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The Most Important Elections You’re Not Paying Enough Attention to Are in California

Community Groups Step in and Step Up to Mobilize Low-propensity Latino Voters On many election nights, California is an afterthought. Often, by the time the polls close in California, the election outcomes are already known. Not this year. This year, California voters will play a critical role in determining control of the U.S. House of … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Jolt Initiative and Ethnifacts Publish Groundbreaking Survey on Young Latinos

Full report is available for download on http://www.joltinitiative.org/ Austin, TX –  Earlier today the Jolt Initiative, an organization geared towards engaging young Latinos to be civically engaged, released a groundbreaking study along with Ethnifacts and US-ness, “We Are Texas: An Analysis of Young Latino Voters in the Lone Star State”. The survey conducted interviews with … Continue reading »

Mother Jones: “What the Democratic Party Can Learn from Nevada Casino Workers, Cooks, and Housekeepers”

In a new must-read story in Mother Jones, reporter Tim Murphy highlights the efforts and successes of the Culinary Workers Union in Nevada to mobilize the diverse voters found there. For those asking how best to mobilize Latino, Asian-American and other working class voters, studying what Culinary and their many partners do in Nevada seems like a … Continue reading »

Election 2018: Check Out These Record-Setting Voter Registration Numbers Around the Country

With the midterms rapidly approaching, voters across the country are registering at record-setting numbers. A record 800,000 people registered on this year’s September 25 National Voter Registration Day, surpassing the number of registrants from. In 2014, the last midterm election year, only 154,500 people registered on National Voter Registration Day. In the last six months, … Continue reading »

Juan Escalante for HuffPost, “The GOP’s Anti-Immigrant Agenda May Come Back To Haunt Them”

In his newest column for HuffPost, America’s Voice Communications Manager Juan Escalante takes a hit at the GOP’s pathetic strategy to rally voters by attacking immigrants, minorities, people of color. In doing so, Escalante points out the countless Republican attack ads continually demonizing immigrants — a desperate and blatant attempt to divide and distract voters … Continue reading »

Texas Continues Seeing Spike in Voter Registrations on Deadline Day

El Paso and Hidalgo Counties, both along the border and majority Latino, have seen spike in voter registration On the last day to register to vote in Texas, counties throughout the state have been reporting an increased number of registered voters in comparison to previous election cycles. El Paso and Hidalgo Counties, respectively, have both … Continue reading »

For Young Latino Voters, Politics Has Become More Personal Than Ever — and California Proves It

Nothing resonates better with Latinos than “familia,” and that’s exactly what I saw last week at a phone bank calling Latino voters. The phone bank was organized by Power California, an organization whose mission is “building the power of young people of color and their families to participate and lead systems of government at all … Continue reading »

Listen to the “A is for America” Podcast with Matt Barreto of Latino Decisions

*** * On this week’s episode of our podcast, we spoke with UCLA professor and Latino Decisions principal Matt Barreto about this year’s midterm elections, the importance of the Latino vote, current polls, campaign investment into new American communities, and more. (Interview begins at 9:15.) This week, a federal judge handed down a major decision on … Continue reading »

ICYMI Dallas Morning News Op-ed: Neglect Of Latino Voters Could Mean Lower Turnout

Texas has seen historic surge in registered voters ahead of midterms, but many Latinos still ignored by campaigns and parties AUSTIN, TX – In an op-ed published yesterday in the Dallas Morning News, Latino Decisions’ Senior Strategist and Advisor David Ayón pointed to recent polling they’ve conducted to show Latinos are tuned into what’s happening … Continue reading »

Listen to the “A is for America” Podcast with Karina Martínez from Mi Familia Vota

***   On this week’s episode of our podcast, we spoke with Karina Martínez, communications director at Mi Familia Vota, a national civic engagement organization that unites Latino, immigrant and allied communities to promote social and economic justice through citizenship workshops, voter registration and voter participation. It has presence in 6 states across the country: … Continue reading »

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