Posts Tagged ‘Latinos’

Elected CA Dems duck issue of police treatment of minorities

Saturday, November 29th, 2014

As protests in Oakland, Los Angeles and San Diego have shown, there are many Californians who are upset about what happened in Ferguson, Mo., with the police killing of an unarmed African-American youth. They're also much more broadly concerned about how police treat minorities, including here in th...

CA GOP labors to read Latino tea leaves

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
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Though the political ground has been shifting in California, new research is giving Republicans only hints about how to woo Latino voters. Much like their nationwide counterparts, for moderate-to-liberal Republicans in the Golden State, Latinos have come to represent an essential outreach opp...

Vergara’s grim implications for CA Dems ignored

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

When Asian-American lawmakers objected to efforts by black and Latino lawmakers to gut Proposition 209 and bring racial quotas back to college admissions and other state government programs, the California media thought that was news. Nexis shows 85 stories about the proposed changes to Prop. 209 in...

Republican and Latinos agree on education reforms

Monday, May 6th, 2013

May 6, 2013 By Katy Grimes Politics makes strange bedfellows. This we know to be true, but Latinos and Republicans should not be. Many demographers predict Republicans will steadily pick up Latino voters as Latino assimilation increases, and Latinos succeed economically. But one area is a natura...

Video: GROW Elect advances grassroots Latino GOP action

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013
Video: GROW Elect advances grassroots Latino GOP action

March 6, 2013 By John Seiler The two major themes of last weekend's GOP convention were more grassroots organizing and more involvement by Latinos and other growing constituencies. Even those who not Republicans should welcome steps to make the party more competitive. Homogenized rule within a par...

Video: CA GOP Latinos at Convention eager to boost party

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013
Video: CA GOP Latinos at Convention eager to boost party

March 6, 2013 By Mark Stefanos Latinos had a significant presence at the March California Republican Convention in Sacramento, including a large showing by startup group GROW Elect—a Latino Republican candidate recruitment PAC. Devastating losses in the 2012 election cycle have caused party lea...

Winning over Latinos: Focus on benefits, not features

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

March 2, 2013 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO --- Ask any women what she wants in a purse design, and she’ll tell you it needs to be able to organize her entire life. The bag must be able to carry everything, including a spare pair of shoes and a laptop. But a salesperson shouldn't be the only one ...

Video: Victor Davis Hanson: Tough talk for Latino voters.

Friday, February 8th, 2013
Video: Victor Davis Hanson: Tough talk for Latino voters.

Feb. 9, 2013 By Brian Calle In another installment of my interview with classical scholar and author Victor Davis Hanson, he speaks of welcoming Latino immigrants, but urging them to understand the system of the United States. ...

Are Hispanics moving up or down the social scale?

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Commentary April 24, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi The ongoing economic malaise of the past half decade has slammed most social and economic groups in California. How are Hispanics doing here, especially in light of the bursting of the Housing Bubble? For example, consider Riverside County, which acco...

Redistricting Boosts Dem Dominance

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

June 11, 2011 By JOHN SEILER As I was the first to predict 15 months ago right here on, the 2011 redistricting likely would bring 2/3 Democratic dominance in the California Legislature. The reasons were increased voter registration by immigrants, who vote 70 percent Democratic; and...