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Healthcare in the Shadows

One of the most concerning narratives for any democratic country is the extent to which sub-populations of its citizenry are “living in the shadows”.  Living in the shadows or social exclusion (i.e. lack of access to a state identification card, bank accounts, and healthcare) is the process in which individuals are reluctant to fully engage […]

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Latino Health Care 5 Years After the ACA: Findings from the Latino National Health and Immigration Survey

President Obama’s signature domestic policy achievement, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) faces another test in the upcoming Supreme Court case King v. Burwell. As we await a decision that has huge implications for Obamacare, we take a closer look at whether the ACA has been beneficial for Latinos, a population constituting approximately one-fourth of the […]

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National Latino Health Survey: More Latinos Have Health Insurance; Gaps and Challenges Remain

On a press call and webinar held this morning, Latino Decisions presented the findings of its groundbreaking national poll on Latinos’ health, experiences with the changing healthcare marketplace, and outlook on immigration and racial issues. Sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Center for Health Policy at the University of New Mexico and conducted […]

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State of the union preview: Latino voters support of tax reform

As the nation prepares to listen to President Obama give the State of the Union Address this evening we are highlighting our data on Latino’s attitude toward tax policy, an issue the President has been previewing in speeches across the country over the past two weeks. It has been widely reported that several senior administration […]

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Congressman Lujan is ideal choice for DCCC chair

The 2014 election has sent the Democratic Party back to the drawing board. The party looks to recover from an election that gave the Republican Party their greatest number of Congressional seats in nearly 70 years. It appears that Democrats understand that their 2016 strategy must include a focus on the Latino electorate, as House […]

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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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