Tag: Latino voters

Gay Latinos in Queens celebrate the passage of marriage equality in New York State

De Leon: Obama’s Gay Marriage Stance Won’t Cost Him the Latino Vote

Analysts say the president’s stance on marriage equality will be overshadowed by his reputation on the economy and immigration reform in the eyes of Latino voters.

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De Leon Commentary: ‘Estamos Unidos’ President Obama Woos En Español

The Obama campaign unleashed a $25 million advertising blitz targeting Latino voters in the battleground states of Florida, Nevada and Colorado.

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Marco Rubio’s “Dream Act” and the GOP Vice Presidential Sweepstakes

The GOP Senator is working on a version of the bill supported by Latinos and long-championed by Democrats. Could it win Rubio the nod as Mitt Romney’s running mate?

A Latino child in Georgia

Georgia, Latinos, and the Latino Vote

Georgia closed its legislative session last week without passing SB 458, a proposed anti-immigration law. Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials, believes that’s because the state’s appetite for draconian immigration laws is diminishing.

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De Leon: Justice Department Protects Latino Citizens’ Right to Vote

The Justice Department blocked Texas’ new voter ID law out of concern that it violated the 1965 Voting Rights Act and would suppress turnout among Latino voters.

The general election is November 2 - Photo: Rob Boudon/flickr

Latino Voters Blame Both Parties for Lack of Progress on Immigration Reform

Republicans are criticized for the lack of progress on immigration reform in a new poll of Hispanic voters, but dissatisfaction with Democrats is seen as well. 49 percent say they are “certain” to vote for President Obama in 2012.

A record number of Latino voters voted in the midterm elections

More Than 6.6 Million Latinos Voted in the 2010 Elections

Latinos represented 6.9 percent of all voters, a record for a midterm election. But their participation in elections still lags behind the population as a whole.

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Who’s Behind the “Don’t Vote” Ad Aimed at Latino Voters

A look at who funded the controversial ad urging Latino voters to stay in on Election Day.

The general election is November 2 - Photo: Rob Boudon/flickr

Immigration Reform Advocates Campaign for Votes

A $300,000 effort led by the immigration reform movement aims to bring Hispanic voters to the polls in November to support Democratic candidates.

The 39th district in Queens, NY - Photo: Catalina Jaramillo

Against All Odds, Monserrate Still In The Fight

Hiram Monserrate, who was forced to resign from the NY State Senate after being convicted of attacking his girlfriend, is trying to stage a political comeback. Experts are not counting him out in his Primary race against Francisco Moya who has won numerous endorsements.