America Ferrera at the End of Watch premiere
America Ferrera Says Latino Voters Have "Finally Woken Up"
By Samantha Leal | 11/09/2012 - 21:43

Latino voters turned out in record numbers for the election this year, helping to decide key races in states like Colorado, Nevada, Massachusetts and Texas. In a column for The Daily Beast, actress and activist America Ferrera voices her pride on the Latino voter turnout, but also stresses the need for continued engagement. 


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President Barack Obama, GOP Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney
Many Latinos Still Don't Know Where Obama & Romney Stand on Immigration
By Samantha Leal | 07/24/2012 - 09:46

A new poll shows that President Obama's stance concerning immigration and law hasn't reached as many Latinos as one might think.


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President Barack Obama, GOP Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney
Poll Finds Latinos Favor Obama; Video Ad Says Romney Out of Touch With Voters
By Samantha Leal | 06/11/2012 - 17:00

A new national poll finds that Latino voters favor President Obama with a 43-point margin over Mitt Romney. Overall, 66% of Latino registered voters were certain or leaning towards Obama, while only 23% were certain or leaning towards Romney.


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What Super Tuesday Means for Latino Voters
What Super Tuesday Means for Latino Voters
By Viviana Hurtado | 03/09/2012 - 09:41

Mitt Romney won six nominating contests on “Super Tuesday,” called this because on this day, ten states hold their primaries or caucuses on the march toward a party naming a Presidential candidate.


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New Redistricting Plan Marks Victory for Latinos in Texas
New Redistricting Plan Marks Victory for Latinos in Texas
By Amaris Castillo | 11/28/2011 - 14:00

After an arduous battle surrounding a controversy over the state’s congressional redistricting, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) released a statement recently about a new court-proposed plan that promises Latinos increased electoral opportunity in Texas. According to MALDEF, a new redistricting plan was released by three federal judges in San Antonio that will improve the representation for Latinos in Texas.


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Latinos in Texas Dig In for Redistricting Battle
Latinos in Texas Dig In for Redistricting Battle
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 11/03/2011 - 09:25

Texas saw explosive growth in the past decade, according to the 2010 census, 65 percent of it fueled by Latinos as part of a total of 90 percent growth fueled by minorities. That lead to the state receiving four new Congressional districts, which equals four additional seats in Congress. How those new districts were drawn by the state is now the subject of two big court fights: One in Washington D.C., where Latino groups and the U.S. Dept.


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Will Marco Rubio's Stance on Immigration Hurt His Political Career?
Will Marco Rubio's Stance on Immigration Hurt His Political Career?
By Irasema Romero | 05/24/2011 - 14:04

Cuban-American Senator Marco Rubio may be on the short list for the Republican vice-presidential nomination for the 2012 elections, but his stance on immigration may hurt his chances to appeal to Latino voters.


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DREAM Act Delay Could Lead to Latino Revolt
Rep. Luis Gutíerrez says DREAM Act Delay Could Lead to Latino Revolt
By Mariela Rosario | 12/02/2010 - 11:00

The failure to address immigration reform and, more specifically, the DREAM Act, may backfire miserably on both Republicans and Democrats. Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) filed a motion on Tuesday to vote for closure on the DREAM Act, essentially forcing Congress to bring the debate to an end and put the bill up for a legislative consideration.


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Latino Political Firsts
By Stacey Rivera | 11/03/2010 - 10:00

With Susana Martinez being elected the first Latina governor in the history of the United States and Brian Sandoval becoming the first Hispanic to win a gubernatorial seat in Nevada, we started thinking about the historical implications of  these election results.


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Is President Obama Losing the Faith of Latinos
Is President Obama Losing the Faith of Latinos?
By Elayne Fluker | 08/12/2010 - 08:00

Heavyweights who cover politics in Latin media are weighing in with discontent on President Obama's failure to propose important immigration legislation as he advocated during his campaign. And the sense is that the president is, as a result, losing support within the Latino community. Univision’s Jorge Ramos, an anchor on the Spanish-language television network, told politico.com that Pres. Obama broke his promise to produce an immigration reform bill within a year of taking office.


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