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Hispanic and Latino Demographic Influence on 2012 Election

February 27th, 2012 · 5 Comments

By Sofia Sanchez Hispanics and Latinos are expected to play a decisive role in elections at all levels in 2012. They are a rapidly growing share of the electorate that could have a major influence on future elections as well. This has implications for both major political parties. Although they comprise 16 percent of the [...]

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Tags: Abortion rights · Immigration · voting trends

“It Gets Bluer” in California’s Inland Empire

August 4th, 2011 · 3 Comments

By Fera Dayani Right now CA Dem staff and volunteers together with local Democrats in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties are hard at work setting up the first-ever joint (state and local) Latino Voter Registration Project in the Inland Empire. This week, we’re launching the “It Gets Bluer” online and social media campaign to spread [...]

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Tags: Democratic Party · voting trends

Jose Huizar Leading in Los Angeles City District 14

March 8th, 2011 · No Comments

One race that we have followed closely is the Los Angeles CD 14 contest between incumbent Jose Huizar and local businessman Rudy Martinez. This is a district where approximately 9,000 votes (in a district with about 93,000 registered voters) were cast just four years ago, and candidates could win this race with just 300-400 additional [...]

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Latino Vote 2012: The Elephants In The Room

December 17th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Note: This blog was originally published on November 10, 2010 by Unai Montes-Irueste of Cuentame. It came to my attention after discussion that was prompted by Seneca’s recent blog post on The Latino State of the Union. The material is still very relevant and worth sharing on the eve of the big DREAM act vote [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · community organizing and activism · Democratic Party · Department of Homeland Security · GOP · Immigration · racism · Rep. Raul Grijalva · Republican Party · Tom Tancredo · voting trends

Seneca: The Latino State of the Union

December 13th, 2010 · 23 Comments

As the Yuletide approaches in the US followed by year’s end, the joy of the Latino celebration of these holidays is evident. This includes the sounds of villancicos, the stagings of the Posadas, accompanied by the season’s Hispanic gastronomical delights such as buñuelos, tamales, lechon asado, turrones and countless other delicacies from the different Latin [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Bill Richardson · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Democratic Party · Economics · Education · Foreign Policy · GOP · GWB · Ileana Ros-Lehtinen · Immigration · Latin American Foreign Policy · Marco Rubio · Rep. Albio Sires · Rep. Ciro Rodriguez · Rep. Mario Diaz Balart · Rep. Solomon Ortiz · Republican Party · Secretary of Interior Salazar · Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis · Sen. Mel Martinez · Sen. Robert Menendez · Seneca · voting trends

Latinos in 2012: Vote out Loud!

December 7th, 2010 · 5 Comments

By Carlos Macías With a new holiday season kicking in and facing a last push to get a vote on the DREAM Act, the November 2nd midterm elections seems like a distant memory. The results show the growing influence of Latino voters in swing states like Florida and New Mexico. They also secured key races [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Education · Immigration · LULAC · Media · National Association of Latino Elected Officials · National Council of La Raza · Univision · voting trends

The Latino Vote and the Midterm Elections

November 7th, 2010 · 8 Comments

It’s been nearly a week since the midterm elections, and if one thing became obvious in this past election cycle, it was that the Latino vote can make a key difference in tight races, especially in the Southwest, and that our community’s electoral impact has been underestimated by the traditional models. On Thursday, I participated [...]

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Tags: community organizing and activism · Democratic Party · GOP · Immigration · voting trends

November 2 could be “Brown Pride” Day

November 1st, 2010 · 9 Comments

Lalo Alcaraz caught my attention this evening when he tweeted this poster. With Meg Whitman falling behind in the polls and her lackluster show of Latino support in recent weeks, Jerry Brown does seem poised to capture the majority of the Latino vote in tomorrow’s election for the governorship. I thought that this image was [...]

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Tags: Voting Rights · voting trends