Latinos turned out in droves. We voted early and voted our conscience and our experience. Over the next weeks we will pore over these results, but what has been materializing over the past decade is now clear: our time has come.
Latinos have a lot at stake this election cycle. In 2008, over 67 percent supported Barack Obama. Now that the election appears to be very close, Mitt Romney is trying to convince Latino voters that he is not as radical as he sounded during the Republican Primary.
As the Latino vote takes center stage in the 2012 election cycle, the DREAM Act has become more prominent. The DREAM Act would create a path to legal status for undocumented high school graduates through college or the military.
It is astonishing that anyone would take this stance in 2012, let alone one of the nation's most prominent Hispanic journalists.
As the fastest-growing group of voters in the country, Latinos could make the difference in several key battleground states in the closest presidential election in years.
Outside the Maricopa County Recorder's Office, after the Citizens for a Better Arizona turned in more than 3,000 ballots collected from area voters, Parraz hailed the record turn out and predicted, "Sheriff Arpaio is going to be in for a surprise tomorrow night."
With the elections behind us, the "honeymoon" will be very short as Latinos will come to the administration with very high expectations of being heard more than in the first term.
Let me make a bold prediction. Democratic nominee Dr. Rich Carmona will be elected Arizona's next United States Senator on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012; and...
As we witness the presidential candidates carefully minding their language in the run-up to the election, perhaps we should pay less attention to the remarks that are tongue-in-cheek, and more attention to whether or not they will keep the rights of Americans who speak many tongues in check.
Latino voter enthusiasm before Tuesday's presidential election is high and Latinos are poised to cast a record 12 million votes. Our march to the polls is underway, witnessed by a reported increase in early voting by Latinos.
What happens, seemingly on the margins, in certain "spoiler" states could prove just as important to the outcome of the race as the high-profile action in the swing states that's still garnering the lion share of the media attention.
By focusing on the white vote and ignoring the non-white vote, Mitt Romney has given the significant and growing non-white voter block in America their decision: vote for the non-white guy, he's one of us.
Last week, a poll of Latino voters in Colorado again showed that when it comes to environment, Latinos want political candidates who support clean air and clean energy.
On November 6th we have to not only come out to vote but we must pour forth in a deluge of biblical proportions. We must speak loud and clear, we must roar and we must claim our due. We must tell the world, the GOP, the Tea Party, that this is our country too.
Two reports reveal that immigration is not a top issue for immigrant communities. Nonetheless, politicians and political parties should not take these numbers as an indication that immigration is not important to communities of color.
When San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro gave the keynote at the DNC, few observers outside of Texas probably knew about the pioneering role of an earlier generation of community activists.