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The Politics of Latino Representation in New Mexico

The New Mexico gubernatorial campaign got noisy last week when Democratic challenger and state Attorney General Gary King’s comments about Republican Governor Susana Martinez were captured on video. In the speech King paraphrases remarks made by prominent labor activist and co-founder of the of the United Farm Workers Dolores Huerta. King said, “She (Huerta) said […]

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Deep Familial Connections to Land Drives Hispanic Conservation Attitudes

Last week Latino Decisions released results from a poll sponsored by Hispanics Enjoying Camping Hunting and Outdoors (HECHO), an organization dedicated to preserving America’s public lands that focused on the value Latinos place in protecting public lands. TOPLINES HERE and PRESENTATION SLIDE DECK HERE  The survey was conducted in Colorado and New Mexico, two states where the […]

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New Poll Confirms Hispanics Overwhelmingly Support Protecting Public Lands

New polling released today by Hispanics, Enjoying, Camping, Hunting, and Outdoors (HECHO), an organization dedicated to preserving America’s public lands and Latino Decisions highlights the value Latinos place in protecting public lands. This timely poll was conducted in Colorado and New Mexico, states experiencing a boom in oil and gas development. These two states are […]

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Ties to undocumented and deported make immigration a priority issue and drive presidential approval

As the Obama administration looks to revamp the Secure Communities program that has allowed local law enforcement to help the federal government identify undocumented immigrants for deportation, we focus our attention on the Latino Decisions blog to the relationship deportation has on Latino political behavior through multiple blog posts this week. The first blog featured […]

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Minority Political Candidates Just Need a Chance

The following interview was originally published by Michigan State University Today. It’s not necessarily voters who should be blamed for the lack of minorities in state legislatures, but instead the two major political parties for not recruiting enough candidates, indicates new research by Michigan State University scholar Eric Gonzalez Juenke . Professor Gonzalez Juenke analyzed nearly […]

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Punitive Immigration Policy in the American States

In recent years Latino Decisions has analyzed many nuances to federal immigration policy, primarily focused on the Latino electorate’s views on policy options and the electoral impact of various Congressional actions. However, there is less systematic information available on immigration policy at the state level, where thousands of laws and resolutions have been passed over […]

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Latino Decisions research critical to overturning Pennsylvania Voter-ID law

A Pennsylvania judge last week struck down a controversial new law that would require voters to show photo identification before they cast their ballots.  This is the latest ruling regarding voter-ID laws which has become a contentious across the nation. Commonwealth Court Judge Bernard L. McGinley ruled that Pennsylvania’s new voter identification law is unconstitutional […]

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The consequences of delaying Spanish language ACA enrollment tools

The Department of Health and Human Services announced this past Sunday that they have made major progress in addressing the worst of the major glitches that have posed crashes and delays with the government health care website. Among other positive updates, officials announced that more than 50,000 people can log onto the website at once […]

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Latino Focused Messaging Increases Knowledge of the ACA

A new poll of Latino/Hispanic adults in Colorado provides evidence that targeted outreach strategies in the state have increased awareness about the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The poll, commissioned by Adelante con la Salud: Latino Health Care Engagement Project (Adelante) and administered by Latino Decisions, queried 300 Latino/Hispanic adults living in Colorado regarding their knowledge […]

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The Implications of CIR on Latino Political Behavior

This summarizes a longer report delivered at the The Rosemary P. and John W. Galbraith Conference on Immigration sponsored by The Miller Center at the University of Virginia. The piece outlines the implications comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) on Latino political behavior based analysis of Latino Decisions research carried out before and after the 2012 election. […]

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