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Changing Demographics

Court Rules Texas Gerrymandering Discriminatory (Again)

Yesterday, in a panel of federal judges ruled that two Texas congressional districts were unconstitutionally drawn. This could result in redrawn congressional districts for the 2018 election cycle that will be more competitive and more representative of the changing demographics of the state. The ruling came after a six-year fight on the redistricting process that … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Democrats Need to Lean into, Not Run From, Defending Immigrants

In a new “Plum Line” piece, Greg Sargent predicts that: “No matter what, the Democratic Party isn’t going to back down from aggressively defending minority rights. It just can’t… [The Republican] agenda is likely to feature a major assault on various constituencies that will simply require Democrats to mount an aggressive, sustained defense of them.” The pro-immigrant … Continue reading »

Women Of Color Make History In Senate, House, State Races

Women of color won historic victories in Senate, House, and state races across the nation this past week. In Nevada, former state Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto defeated Republican Congressman Joe Heck to become the first Latina elected to the US Senate. Let’s take a moment to celebrate Catherine Cortez Masto, the first latina elected … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Gabe Ortíz: “On November 8, Latinos can become the wall between Donald Trump and the White House”

“Our community is ready to send an unmistakable message to Trump and the Republicans who enabled him” In a new piece for Univision, America’s Voice’s Gabe Ortíz lays out the truth: “The 27 million Latinos eligible to vote in this year’s election have the power to become the wall between Donald Trump and the White House. … Continue reading »

Thought Leaders: GOP’s Nativism and Changing Demographics Are Scrambling the Electoral Map

Simon Rosenberg from the left and Jennifer Rubin from the right weigh in with insightful takes on how Latinos and the politics of immigration are shaking up the electoral map in 2016 – and beyond With the 2016 electoral map taking shape, a host of Latino-heavy states moving towards competitive status (Texas), battleground status (Arizona), … Continue reading »

Brand-New Immigrant Voter: “When I Vote, I Will Be Standing Up For My Community”

Immigrant voters know how much is at stake this Presidential election — just ask José Gallego, a member of Make the Road Action in New York. Gallego, who came to the US in 2010, writes in a Newsday op-ed that anti-immigrant rhetoric from this Presidential election spurred him to become a citizen not just for … Continue reading »

Arizona Organizers Register 75,000 New Latino Voters In Record-Breaking Effort

Arizona organizers have registered 75,000 new Latino voters in time for the November election, making it the largest voter registration effort in the state’s history, according to KJZZ. Mi Familia Vota reached a goal of 75,000 new Latino voters with about a month left to go before next month’s registration deadline, according to Deputy Director … Continue reading »

Red Sox Icon David Ortiz: Donald Trump’s Anti-Mexican Attacks “A Slap In The Face”

Red Sox icon David Ortiz called Donald Trump’s anti-Mexican attacks “a slap in the face” during a recent USA Today interview. “I walk around sometimes, and I see Mexican people trying to earn a living in an honest way,” said the Dominican-born slugger. “And to hear somebody make those kinds of comments, it hits you. … Continue reading »

Tectonic Demographic Shift in NC Electorate Spells Doom for GOP’s Divisive Agenda

While Donald Trump’s rallies in North Carolina have become infamous this election cycle for their xenophobic and divisive rhetoric and frequent outbursts of violence, the more significant story may prove to be a tectonic, though silent, shift in the North Carolina electorate that strongly rejects the extreme agenda of Donald Trump and the North Carolina … Continue reading »

Trump Backlash Not Enough To Turn Out Latino and Immigrant Voters

Univision and Salon Examine Hard Work Happening on the Ground to Mobilize the New American Majority Two new stories examine the work being done to mobilize Latino and immigrant voters this election cycle. As Frank Sharry noted last week, “For Democrats, it’s not enough to cheer Donald Trump’s implosion and hope it does the work for … Continue reading »