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Libre Initiative

Latino GOP Official Resigns Because Of Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 08.08.2016 | Politics

In another sign that GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump is damaging his party’s standing with Latinos, the communications director of the Florida...

Free turkeys! Just In Time For Republican National Convention

Center for Community Change Action | Posted 07.19.2016 | Latino Voices
Center for Community Change Action

Credit: Amanda via Flickr Creative Commons By Thomas Kennedy A friend of mine recalls going outside of her office in South Miami one morning only to...

The Kochs V. Their Machine

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 07.06.2016 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

To anyone who follows politics, the Koch brothers are best known for spearheading a sprawling network of groups that invest millions in conservative, libertarian-leaning candidates and causes.

Koch-Funded Efforts To Win Hispanics Crashing, Burning

The Huffington Post | Michelle Fields2 | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A large, well-funded Republican network established following the 2012 electoral defeat to expand GOP support among Hispanics now lies i...

Shame on Those Who Smear Planned Parenthood, an Essential Resource to Latinos

Dolores Huerta | Posted 08.21.2016 | Latino Voices
Dolores Huerta

If some people want to attack Planned Parenthood, that's their right. But they should be honest about what they're attacking. They're attacking our access to health care, birth control and abortion.

Libre Initiative makes Albuquerque ground-zero for Koch brothers' new project to turn Latinos into Republicans

Patrick Davis | Posted 06.03.2016 | Politics
Patrick Davis

As a minority-majority state (46% of the state's population is Hispanic) with a relatively small population (just over 2 million residents), New Mexico is proving to be a perfect lab for Latino and Hispanic voter engagement.

Koch Brothers Aggressively Hunting 2016 Hispanic Vote

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

Only when the Democratic Party takes Latino voters seriously enough to fully engage them, will their candidates be truly competitive in 2016.

New Poll Shows Most Republicans Favor Lifting Embargo On Cuba

Pablo Manriquez | Posted 05.12.2015 | Latino Voices
Pablo Manriquez

Overall, 64 percent of all voters polled favor ending the embargo. Only about a quarter of Democratic voters and about one-third of Independent voters favor maintaining the U.S. embargo with Cuba. However, not all Republicans are enthusiastic about ending the embargo with Cuba.

New Poll Shows Americans Oppose Defunding Obama Executive Action on Immigration

Pablo Manriquez | Posted 05.09.2015 | Latino Voices
Pablo Manriquez

Anew poll shows that a majority of Americans do not agree with extremists in Congress seeking to link Department of Homeland Security funding to the repeal of the President's executive action on immigration.

Roque Planas

Research Group Media Matters To Scrutinize Hispanic News More Closely | Roque Planas | Posted 03.02.2015 | Latino Voices

Media Matters is taking a closer look at Latino news. The research group known for calling out what it considers “conservative misinformation...

New Report Details Kochs' Plan to Target Latino Voters

Michael Keegan | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics
Michael Keegan

As long as Republicans keep opposing policies that most Latinos and Americans as a whole support, it's unlikely the Libre Initiative will have much success. But given the deep support and huge bank accounts of its two most important funders, the threat posed by Libre is one that we should all take seriously.

LIBRE Initiative Carves Space For Latino Conservatives

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 01.25.2014 | Latino Voices

Growing up, Daniel Garza and his three siblings would often miss school to pick crops in the fields alongside their parents, who came to live in the U...

Small Business Owner Touts GOP Policy To Woo Latino Voters, Ignores Indirect Government Benefits

The Huffington Post | Janell Ross | Posted 09.15.2012 | Latino Voices

Three weeks after small business owner speeches at the Republican National Convention turned into a fact checker’s bonanza, a right-leaning organiz...

Conditions Are Right for GOP to Make Big Inroads with Hispanics

Mark Pfeifle | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics
Mark Pfeifle

We so often hear that Republicans have lost ground with Hispanic voters. But the real story is that Hispanic voters feel like both political parties -- Republicans and Democrats -- are more interested in securing their community's votes than in solving their problems.