Cross-posted at Latino Decisions and Latino Vote Matters: Florida is rich in electoral votes, party competition, and ethnic diversity, making it one of the most interesting states to watch during presidential elections. Republican Senator Marco Rubio adds yet another compelling element to the state political narrative during this election cycle.  Frequently mentioned as a potential running mate for Governor… Continue »

Election 2012 is not for another three months, but already, an existential struggle over state voter ID laws is brewing—one that could help decide who wins the White House and determine who is allowed to participate in American politics. On one side stands groups like Mi Familia Vota and Voto Latino, which are busy registering… Continue »

Latino Decisions and America’s Voice Examine Role of Immigration Reform in Presidential, House, and Senate Contests in AZ, CO, FL, NV, VA Washington, DC – Today, Latino Decisions and America’s Voice released the latest installment of their Latino voter poll in five battleground states (AZ, CO, FL, NV, VA).  In an on-the-record webinar and press… Continue »

June 2012 Latino Decisions and America’s Voice Examine Role of Immigration Reform in Presidential, House, and Senate Contests in AZ, CO, FL, NV, VA Today, Latino Decisions and America’s Voice released the latest installment of their Latino voter poll in five battleground states (AZ, CO, FL, NV, VA).  In an on-the-record webinar and press briefing,… Continue »

ORLANDO, Florida – If the Obama campaign counts Florida among the states that could swing either way come November 6th, a visit to the central region of the state shows why. The Hispanic voters I interviewed here expressed a lack of enthusiasm with the political process; some are already sure they won’t vote at all,… Continue »

WASHINGTON – La campaña del virtual nominado presidencial republicano, Mitt Romney, todavía no ofrece propuestas migratorias que puedan generar simpatías entre un sector de los votantes hispanos, sobre todo tras sus posturas primaristas de promover auto deportaciones y de su promesa de vetar el DREAM Act. Pero el bando republicano parece estar buscando la forma… Continue »

ORLANDO, Florida – The group gathered at New Covenant Baptist Church last Thursday night wasn’t large, but it was determined. And the community leaders, faith leaders and activists had reason to celebrate: a federal judge blocked some sections of Florida’s 2011 voter-registration law, HB 1355. The controversial law, signed by Florida’s Republican governor Rick Scott,… Continue »

Por Maribel Hastings ORLANDO, Florida  –  Si la campaña del presidente Barack Obama coloca a Florida en la lista de estados que pueden inclinarse a uno u otro partido el 6 de noviembre, una visita a la región central revela por qué. Votantes hispanos entrevistados expresaron falta de entusiasmo con el proceso, unos aseguran que… Continue »

Orlando, Florida –  En la Iglesia Bautista New Covenant el grupo reunido, integrado mayormente por líderes comunitarios, religiosos y activistas, no era numeroso, pero sí muy determinado y esa noche tenían motivos para celebrar: un juez federal bloqueó algunas de las secciones de la ley electoral HB 1355 de Florida, promulgada en 2011 por el… Continue »