The Prop 187 Effect: How the California GOP lost their way and implications for 2014 and beyond

According to polling data from the California Field Poll, after winning the presidential election in 1980, former California Governor Ronald Reagan raised his share of the Latino vote from 35% to 45% in 1984 while carrying 59% of the entire state.  Republicans went on to win the Golden state again in 1988. Since that election, […]

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New Report to Detail “Prop. 187 Effect” on GOP House Races Across Nation if Immigration Reform Does Not Move Forward

Register for webinar:  https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/625595399 New Report to Detail “Prop. 187 Effect” on GOP House Races Across Nation if Immigration Reform Does Not Move Forward Data Shows How Latino Voters Will View Immigration Stall and Impact for GOP in Future Los Angeles, CA – On Thursday, October 17th, researchers from respected Latino Voting trends firm, Latino […]

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The Implications of CIR on Latino Political Behavior

This summarizes a longer report delivered at the The Rosemary P. and John W. Galbraith Conference on Immigration sponsored by The Miller Center at the University of Virginia. The piece outlines the implications comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) on Latino political behavior based analysis of Latino Decisions research carried out before and after the 2012 election. […]

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Increased Electoral Support for Latinas

The current government shutdown is encouraging more people to reassess their level of support for members of Congress and Congress as an institution. The public is likely to decrease their already awfully low approval ratings for Congress in reaction to the current inability to come to a compromise with the budgeting process. However, as the electoral environment […]

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The Effect of Protests on Latino Political Attitudes Towards Government

Academics, media pundits, and activists alike have often pointed to the policy and institutional changes that large-scale collective actions can produce. And collective action seems increasingly prevalent, as evidenced by recent mobilizations around Occupy Wall Street, the Trayvon Martin case, and against military intervention in Syria. Yet despite its role in generating social change we […]

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Anti-Immigrant Politics and Lessons for the GOP from California

According to polling data from the Field Poll, after winning the presidential election in 1980, California native Ronald Reagan raised his share of the Latino vote from 35 percent to 45 percent in 1984 while carrying 59 percent of the entire state.  Republicans went on to win the Golden state again in 1988. Since then, […]

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The Growing Success of Latina Political Candidates

The political landscape of the 2008 presidential election, with Obama and Clinton as major party political candidates for president, brought up important questions concerning the impact of race and gender on voting behavior. Questions arose concerning the predicted level of voter support for women and minority political candidates. Is a black or female presidential candidate […]

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RWJF Center at UNM Hosting Health Policy Summit, September 6th-7th

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy at the University of New Mexico will be hosting a health policy summit on September 6th and 7th at the UNM campus in Albuquerque. Eight current members of the United States Congress are slated to participate in the event, entitled Policies and Practices that Promote Health […]

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What the GOP Can Learn from Nevada Republicans

As the GOP continues to struggle with its “Latino problem,” Republicans might look to Nevada for a constructive example of how some of their co-partisans are responding to the country’s changing political demography. Indeed, Nevada is very much a case study of how migration, urbanization, and generational replacement are rapidly reshaping the electorate with the […]

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Latinos at intersection of ACA and CIR

Latinos are major stakeholders in the core issues in President Obama’s domestic policy agenda: health care and immigration reform. Access to health care for undocumented immigrants was one of the more divisive elements of the health care reform debates leading up to the final version of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that became law in […]

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