Ann Coulter recently advised the Republican Party to abandon the effort to win over Latino voters, describing the Hispanic electorate as "a group of people who will never vote for [Republicans]." Such reasoning is clearly baseless, but the idea that the GOP can ignore Latinos and still succeed has unfortunately cropped up in other media outlets.
Latinos in Florida suffer from being unable to afford quality health insurance. When you actively work to undermine efforts to bring affordable coverage to Florida, you will inevitably alienate and antagonize the Latino electorate.
With the mid-term elections looming so closely, much ado is being made about Hispanic voters staying home. Latino voters -- who primarily vote during presidential elections anyway -- are just not that enthused.
This time around she's decided to offer up her wisdom on how the Republican Party ought to go about winning over Latino voters -- in her mind, by abandoning the effort altogether.
Forcing voters to use photo ID and perpetuating the myth of rampant voter fraud is nothing more than a strategy to keep growing minority communities on the sidelines. And unfortunately, it works.
The challenges of polling Latino voters have received less attention in 2014, because there are fewer competitive states and districts this cycles where Latinos are positioned to be influential. A notable exception is Colorado.
An increasingly divisive debate is raging among politically engaged Latinos right now over how to respond to our political leaders' incapacity to reform our immigration system. This should worry politicians in general and Democrats in particular.
This is not just about electing black and Latino leaders to local, state and national office, but also holding those leaders accountable -- setting an agenda and building the type of power to ensure policies and laws reflect our values and needs.
Polling only in English adds a significant conservative skew, and this is especially risky in Florida. Why? Because Florida has the highest share of Spanish speakers among Latino U.S. citizens, in particular a high percentage of Puerto Rican-born voters.
The monument's designation represents a significant moment in which we can see how effectively our community can engage in protecting public lands -- as well as the ways we enjoy them.
This year marks the twentieth anniversary of Prop. 187, and it also marks when the tide turned for Latinos in California.
Politicians in states like Georgia may find it convenient to ignore or scapegoat Latinos in the short term; but elected officials ignore their voices and candidates ignore their influence at their own peril.
The Latino vote has been a big source of Democratic hopes in Texas, with the assumption being that if and when the sleeping giant of Latino voters wake up, they will overwhelmingly vote Democratic and turn Texas blue.
In order to understand Latino political preferences in Georgia, or anywhere in 2014, election polling must be accurate, culturally competent and unbiased.
Three percentage points. That's how close the race for North Carolina's Senate seat is, according to recent polling. A key electorate that is small but highly issue-driven, and one that both Tillis and Hagan would do well to court, are North Carolina's Latino voters.
If we want to deconstruct the walls and instead build opportunities, then we must elect a state superintendent with the ability to recognize and address the specific needs of all students, including our minority and first-generation college students.