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New study says don’t blame voters for not electing politicians of color, blame the parties

New study says don’t blame voters for not electing politicians of color, blame the parties

LatinaLista — Latino politicians have just as good a chance at winning their elections as their white opponents when they’re on the ballot. But there is a problem — political parties aren’t recruiting enough Latinos to make that happen. That’s according to a new study out of Michigan State University. Analyzing nearly 10,000 statehouse elections

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New report reveals Millennials of color having to overcome more challenges to perform civic duty

LatinaLista — It doesn’t take a genius to know that the surest way to instill the pride of civic participation in young voters is to make the experience positive. But a new report from the multi-racial civil rights organization Advancement Project and the national advocacy for youth political participation, OurTime.org, found that some young voters

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One Texas Latino Republican ‘on a path’ to change nation’s political discourse

LatinaLista — North Texas businessman Tony Pompa considers himself a strong conservative. It’s a credential he flashes proudly these days as one of four Republican contenders vying in the most watched race in the state of Texas. The political battle is for the District 10 seat belonging to Sen. Wendy Davis, the Tarrant County Democrat

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If you think you’re safe from Washington’s dsyfunction and the federal shutdown — think again!

LatinaLista — There’s no escaping news of the dysfunction in Congress these days. The partial shutdown of the government dominates headlines on a daily basis, as it should. Yet, until the recent outbreak of salmonella poisoning, the sad story of military families deprived of death benefits whose loved ones were killed while on active duty

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One Latina journalist’s tips to help GOP politicians follow Chairman’s directive of engaging Latino media

LatinaLista — Ever since it was made clear that Obama won his bid for re-election with the help of Latino voters, Republicans have known that they need to do more to convince us that they aren’t the political bad guys. It’s a hard sell for them in light of stunts like Arizona’s Gov. Brewer who

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