Latino vote http://tpr.org en As More Latinos Drop Religion, Should GOP Be Extra Worried? http://tpr.org/post/more-latinos-drop-religion-should-gop-be-extra-worried A big deal has been made about the Republican Party's so-called <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/republicans-hispanic-problem--in-2-charts/2012/05/24/gJQAIBTqmU_blog.html">Hispanic problem</a> during recent U.S. election cycles. But there's another group — largely white and male — that has also struggled to increase the number of Latinos in its ranks: America's religiously unaffiliated. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:14:00 +0000 editor 33686 at http://tpr.org As More Latinos Drop Religion, Should GOP Be Extra Worried? Abbott And Davis Launch New Online Efforts To Reach Latino Voters http://tpr.org/post/abbott-and-davis-launch-new-online-efforts-reach-latino-voters <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week Democratic and Republican candidates for governor Wendy Davis and Greg Abbott</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> both&nbsp; launched separate online efforts to reach Latino voters.</span></p><p>Abbott’s online campaign ad details how multiculturalism works for a modern-day Texas. The ad features Abbott’s mixed-race family.</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 15:09:20 +0000 Ryan Poppe 28509 at http://tpr.org Abbott And Davis Launch New Online Efforts To Reach Latino Voters Villalba Says Republicans Need To Engage Latino Electorate To Keep Texas Red http://tpr.org/post/villalba-says-republicans-need-engage-latino-electorate-keep-texas-red <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State Rep. Jason Villalba, R-Dallas, stopped through San Antonio on a statewide speaking tour, hoping to make an impact with Latino voters that will help keep Republicans in the majority.</span></p><p>Villalba's message is that the Republican party faces a major challenge with its outreach and engagement of Latino voters.</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 18:53:20 +0000 Ryan Poppe 28481 at http://tpr.org Comfortable Primary Win For Abbott Sets Up Showdown Agaist Davis In General Election http://tpr.org/post/comfortable-primary-win-abbott-sets-showdown-agaist-davis-general-election <p></p><p>Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott easily cruised to a primary victory Tuesday night, claiming over 91 percent of the votes cast, and is now looking forward to the general election in November.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Former Texas Secretary of State Hope </span>Andrade<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> said it’s no accident that Abbott picked San Antonio to hold his primary victory celebration. She said it’s a city that’s close to his heart and it’s also key to helping the Texas Republican Party win a greater share of the Hispanic vote.</span></p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 18:50:37 +0000 David Martin Davies 27744 at http://tpr.org Comfortable Primary Win For Abbott Sets Up Showdown Agaist Davis In General Election The Source: The GOP And The Latino Vote http://tpr.org/post/source-gop-and-latino-vote <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The last presidential election showed the kind of clout that Latino voters have. With President Barack Obama gaining a&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;of the demographic the question has been: What will the GOP do to gain traction with Latinos?</span></p><p>Has the Democratic party just done a better job of welcoming Latinos?</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 17:50:33 +0000 Paul Flahive 26093 at http://tpr.org The Source: The GOP And The Latino Vote Border Detention Cells Are So Cold, Migrants Call Them "Freezers" http://tpr.org/post/border-detention-cells-are-so-cold-migrants-call-them-freezers <p><strong>Fronteras:</strong> The undocumented family members of military personnel&nbsp;are set to&nbsp;have an easier time gaining legal status, thanks to a new federal policy. Navajo Nation casinos stimulate the economy, but at a cost. As the nation remembers the last tragic day of JFK's presidency, many Latinos of that era reflect on what he meant to their emerging political bloc. Migrants say Border Patrol dentition cells are dangerously cold, so cold they call them "freezers."</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 18:57:32 +0000 Crystal Chavez 22380 at http://tpr.org Border Detention Cells Are So Cold, Migrants Call Them "Freezers" JFK's Fateful Last Night And The Latino Vote http://tpr.org/post/jfks-fateful-last-night-and-latino-vote <p>As the nation remembers the last tragic day of John F. Kennedy’s presidency, many Latino voters of that era reflect on what the 35th president meant to their emerging political bloc.</p><p>JFK had a special connection to the Mexican-American voter, and his campaign helped create the Latino Democratic political coalitions that still exist today.</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 22:36:01 +0000 David Martin Davies 22262 at http://tpr.org JFK's Fateful Last Night And The Latino Vote Mobilizing Latino Vote Could Be Tough For Davis Campaign http://tpr.org/post/mobilizing-latino-vote-could-be-tough-davis-campaign <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In order for Wendy Davis to win the governor&#39;s office in 2014, one of the keys for her campaign will be mobilizing the Latino vote, which could be hard to do.</span></p><p>SMU Political Science Professor Mathew Wilson said one of the biggest challenges for Davis in the race for governor is that the 2014 election is not a presidential election year, meaning turnout will be low in a group of voters with an already low turnout at the ballot box.</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 15:20:44 +0000 Ryan Poppe 19759 at http://tpr.org Mobilizing Latino Vote Could Be Tough For Davis Campaign Mismatched Names Could Keep You From Voting http://tpr.org/post/mismatched-names-could-keep-you-voting <p>With the Texas voter ID law in effect you need to make sure the name on your ID matches the one on your voter registration card. If they don't, you could run into difficulty at the polls.&nbsp;</p><p>"For instance," said Bexar County Elections Administrator Jacque Callanen, "my name is Jacque. One document would be 'Jacque,' another would be 'Jacquelyn.' That’s a similar name."</p><p>Callanen said voters with similar names will be asked to fill out additional forms at the polling place to make the changes before voting.</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Joey Palacios 17232 at http://tpr.org Mismatched Names Could Keep You From Voting Immigration Reform Putting Some Republicans In Hot Seat http://tpr.org/post/immigration-reform-putting-some-republicans-hot-seat <p><strong>Fronteras</strong>: Any new immigration bill will include some measure of&nbsp;increased border surveillance, which doesn't sit well with people already fed up with federal scrutiny. As members of Congress begin their August break, many will be getting an earful from constituents about immigration reform. A college in Southern Nevada is struggling to meet the needs of its growing Latino student body. Part of the Navajo Nation has been slow to rebuild after a development freeze, which is affecting some of the poorest people on the reservation.</p><p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 16:51:10 +0000 Crystal Chavez 16379 at http://tpr.org Immigration Reform Putting Some Republicans In Hot Seat