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POLL:  Hispanics Regardless of Age Tilt Democratic vs Republican

POLL:  Hispanics Regardless of Age Tilt Democratic vs Republican

A recent Gallup Political poll of Hispanics showed they lean more to the Democratic Party versus Republican Party regardless of age. continue reading »

Voter ID Law Back on Trial in Pennsylvania Court

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 »

Rick Perry’s Motives

Rick Perry’s Motives

Sixth graders in Texas have known no Governor in their state other than Rick Perry. He was elected the year they were born. If you’re a Latino sixth grader this is significant. Public education in Texas during Perry’s tenure has been at best stagnant and at worst declining. Public school funding in the state has diminished as minority student enrollment has increased. And over the past 12 years Texas school children have become a casualty of political battles. continue reading »

Texas Governor Rick Perry Will Not Seek Re-Election

Texas Governor Rick Perry Will Not Seek Re-Election

After more than a decade in office, Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced Monday he wouldn’t seek re-election next year, saying he would serve out the remaining year-and-a-half of his term before stepping down. continue reading »

U.S. Welcomes More than 7,800 New Citizens During Independence Day Celebrations

U.S. Welcomes More than 7,800 New Citizens During Independence Day Celebrations

The Department of Homeland Security has announced that the U.S. is expecting to welcome more than 7,800 new citizens from July 1 through July 5 at more than 100 naturalization ceremonies. continue reading »

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

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 »

JUST IN:  Supreme Court Strikes down Part of 1965 Voting Rights Law, Setback for Minority Voters

JUST IN:  Supreme Court Strikes down Part of 1965 Voting Rights Law, Setback for Minority Voters

In a 5-4 decision the Supreme Court today struck down part of the historic 1965 Voting Rights law. In its decision the court has allowed states with history of voter discrimination the right not to seek federal government approval when changing their own voting laws. continue reading »

More Arizona Residents Registering to Vote Thanks to Supreme Court Ruling

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 »

AZ Proof of Citizenship Requirement Struck down by Supreme Court

AZ Proof of Citizenship Requirement Struck down by Supreme Court

In a vote of 7-2 the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Arizona law requiring proof of citizenship to vote. continue reading »

1.4 Million Latino Voters Are Not Asleep

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 »

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 »