Since last month, we at America’s Voice have for good reason spent much time lifting up the Latino vote and its pivotal role in the 2012 election.  But another key voting bloc—Asian Americans—has also been making headlines, and the Republican failure to court it means even more trouble for the GOP in a diversifying future.… Continue »

Citizenship is the Centerpiece of Immigration Reform December 5, 2012 | Click here to download PDF Americans support a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.  Citizenship for undocumented Americans is the “missing piece” in our national immigration strategy, which has focused until today only on enforcement.  It is also the centerpiece of the reform we… Continue »

Cross-posted at Latino Decisions, Latino Vote Matters, and Daily Kos: In the wake of the 2012 presidential election, the Latino vote in states like Colorado has been held up as a critical and influential factor.  Latino voters turned out in record high numbers and their 75% vote for President Obama nationally set a new high… Continue »

Cross-posted at Latino Decisions, Latino Vote Matters, and Daily Kos:  A month seems like an appropriate time to reflect on the outcome of Colorado’s 2012 general election and the role of Latino voters in both the Presidential and state-level contests.  In many respects, the election reflected a continuation of the state politics apparent in 2008… Continue »

A panel featuring pollster Ruy Teixeira and Obama for America organizer Jeremy Bird at the Center for American Progress today underscored the impact of the minority vote in last month’s election, and highlighted just how instrumental record numbers of minority voters were to President Obama’s reelection effort. As Ruy Teixeira said in a PowerPoint presentation… Continue »

Since the election last month, when Mitt Romney lost the Latino vote to President Obama by more than a 3-1 margin, Republicans who acknowledge that the party must do better with immigration and Latino voters have mainly fallen into two camps. There is the camp of the token proposal, which has pushed out legislation like… Continue »

Matt Rhoades, Mitt Romney’s campaign manager, has added his voice to the ranks of other Republicans lamenting choices the Party made on immigration.  At a forum hosted by the Harvard University Institute of Politics and reported on yesterday, Rhoades admitted that the campaign’s decision to move to the hard right on immigration during the GOP… Continue »

Campaign Manager “Regrets” Hard Right Stance on Undocumented Immigrants; Will Republicans in Congress Heed the Lesson?  Matt Rhoades, Mitt Romney’s campaign manager, has added his voice to the ranks of other Republicans lamenting choices the Party made on immigration.  At a forum hosted by the Harvard University Institute of Politics and reported on yesterday, Rhoades… Continue »