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Creating Change One Vote at a Time

National Council of La Raza | Posted 11.02.2015 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

By registering hundreds to vote, PVD is hoping to transform the colonias and its south Texas community. Latino Decisions estimates that 61 percent of Hispanic Texans who are eligible to vote did not participate in the 2012 presidential election.

Latino Conference High Hopes For 2016 Election

Pita S. Juarez | Posted 10.19.2015 | Latino Voices
Pita S. Juarez

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Policy Forum is a four-day conference that takes place every year in Washington D.C. during Hispanic Heritage Month with a mission to develop the next generation of Latino leaders through education, empowerment and connection in order to shape the nation's future.

Overcoming Barriers to Citizenship

National Council of La Raza | Posted 09.15.2015 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

The clear upside of naturalization makes it all the more puzzling why eligible immigrants are not taking this step and are instead renewing their green cards.

Why The Republican Party Needs To Dump Trump

Janet Murguía | Posted 07.24.2015 | Latino Voices
Janet Murguía

He will never be president, but for those who have a chance, and for the party that aspires to retake the White House in 2016, the last few weeks have been a squandered opportunity.

Latino Conservation Week Reinforces Importance of Land and Water Conservation Fund

Maite Arce | Posted 07.17.2015 | Latino Voices
Maite Arce

Last year, when Hispanic Access Foundation launched Latino Conservation Week we wanted to create a platform for organizations to showcase the involvement of Latinos in the outdoors and this community's concern for preserving our natural resources for future generations.

From the Fields to Congress: Latinos Are Environmental Champions

Jennifer Allen | Posted 05.31.2015 | Latino Voices
Jennifer Allen

This nation has a strong tradition of Latino leaders being environmental champions and the Latino Democrats in Congress reflected that tradition in 2014.

Elise Foley

Latino Voters Supportive Of Hillary Clinton After Obama's Immigration Actions: Poll | Elise Foley | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Latino voters seem primed to back potential Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in significant numbers, and President Bara...

Roque Planas

Latino Voters Overwhelmingly Back Obama's Executive Action On Immigration: Poll | Roque Planas | Posted 11.24.2014 | Latino Voices

Almost 9 in 10 Latino registered voters support President Barack Obama's executive action to shield an estimated 4.4 million undocumented immigrants f...

The Election Is Over; It's Time for the President to Act

National Council of La Raza | Posted 01.10.2015 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

The simple truth is that for many Latino voters, immigration is not just a political issue; it's a personal one that often affects our very own family members.

Elise Foley

Advocates: Democrats Should Have Done More To Get Latinos To Polls | Elise Foley | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats didn't do enough to get Latinos out to vote, to their own peril in states like Colorado, pollsters and immigration reform advo...

Elise Foley

Ahead Of Election, Latino Voters See Immigration As A Top Issue | Elise Foley | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Immigration remains a top issue for many Latino voters, and a personal one for those who know an undocumented immigrant, according to po...

Immigration Is Personal to Latino Voters

National Council of La Raza | Posted 12.16.2014 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

The directive from Latino voters is clear: Reform the immigration system and do it quickly. Lives are hanging in the balance and Latino voters won't forget who has helped our community.

Latinos Love Hiking -- Here's Why

Rod Torrez | Posted 11.11.2014 | Latino Voices
Rod Torrez

Just over a year ago, The New Republic ran a story with a catchy, but slightly insulting title: "White People Love Hiking. Minorities Don't. Here's Why." Like many other Latinos in the Southwest, I come from a family who, among other things, enjoy hunting and hiking; all activities the sensational title claims minorities "don't" like.

Clear Majority Of California Latinos Reject War On Drugs

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 05.20.2014 | Latino Voices

California Latinos would really like the war on drugs to end, according to a poll released Tuesday. Seven in 10 California Latinos want to reduce p...

Elise Foley

Latino Vote Could Tip Scales For Democrats In Arizona | Elise Foley | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Arizona likely won't be a red state for much longer thanks to its growing Latino voting population, according to a report released Tuesd...

The Latino Vote Can Make a Difference in the 2014 Elections

National Council of La Raza | Posted 03.25.2014 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

Strong Latino turnout in 2014 is essential to holding leaders at all levels of government accountable to the issues that concern Hispanics and continuing to increase the political voice of the community.

Yes We Care! Latinos Want Action On Climate Change

Adrianna Quintero | Posted 03.25.2014 | Green
Adrianna Quintero

We care because we know it's the environmental scourge of our time. We care because it's threatening our families and our communities. And we want the country to take action now against the dangers we're already seeing from this growing threat.

Poll: Latino Voters Don't Want Border-First Immigration Reform

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 06.11.2013 | Latino Voices

A strong majority of Latino voters reject the idea that border enforcement should come before a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, accor...

Nearly Two-Thirds Of Latino Voters Know Undocumented Immigrant, New Poll Finds

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly two-thirds of Latino voters know someone who is undocumented, according to a poll released Monday by Latino Decisions, likely par...

Bad News For Gun Enthusiasts In Poll Of Latino Voters

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.12.2013 | Latino Voices

Gun enthusiasts won’t be getting much help from Latinos in their efforts to avoid new limits on firearm sales. A poll released Tuesday by Latino...

Poll: Latinos Support Same-Sex Couples In Immigration Reform

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 03.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly two-thirds of Latino voters support allowing same-sex couples equal immigration rights, according to a poll released Friday, cont...

Midday Diversity News And Notes

Janell Ross | Posted 03.19.2013 | Latino Voices
Janell Ross

In November, the power of the fast-growing Latino electorate seemed to be conversation topic one for those interested in politics. This week, Latino Decisions, a polling firm that specializes in tracking and gauging the opinions of Hispanics, brings us an interesting reminder that the real power of the Latino vote has not yet been tapped.

Latino Voters Rank Jobs, Economy And Immigration As Top Issues

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Jobs, the economy and immigration issues are the most important to Latino voters, according to a ImpreMedia and Latino Decisions survey info released ...

How the Immigration Debate Changed the Course of the 2012 Election

Frank Sharry | Posted 01.05.2013 | Latino Voices
Frank Sharry

Here's my prediction: the day after the election, many a pundit will be chewing on the fact that Latinos played a decisive role in the outcome of the Presidential race.

Michelle Obama Ad Urges Latinos To Vote

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

The Obama campaign can already be confident it will win Latino voters, who in most polls support the president over Republican nominee Mitt Romney by ...