Supreme Court ignores extensive social science evidence of voting discrimination against Blacks and Latinos in Section 5 jurisdictions

Research from 2013 documents higher rates of prejudice, voting discrimination and inequality faced by African Americans and Latinos in jurisdictions fully covered by Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. On Tuesday the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, despite extensive social science research that racial discrimination and prejudice […]

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The Relevance of Media, Social Contact and Positive Contact on Stereotypes of Latinos

A recent Latino Decisions/National Hispanic Media Coalition (LD/NHMC) report explores the impact that media stereotypes of immigrants and Latinos have on non-Latinos’ negative attitudes toward these groups.  Some of the key findings highlighted in the report include: 1) news, entertainment media influence non-Latinos’ views of immigrants and Latinos, and 2) media portrayals of Latinos can […]

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The Impact of Congressional CIR Rhetoric and Action on Latino Voters

A new poll from America’s Voice and Latino Decisions shows immigration policy action and rhetoric weighs heavily in on Latino voters as they evaluate elected officials, parties, and their vote choices. The national survey of 500 Latino registered voters asked a novel set of questions to measure the extent to which position-taking and votes on […]

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Latino voters oppose excessive enforcement and punitive measures in immigration reform

A new poll from Presente.org and Latino Decisions finds that Latino voters firmly oppose excessive enforcement, border security, and punitive measures as part of comprehensive immigration reform.  The survey of 500 Latino registered voters asked opinions on a wide range of specific policy measures that have been debated in Congress and finds overall that 81% […]

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New poll: Latino voters evaluate Congress through their actions on immigration bill

Latino Decisions released a new national poll today that found overwhelmingly Latino voters are following the immigration reform debate in Congress and that actions taken on the immigration bill directly influence how Latinos evaluate both political parties. The poll was sponsored by America’s Voice, and found that overall, 80% of Latino voters are following news […]

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New poll shows Latino voters want path to citizenship, not ‘border first’ excuses

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and  other Republican Senators are making it clear that they need to see even more enforcement and a tougher path to citizenship in this compromise legislation.  This is raising concerns that the GOP will upset the careful balance in the Gang of Eight bill by demanding “border security first” and threatening the path to citizenship for the […]

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New Perspectives on Latinos and the Affordable Care Act

Latino Decisions has released two recent surveys focused on analyzing Latino’s knowledge of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), one national in focus and another specific to the Latino community in Colorado. Both studies reveal a significant need for greater outreach to Latinos that is culturally sensitive. Our data also shows that Latinos will be receptive […]

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New Results from the Colorado Latino Health Care Survey

A new poll of Latino/Hispanic adults in the state of Colorado strongly suggests that the United States federal government needs to do much more outreach to Latinos regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The poll, commissioned by Adelante con la Salud: Latino Health Care Engagement Project and administered by Latino Decisions, queried 401 Latino/Hispanic adults […]

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Adelante con la Salud/Latino Decisions – Colorado Latino ACA Briefing

Join us for a Webinar on May 21 3:30pm EDT / 1:30pm MDT  Space is limited  Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/546048591 Join leaders from Adelante and Latino Decisions to discuss a new poll of Colorado Latinos awareness, understanding, and interest in the Affordable Care Act.  Panelists will unveil the results of a Latino Decisions […]

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Latinos are leaving their Republican identity behind

Originally Published at NBC LATINO It’s no secret that the Republican Party has a serious problem with immigration.  But in this instance I’m talking about their problem with Latinos migrating out of their own party. Republicanos are trading in the elephant for the donkey, or at the very least just going without a party vehicle. This week […]

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