Florida GOP Senator Marco Rubio has been talking about immigration lately. But, he’s not making himself very clear. This week, he told an inside-the-beltway breakfast hosted by Politico that he we need comprehensive reform, but can’t do it comprehensively — or something like that. The headline of the post at the San Francisco Chronicle sums… Continue »

Obama’s polling numbers have slipped slightly since the first presidential debate, including among Latinos.  Romney aides this week, however, apparently decided that to attribute to a more endemic factor than a poor debate presence—they’re trying to claim that Obama is not “macho” enough for Latino voters.  As Buzzfeed reported today: Romney aides told BuzzFeed their… Continue »

Cross-Posted at Jack and Jill Politics: Does Mitt Romney even hear himself when he talks? By now we all know about the new video Mother Jones released of Mitt Romney writing  off 47% of Americans by calling us “dependents” who would vote for Obama no matter what.  The punditocracy has been chattering ever since as… Continue »

Matt, Van, Adam and I were just in Providence, Rhode Island where we attended Netroots Nation 2012, the year’s biggest conference of online progressive activists. Netroots Nation was also where America’s Voice Education Fund and Latino Decisions unveiled our new highly anticipated interactive Latino voter map, much to the glee of those who attended our panel:… Continue »

It’s finally here!  Our panel at Netroots Nation 2012 discussing the importance of the Latino vote begins Saturday, June 9 at 10:30 AM. Speaking on the panel were Doug Rivlin from the Office of Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), ten-term Congressman and stalwart immigrant rights defender; Markos Moulitsas, founder and publisher of Daily Kos; Gaby Pacheco, an immigrant rights leader from Miami who helped… Continue »

Pundits and politicians across the political spectrum all agree: the Latino vote will be crucial this November and beyond as a growing demographic becomes increasingly influential in electoral politics.  Two years ago, the Latino vote erected a “Western firewall” in Colorado, Nevada, and Colorado that saved the Senate for the Democrats.  This year, they are… Continue »

Netroots Nation 2012 is fast approaching, and there’s just one more day  — today, Wednesday, May 2  — to apply for a scholarship.  Every year, America’s Voice Education Fund sends ten activists passionate about immigration reform to Netroots, and there’s still time for you to be one of them. But make sure you apply by… Continue »