American Election Eve Poll shows Latino preferred O’Rourke over Cruz 74%-24% AUSTIN, TX – Higher voter turnout was reported all across Texas during this year’s midterm election, leading to an increase in Latino and suburban voters that broke heavily for Democratic candidate Beto O’Rourke in his race to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz. Despite the high… Continue »

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*** * Today, we’re publishing a very special election-eve episode of our podcast with Ed Espinoza, the Executive Director of Progress Texas, who spoke about new American voters in Texas, record early voting turnout, and the Senate campaign of Beto O’Rourke. (Interview begins at 4:45.) Early voting records have been set in states across the… Continue »

TOMORROW is Election Day, and all signs point to a historic midterm election where tens of millions of early votes have already been cast and turnout in some places is rivaling that of 2016 election. In the last weekend before the election, we saw tens of thousands of volunteers nationwide turn out to canvass for… Continue »

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*** * On this week’s episode of “A is for America”, we spoke with America’s Voice en Español journalists Maribel Hastings and David Torres, who have been traveling the country speaking to new American voters in battleground districts and states. On the last leg of their tour, they traveled to Texas, met up with our… Continue »

(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 »

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*** * 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 »

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 »

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 »

Several counties and big cities see record turnout for midterms Voting is underway in the Lone Star State, and one day into early voting saw incredible turnout throughout the state. From Houston to Austin, the Rio Grande Valley and El Paso, early vote totals for the first day were twice and in some cases three… Continue »

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 »