Voting for Democracy: The Midterms (A Latino USA Podcast)

Latino USA teams up with Futuro Media’s political podcast In The Thick for a special post-election roundtable discussion. Hosts Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela are joined by Christian Paz, senior politics reporter for Vox, and Maya King, politics reporter for the New York Times.

  • Nov 18, 2022
  • 11:01 AM

Breaking Down the Latino Vote in 2022

Latino voters were generally supportive of the Biden administration’s policies but remain extremely worried about inflation and the rising cost of living. Pre-election myths about frustration leading to a seismic Latino shift towards the right were ultimately wrong.

  • Nov 15, 2022
  • 12:15 PM

Latino Vote Surged in 2022 Elections, Experts Say

Latinos made up about one in 10 of the votes cast during the 2022 midterm elections, according to a study conducted by the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials. Roughly 35 million Latinos were eligible to vote, representing 14 percent of the electorate.

  • Nov 10, 2022
  • 3:57 PM

‘We Need to Be Seen’: Record Number of Latinos Running in 2022 Elections

Tuesday’s midterm elections will likely see a “historic” rise in Latino representation in Congress, statewide offices, and state legislatures, according to a study conducted by NALEO. Latinos are running for top offices in 44 states.

  • Nov 7, 2022
  • 5:02 PM

‘We Can’t Let Up’: Arizona’s Midterm Battle (A Latino USA Podcast)

Ahead of November’s midterm elections, Latino USA travels to Arizona to follow three Latinos who are part of a grassroots movement that transformed Arizona into a battleground state in 2020. Today they face a new challenge: protecting voting rights in the wake of election-denying candidates endorsed by former President Trump.

  • Oct 7, 2022
  • 11:17 AM

Senate Reacts to Kansas Abortion Vote Ahead of Midterm Elections

After voters in Kansas, one of the most conservative states in the country, rejected a ballot measure Tuesday that would have allowed state lawmakers to ban abortion, Latino Rebels asked senators if the issue of abortion rights could cost Republicans seats in November’s midterm elections.

  • Aug 3, 2022
  • 5:14 PM

Newly Naturalized Citizens Could Swing Key Midterm Elections, Says Report

On Wednesday the National Partnership for New Americans and the Service Employees International Union announced the New American Voters 2022 campaign alongside a report showcasing how the voting power of newly naturalized citizens can impact the midterm elections.

  • Jul 20, 2022
  • 3:56 PM

Report: Growing Latino Vote Could Decide Elections in 2022, Beyond

A study from the UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Institute analyzed the electoral choices of Latino voters in U.S. Senate races across five states in 2020. The findings show that a notable percentage of the growing Latino electorate split its ballots between parties when choosing Senate candidates and presidential candidates.

  • Jul 19, 2022
  • 11:25 AM

1 in 3 Fears Immigrants Influence US Elections: AP-NORC Poll

With anti-immigrant rhetoric bubbling over in the leadup to this year’s critical midterm elections, about one in three U.S. adults believes an effort is underway to replace U.S.-born Americans with immigrants for electoral gains.

  • May 9, 2022
  • 5:14 PM

Democrat Beto O’Rourke Running for Texas Governor in 2022

Democrat Beto O’Rourke is running for governor of Texas, pursuing a blue breakthrough in America’s biggest red state after his star-making U.S. Senate campaign in 2018 put him closer than anyone else in decades.

  • Nov 15, 2021
  • 11:48 AM

To Court Latinos, Democrats Have to Expand Strategy in 2022

“It was extremely important and extremely helpful to the campaign to be able to tap into that enthusiasm, to be able to tap into that incredible network. I think it made all the difference into turning Arizona blue,” said Jessica Mejia, Arizona director for Biden’s campaign.

  • Nov 30, 2020
  • 10:31 AM

Report Says 5.3 Million Newly Naturalized Citizens Will Be Eligible to Vote in 2020 Elections

News of the report’s release coincided with a nationwide campaign to encourage civic engagement among newly naturalized citizens.

  • Feb 5, 2020
  • 9:15 AM

Can Latinas Be the Difference for the 2018 Midterms? (PODCAST)

Latino Rebels Radio: October 31, 2018

  • Oct 31, 2018
  • 5:55 PM

Democrats Show Surprising Strength; Control of Congress Unclear

WASHINGTON (AP) — Control of Congress hung in the balance Wednesday as Democrats showed surprising strength, defeating Republicans in a series of competitive races and defying expectations that high inflation and President Joe Biden’s low approval ratings would drag the party down.

  • Nov 9, 2022
  • 9:54 AM

Centering Latinos in the Anti-Gun Violence Movement (OPINION)

With gun violence becoming a top political issue for Latinx voters, and Latinx people in the U.S. dying from gun violence at a faster rate than their white peers, we need more Latinx faces organizing to end gun violence.

  • Sep 23, 2022
  • 2:37 PM

Reasons Why My Primos Didn’t Vote (OPINION)

Every 30 seconds, a Latinx person turns 18. It is time to identify and dispel some of the most pervasive lies told to Latinx voters that impede participation. It is time to challenge mainstream narratives and tell our truth.

  • Apr 21, 2022
  • 2:31 PM

Poll: Latino Voters Split Between Democrats and Republicans

Latino men leaned Republican much more than Latinas, due largely to economic concerns, with Latino men saying Republicans have a better economic policy and Latinas saying Democrats were better with the economy

  • Dec 9, 2021
  • 1:37 PM

On Border Tour, Harris Cites ‘Progress’ in ‘Tough’ Situation

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris asserted Friday that the Biden administration had made progress tackling a migration spike that’s drawn fire from Republicans and made fellow Democrats uncomfortable. Her first trip to the U.S.-Mexico border as head of the Biden administration’s response is being closely watched on all sides.

  • Jun 25, 2021
  • 4:00 PM

From Vote to Virus, Misinformation Campaign Targets Latinos

That flow of misinformation has only intensified since Election Day, researchers and political analysts say.

  • Mar 8, 2021
  • 12:22 PM

In Search of the ‘Latino Vote’ (OPINION)

The “Latino vote” is the Holy Grail of politics, and locking it down is more difficult than people seem to have anticipated. A breakdown of why viewing Latino voters as a monolith is a mistake.

  • Nov 18, 2022
  • 5:06 PM

Brownlisted: What I’ve Read, Seen and Heard This Week (OPINION)

The first of a weekly column by senior editor Hector Luis Alamo in which he gives an overview of the most interesting and important things he’s read, seen, or heard during the past week, providing his thoughts on them.

  • Nov 18, 2022
  • 1:47 PM

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