines what influences the views of America's fastest growing population group—Hispanics. The study, Hispanic America: Faith, Values & Priorities, reveals Hispanic Americans' attitudes about faith, family and societal issues and gives insights into how their views will impact the political, social and economic climate in the U.S. continue reading »

Latino Money: The Missed Political Story of 2012

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 »

Newly Elected Latino Officials Partake in Political Boot Camp

Newly Elected Latino Officials Partake in Political Boot Camp

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund will convene more than 60 newly elected Latino state legislators, county and municipal officials, and school board members from across the country for the group’s 9th Biennial NALEO National Institute for Newly Elected Officials in Washington, D.C. continue reading »

Latinos Aren’t a Sleeping Giant. Latinos are Awake, Standing and Listening.

Latinos Aren’t a Sleeping Giant. Latinos are Awake, Standing and Listening.

There’s a difference between waking up and standing up. And there comes a point where old, tired analogies should be scuttled. Latino politics are at that point; the recent national election emphasized it with several ending exclamation marks. continue reading »

NHCLC President Responds to Obama’s Re-election

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 »

Latino Politicians Represented in 36 State Legislatures

Latino Politicians Represented in 36 State Legislatures

Latino candidates made historic gains at the state legislature level on Tuesday, according to analysis of unofficial election results and media reports released by the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: How Did Latinos Vote in the 2012 Presidential Elections?

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 »

Top Republicans Suddenly Back Immigration Reform After Latinos Overwhelmingly Back Obama

Top Republicans Suddenly Back Immigration Reform After Latinos Overwhelmingly Back Obama

When Democrats tried to get the DREAM Act and a path to citizenship for young undocumented immigrants through Congress in 2010, Republicans blocked the immigration reform measure in the Senate. But after a campaign in which GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney staked out harsh anti-immigration positions, and with President Obama winning 75 percent of Latino voters, several key leaders in the Republican party are coming out in favor of immigration reform: continue reading »

Latino Candidates Made History This Week

Latino Candidates Made History This Week

Latino Congressional candidates made history on Election Night, based on analysis of unofficial election results and media reports released by the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund. continue reading »

LATINO DECISIONS:  Obama Wins Record-Breaking 75% of Latino Vote

LATINO DECISIONS:  Obama Wins Record-Breaking 75% of Latino Vote

Latino support for President Obama was huge, with a record-breaking 75% of Latino voters nationwide (see below) casting their ballot for the President- the previous high for Latino voters was the 72% for Bill Clinton in 1996. continue reading »

Arizona’s Maricopa County Elects Sheriff Arpaio to 6th Consecutive Term

Arizona’s Maricopa County Elects Sheriff Arpaio to 6th Consecutive Term

The immigrant community in the Phoenix area is preparing to live another four years with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who over the past few years has intensified his fight against undocumented migrants. continue reading »

Latinas Played Powerful Role in 2012 Elections

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 »

Alejandro Garcia Padilla is Puerto Rico’s New Governor

Alejandro Garcia Padilla is Puerto Rico’s New Governor

Puerto Ricans decided to shift course by electing Alejandro Garcia Padilla of the pro-commonwealth Popular Democratic Party, or PPD, as their new governor. continue reading »

¡Si, Se Puede! – Obama Wins Re-election and Says Gracias to Latino Voters

¡Si, Se Puede! – Obama Wins Re-election and Says Gracias to Latino Voters

¡Si, Se Puede! – President Barrack Obama won re-election last night winning the electoral vote at 303 and the popular vote by 50%, thanks in great part to near-record levels of Latino support. continue reading »

¡Si, Se Puede!  Obama Wins Electoral and Popular Vote for Second Term

¡Si, Se Puede!  Obama Wins Electoral and Popular Vote for Second Term

Democrat Barack Obama pledged after winning a second term as president that the "best is yet to come" for the United States. continue reading »