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Latinos and Police Abuse

Unfortunately missing from the raging national debate over recurrent police killings of African American men and boys — defined as an issue pitting blacks against whites — is the question of where other minority groups stand.  This omission is particularly unfortunate in the case of Latinos, who bring their own substantial experience to questions of […]

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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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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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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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Origins of the Latino Political Gender Gap

With the 2014 midterm elections behind us, we are again reminded of the potential influence of Latino voters. This is because Latinos have had growing political influence in the last couple of presidential elections.  We are also reminded of the potential influence of the ‘women’s vote’ in the midterm elections. In this blog I draw […]

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Executive Action Politics Columns

David R. Ayón’s most recent column posted at Univision news, draws on the new Latino Decisions survey of Latino voters’ reactions to executive action on immigration.  Noting strong and unified Latino supportt across the political spectrum for the announced immigration relief measures, the column argues that this issue is likely to remain Latino voters’ top priority through […]

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WKKF State of the Latino Family Survey: Optimism and Obstacles

Earlier this week the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) released results from The State of the Latino Family national survey. The expansive study, conducted by Latino Decisions, included interviews with 1,000 Latino adults and addressed important topics including education, health care, economic conditions, and discrimination. [Topline Results HERE ] Despite serious concerns about economic stability and discrimination, […]

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What 2014 Taught Us

Results from Latino Decisions’ election eve poll are out. So are the media’s national exit polls. And, of course, in almost every state and district we now have the final election returns. What did we learn from the 2014 midterms? Herewith, LD’s bullet-pointed list of the 8 major takeaways from our 2014 election eve poll, […]

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LD 2014 Election Eve Polls: Release at the National Press Club

2014 ELECTION EVE POLL OF 5,000 LATINO VOTERS NATIONWIDE AND IN 10 STATES Voters Nationwide and in FL, GA, NC, IL, TX, KS, CO, NV, AZ, CA Speak on the Candidates and the Issues: Immigration, Economics, Environment, and More Washington, DC – Partial results of an election-eve Latino Decisions survey of 5,000 Latino voters nationwide and in […]

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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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