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Dominican Americans in Northeast Growing Political Power

During the 2012 presidential election, Latino voters were finally recognized as being decisive in shaping national politics. No doubt, the 2016 presidential contest will once again provide a national spotlight for Latino political power. Despite the hype surrounding the power of the “Latino vote,” it is important to recognize that their electorate is composed of […]

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Welcome to “The New Nevada”

The June 1st conclusion to the 78th Session of the Nevada Legislature brought to the end one of the most improbable and significant sessions in the state’s history. Improbable in that a state under unified Republican control for the first time since 1929 increased taxes by $1.1 billion for the biennium and appropriated the bulk […]

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5 Policy Issues that Show Why Jeb Bush Will Lose the Latino Vote

After Mitt Romney’s disastrous performance with Latino voters in 2012, some election observers have suggested Jeb Bush is the obvious candidate to help Republicans win over Latino voters. Bush’s supposed advantages are based on three specific observations—that the Bush family has historically had a more positive relationship with this community than other candidates in the […]

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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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Rubio’s Standing With Latino Voters

With Senator Marco Rubio’s imminent announcement that he will run for the 2016 Republican Party nomination, we take a look at his standing with Latino voters since his rise to national prominence in his 2010 campaign for the U.S. Senate. Based on these trends, we find no evidence that Rubio’s candidacy will draw significant Latino […]

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Immigration Fluency in the GOP Primary Field

On the issue of immigration, the field of Republican presidential aspirants is typically classified along ideological or policy lines—that is, placed along some array between the hardliners who strongly oppose comprehensive immigration reform versus those willing to find a compromise solution that involves a mix of border-strengthening that conservatives demand and pathway-to-citizenship reforms that party […]

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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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El Porqué de Chuy García

Sin duda, el próximo martes 7 de Abril será un día histórico para Chicago y su comunidad latina. Por primera vez bajo el actual sistema electoral municipal, se dará una segunda vuelta para decidir la alcaldía. Pero aun más histórico es el hecho de que un retador latino, un migrante mexicano, es el candidato que […]

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Groundbreaking National Latino Health and Immigration Survey Gauges Attitudes & Experiences on the Affordable Care Act, Health & Immigration

** MEDIA ADVISORY ** WEDNESDAY March 25 10 a.m. EDT – POLL RELEASE PRESS CALL AND WEBINAR To Join via Phone: Dial 1-877-876-9176 with Passcode “Latino Health” To Join via Webinar: Details Below   Groundbreaking National Latino Health and Immigration Survey Gauges Attitudes & Experiences on the Affordable Care Act, Health & Immigration RWJF Center at […]

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New Poll: Chicago Latino Voters and the Race for Mayor

A new survey, Chicago Latino Voters and the 2015 Mayoral Runoff, conducted by Latino Decisions and co-sponsored by Latino Policy Forum, National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities (NALACC) and Univision Chicago, was released at a town hall meeting this morning. Focused solely on Latino registered voters in the city of Chicago, the timely […]

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