Now that we are beginning to come out of one of the darkest chapters in modern U.S. history and can glimpse the long-awaited return to normalities—which has to be pluralized given the many misrepresentations of power and its exercise made by the government of Donald Trump and his family—it is essential not to lose sight… Continue »

The Story of the Dramatic Political Change in the Southwest   Three years ago, Arizona had zero Democratic senators. After yesterday’s official swearing in of Mark Kelly, Arizona now has two Democratic senators. Together with the official certification of Joe Biden as the winner of Arizona in the presidential election, it reflects a political transformation… Continue »

Must read by WaPo’s Greg Sargent on why Arizona going blue is a big deal Yesterday, Arizona officially certified that Joe Biden won the state. Tomorrow, Democrat Mark Kelly will be sworn in as the new U.S. Senator for Arizona. These developments reflect one of the most consequential trends in recent election cycles: the political… Continue »

We are entering the third week of the sad and dangerous spectacle of President Donald Trump, who insists on not recognizing his loss, involving himself in a sort of golpe de estado (coup d’état) in slow motion and the plain light of day, with the goal of reversing the voters’ decision to elect Democrat Joe… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here.   Immigration, once seen as a key wedge issue to be used by Republicans to weaken Democrats, turned out to be a liability for Republicans and an asset for Democrats in 2020. Earlier today, three leading national immigration advocacy groups and a pollster who has watched immigration… Continue »

Marisa Franco: “This vicious cycle of writing off Latinos as infrequent voters — and then blaming us for election outcomes and using that to justify inaction on issues that matter to us — must end.”  Latinos, Black voters, and AAPI voters were part of the multiracial majority that recoiled in response to Trump’s racism and… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here. In the historic 2020 election cycle, Latino voters were crucial to both parties in races up and down the ticket in every state. Earlier today, national and state Latino leaders gathered to discuss Latino voter’s impact and discussed their experiences mobilizing Latino voters in Michigan, Wisconsin, Florida,… Continue »

“Arizona may have added the latest brick in a new ‘blue wall’ in the Southwest”   One of the most consequential trends in recent election cycles has been the political transformation of the Southwest: In 2004, GWB won big: In his 2004 re-election victory, President George W. Bush won the Latino-heavy battleground states of Arizona,… Continue »

Latest Family Separation Report a Reminder that Broad Majority of Americans Sharply Reject Trump’s Nativism See Related Data from American Election Eve Poll at: https://electioneve2020.com/   Jacob Soboroff and Julia Ainsley of NBC continue to report on horrifying new details related to family separation. The total number of separated children whose parents’ whereabouts are unknown… Continue »

Ever since he came down the escalator in 2015, Donald Trump has taken a wrecking ball to the Statue of Liberty, dehumanizing and attacking immigrants at every turn. After four years of enduring cruel and inhumane policies under this administration, after the election was officially called in Joe Biden’s favor many immigrants and advocates expressed… Continue »