Latino vote

Within the past 24 hours, there's been an event which the McAllen Monitor is framing as an Edward R. Murrow moment – akin to when the CBS anchorman called out Joseph McCarthy as a bully and a demagogue.

Latinos make up 38 percent of California’s population, a larger percentage than even whites. On a national level, polls show Latinos are skeptical and even hostile towards the candidacy of Donald Trump, in part because of the rhetoric he uses to describe Mexico, Mexicans and Latino immigrants.

Shelley Kofler / Texas Public Radio

A national group that works to register Hispanic voters is launching a cell phone app and a provocative campaign. 

“It’s called, F- the Wall,” Antonio Gonzalez, president of the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, said coyly.  He then quickly added:  “That stands for ‘Fight the Wall, Register a Mexican to Vote.' ”

Houston Public Media

This week on Fronteras: 

·         The money being spent to secure the U.S.-Mexico border

·         The need for advanced Emergency Medical Technicians in rural border areas

·         How 9-1-1-calls for help are being answered in Santa Fe

·         Students in San Diego and Mexico City work together on videos targeting media violence.

·         SCOTUS ruling protects the rights of non-voters

·         The tornado survivor who lost her home by mistake gains notoriety.

·         A special ceremony celebrating citizenship for kids in San Diego.

Getting Young Latinos To The Voting Booth

Mar 17, 2016

Immigration has been a key topic in this year’s presidential race. And that means a lot to Florida’s growing population of Mexicans and other non-Cuban Latinos. But many still aren’t registered voters. From contributor station WLRN in Miami, Kate Stein reports that activists are making urgent efforts to get Latinos to the polls.