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What you need to know about Latino voters for the midterm elections

The number of Latinos who are eligible to vote in this year’s midterm elections has reached a record 25.2 million, up 3.9 million from the 2010 midterm elections. 714 more words

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Latino voters poised to be 'deciding factor' in Colorado Senate race

In a Colorado Senate race that’s key in determining whether Democrats can hold on to their Senate majority, Latino voters are expected to play a major role. 602 more words

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Eva Longoria tells Latinos: 'Don't sit out the November elections'

Actress-turned-activist Eva Longoria delivered a clear message to Latinos on Thursday: Don’t sit out the elections in November.

In an interview with MSNBC host Jose Diaz-Balart on Thursday, Longoria said she understands many Latinos feel disillusioned to vote this year because of the gridlock in Congress over immigration reform and other issues. 348 more words

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Leaders take history lesson from Prop. 187 to mobilize Latino voters

Latino leaders on Thursday pointed to the controversial Proposition 187, a ballot measure California voters approved 20 years ago, to show the political impact Latinos can have if they turn out to vote. 913 more words

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Early voting key to increasing Latino voter turnout

Voting groups across the country have tried just about everything to increase Latino voter turnout. Now, a strategy used in Arizona is believed to be one of the best ways to accomplishing that. 890 more words

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What is a Latino heart in American politics?

Half a century ago, Latino activists used to routinely dismiss any Hispanic with whom they didn’t agree as a “Tío Taco,” or a “coconut.”

The epithets – a Hispanic Uncle Tom or someone who was brown skinned but white on the inside – were seemingly demeaning knee-jerk responses from members of Cesar Chavez’s farm workers union or the Chicano movement who thought themselves to be the only true Latinos. 676 more words

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Obama’s approval rating among Hispanics drops significantly

President Obama’s approval rating among Hispanic voters has taken a tumble, dropping over 20 points since 2012.

According to a new Gallup poll, 52 percent of Hispanics think that Obama is doing a good job, versus 74 percent of Hispanics directly following the President’s reelection in 2012. 287 more words

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