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Combating Climate Change is a Distinct and Top Foreign Policy Issue for Latinos

Certain policy issues tend to define presidential elections. In the 1992 election, economic issues played a decisive role, or as Clinton’s campaign advisor James Carville noted, “It’s the economy, stupid.” In 2004, the war on terror and moral issues were prominent issues. Looking forward to the 2016 election, foreign policy issues may come to play […]

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Immigration Politics At Center Stage

This week, immigration politics again moved to the forefront of the national conversation. The week began with director Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu calling for immigrants to be treated with dignity and respect in his speech at Sunday night’s Oscars broadcast. Midweek, President Obama declared his intent to appeal federal judge Andrew Hanen’s ruling that enjoined the president’s […]

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Freedom Summit Signals to the Latino Electorate

What is the meaning of this past weekend’s Freedom Summit for Latino voters and their options in the 2016 Republican primaries and general election? The answer to this question necessarily begins with the political identity of the event’s sponsor, Iowa Rep. Steve King, one of the most vocal opponents of immigration reform in Congress. He […]

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Latino Perspectives on SOTU Issues

A number of issues addressed in tonight’s State of the Union have been the subject of Latino Decisions polling. Here we highlight a few: 1. Immigration. It is true that Latino voters hold varied opinions on a range of policy issues, but not when it comes to immigration. On this topic, views are consistently cohesive; […]

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Florida Latinos support normalizing relations with Cuba

Cuba issue significantly less salient – even to Cuban Americans This month, President Obama took significant steps to normalize relations with Cuba. For over six decades America sought to isolate and cripple the Castro-led regime through an economic embargo that remained in effect because of the support it received from conservative Cuban Americans in Florida. […]

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Will GOP-led Congress Debate Minimum Wage in Light of Demographic Changes?

After President Barack Obama’s executive action announcement on immigration, the political headlines have focused on how the Republican-led Congress will react on the issue. Lost in the large shadow of the immigration debate is whether the 2015 Congress will tackle other issues important to Latinos, especially minimum wage legislation. Hispanics consistently prioritize government action on […]

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Growing Latino Gender Differences on Key Policy Issues

We continue to witness the very emotional and controversial debates over several key issues, including ‘women’s issues’ and immigration policy. This is especially evident at the wake of President Obama’s announcement of executive action on immigration. As we look to the key issues that will motivate Latinos to participate in politics, it is important to […]

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Revisiting Latina/o Gender Differences in Party Support

The 2014 election held great possibilities for those of us who study Latina politics, both because Latina/o political participation in the 2012 election proved to be a decisive factor in the electoral outcomes of several battleground states and ultimately the reelection of President Obama, but equally because Latinas were driving the increased turnout and support […]

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LD Weighs in on Noticias Univision.com: Latino Influence and Political Paradox

The new America’s Voice – Latino Decisions pre-electoral poll is the basis for the latest LD column by David R. Ayón, published on the Univision news website.  This column, titled “El Poder de los Votantes Latinos,” discusses the poll’s findings on what Latinos say motivates them to vote and what their priority issues are this year.  Ayón notes that […]

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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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