Beware the thinking that the midterms draw a lower voter turnout and that recently won seats will be up for grabs come 2016. For those remotely left of center, whatever that means anymore, who think that this day after the election was a mighty hangover, just wait.
The main story is that "immigration reform/Dream Act" surpassed "jobs/economy" as the most important issue motivating 2014 midterm cycle likely Latino voters.
After listening to what was at stake in this election, almost every person we spoke to promised to vote and to talk to their friends and families about voting on November 4th. Yet, this was the first time most of them were talked to about the election.
While it is true that across the nation there are those working night and day to roll back voting rights and erect obstacles to voting, ultimately we are in control of our own destiny. We can push back by voting.
What's the matter with Kansas? A decade ago, a best-selling book of that title examined how Kansas veered rightward after a long history as a left-wing hotbed. It looks like Kansas may be shifting course again.
It was a miscalculation to delay action on immigration back in September, and it will continue to be a blight on the community's trust of the administration if, after November 4, President Obama does not act swiftly and use his authority to remedy the inaction of a gridlocked Congress.
It's official. In case there was any doubt left, this election cycle shows that the GOP's hyped-up "rebranding" efforts with Latino voters have been all but abandoned. Not only is this anti-immigrant bigotry morally wrong, it's also bad politics.
When your political future rests on the balance of less than one percent of the voters, you would be foolish not to engage with the small but highly-motivated Latino electorate in your state.
We have now entered the homestretch of the 2014 midterm election season, with less than a week to go before Election Day. Many Senate races remain incredibly close, and Democrats got some welcome news this week from far up north.
I recently had the fortunate pleasure of presenting at Voto Latino's 4th and final Power Summit of the year in San Jose, California.
Next week, Latinos will cast our votes for the leaders who are determined to fix our broken immigration system, the candidates who recognize that a working Latina mother of three can't support her family on a minimum-wage salary, the congresspeople who know what affordable health care means to a family with a sick child.
Truth is, if 100 percent of 18-24 year olds decided to vote in the next election, they would landslide whatever candidates they backed and transform the country to their liking. And here is one big reason why they should: Citizens United.
The reason more states than Colorado matter is that from 2000 to 2012 the number of Latino registered voters at least doubled in 28 states plus the District of Columbia.
My name is Tony. I'm a citizen. And I've lied about voting. I'm not proud of it. But I'm also ready to do something about it. So, this time around, I voted early. And, just like former hackers who go on to help catch other hackers, I'm going to give you 10 ways to bust someone who is lying about voting.
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.