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New Americans And Latinos In California Have The Power To Change The Direction Of The Country In The Midterm Elections

(Spanish version follows below) This year, in many states, Republicans have used racist ads to fire up their base up for the upcoming midterm elections. In others, voting suppression continues to be a big problem, like in Dodge City, Kansas, a Latinx-majority city, where the only polling location was moved outside the city limits and … Continue reading »

Listen to the “A is for America” Podcast with the AV Politics Team

*** * On this week’s episode of our podcast “A is for America”, we spoke with our own Adriana Ruggiero, Viri Vidal, and Mario Carrillo — America’s Voice state directors for California, Nevada, and Texas, respectively — about what’s going on in this last stretch of the 2018 midterm elections. They talked about what’s going … Continue reading »

MFV & National Latino Leaders to Trump: Latino Voters Will Stop “Trumpadas” with their Ballots

MFV multi-state #VoteNoTrumpadas ad to mobilize Latino voters features dramatization of Trump-led attacks against Latino community Mi Familia Vota and Latino community leaders released on Thursday the #VoteNoTrumpadas” media ad campaign, which features a dramatization of President Trump’s attacks against the Latino community that have been echoed by his followers, including members of Congress. “Trumpada” is a play on the … Continue reading »

Must-Reads on Trump’s Xenophobia: Matt Barreto Predicts it Will Backfire; Greg Sargent Challenges Us to Hold Trump Responsible if it Does

Today’s must-read pieces come from Matt Barreto of Latino Decisions and Greg Sargent of the Washington Post. With Trump dominating the newscycle in recent days with his xenophobia and mendacity, Barreto cites extensive polling evidence and recent races to predict Trump’s fear mongering won’t work and Sargent challenges the political class to conclude that Trump’s … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Juan Escalante, “Democrats Have Only Themselves To Blame For Low Latino Support”

In his newest column for HuffPost, Juan Escalante dives into the Democratic party’s failure to truly understand and mobilize Latino voters. According to Escalante, Democrats will continue to run around in circles until they “enshrine issues like immigration reform into the core of their ‘progressive’ values and learn how to talk ― honestly and truthfully … Continue reading »

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 »