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The Brian Lehrer Show

NYC Council Speaker Urges Latinos to Vote

Thursday, March 19, 2015

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito  talks about the national campaign to get out the Latino vote in 2016, plus local politics.  

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The Takeaway

Think Our Voting System is Color Blind? Think Again.

Friday, February 27, 2015

A new study from researchers at Harvard suggests that racial bias still plays a big role in the voting system.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

How The Latino Vote Will Change Everything

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Do issues that unite Latinos translate to voting influence?

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WNYC News

Lhota Struggling To Win Latino Votes

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Over 700,000 Latinos are registered to vote in New York City — is it any wonder that mayoral candidates Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota are both courting them? But Lhota is doing worse on this score than Republicans traditionally do. For the first time in 25 years, a Republican might win fewer than three in 10 Hispanic votes.

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It's A Free Country ®

Campaign Ads Show Difference in Approach to Hispanic Voters

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Both campaigns are churning out ads directed at Latinos. Here's a look at their different messages.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Latino Vote and the GOP

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Also, the GOP says it needs to win 40 percent of the Hispanic vote to win in November. The Washington Post’s Aaron Blake looks at whether they’ll get it.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Following Up: Do Latino Leaders Need to Speak Spanish?

Friday, August 03, 2012

Both parties are trying to court the Latino vote, and putting Latino politicians in the spotlight. But some of them don't speak Spanish…. Does it matter? We ask Gerson Borrero, columnist at El Diario La Prensa and borreroreport.com.

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It's A Free Country ®

Anna in the Swing States: No 'Mile High' Enthusiasm in Colorado

Friday, July 13, 2012

The choice Colorado voters are anticipating in November is not so much Obama versus Romney, but whether voting for the guy they kind of like is worth the trouble.

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Anna in the Swing States: Colorado's Swinging Suburbs and Untapped Latino Voters

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Follow along as Anna Sale makes her way through the swing states, talking to to the most coveted — and besieged — voters in the country. In the swing state of Colorado, those are residents of the swelling suburbs and the growing numbers of Latino voters.

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To Latino Leaders, Obama Blasts GOP for Blocking Immigration Reform

Friday, June 22, 2012

Recalcitrant Republicans, not his administration, are to blame for the limited movement on immigration reform during his presidency, President Barack Obama argued in a fiery speech to Latino political leaders on Friday.  

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The Takeaway

Romney Makes Appeal to Latino Voters

Friday, June 22, 2012

During primary season, Mitt Romney was attracting barely more than a quarter of the Latino vote. But yesterday, at the meeting of the National Association of Latino and Elected Appointed Officials, or NALEO, the prospective GOP nominee made his pitch. Where does Romney go from here as he seeks to make inroads with the Latino community?

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It's A Free Country ®

Romney Offers 'Path to Legal Status' for Undocumented Who Serve in Military

Thursday, June 21, 2012

On Thursday afternoon Mitt Romney told the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials that he would support allowing young illegal immigrants a “path to legal status” if they serve in the United States military.

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The Takeaway

Romney and Obama to Speak Back to Back at Latino Political Conference

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

On Thursday, Mitt Romney will address the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials. Romney’s challenge will be to find some way to contend with Obama’s announcement last Friday that undocumented immigrant youth will be able to stay in the United States and have the opportunity to apply for work permits.

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It's A Free Country ®

Conservative or Liberal, Latino Youth are 'Meh' on 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012

Young Latino voters are often discouraged by Congress’ inaction on immigration reform and other issues concerning youth in general, such as student loans.

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The Takeaway

Dispelling the Myth of the Monolithic Hispanic Voting Bloc

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Conservative polling and advocacy group Resurgent Republic recently sponsored a series of focus groups with Hispanic voters in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Las Vegas, Nevada. The groups consisted of people who voted for President Obama in 2008 but are now undecided. Resurgent Republic says its findings "dispel the myth of the Hispanic community being a monolithic voting bloc." The focus groups were conducted by Impacto Group. Leslie Sanchez, author of "Los Republicanos," CEO of Impacto Group and member of the board of Resurgent Republic, breaks down some of the groups' key findings.

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The Takeaway

Wooing Latino Voters, Politicians Risk Blunders

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Today’s political candidates are increasingly savvy in their attempts to targeting Spanish-speaking voters. But as attempts to court Latino voters have become increasingly commonplace, so have cultural blunders. Jude Joffe-Block is senior field correspondent for Fronteras, a multimedia collaboration focusing on the southwestern border between Mexico and the United States. Ruben Navarette is a nationally-syndicated columnist with the Washington Post Writers Group.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The GOP Primary in Puerto Rico

Friday, March 16, 2012

Angelo Falcón, president and founder of the National Institute for Latino Policy, discusses how Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney have been campaigning for Puerto Rican votes ahead of the GOP primary on Sunday. 23 delegates are at stake.

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The Takeaway

Super Tuesday and Latino Voters

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

A Fox Latino poll of likely voters released earlier this week showed 70 percent supporting President Obama and just 14 percent supporting Governor Mitt Romney. The same poll also seems to indicate that the Republican party is having trouble winning new Latino voters -- and keeping Latino voters who have favored the GOP in the past. Poll numbers indicated that four of five Latinos who voted for Obama in 2008 planned vote for him again later this year. Meanwhile, among Latinos who voted for Republican Arizona Senator John McCain four years ago only 40 percent now say they support Obama.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Immigration and Latino Voters

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Valeria Fernandez, contributor to Feet in 2 Worlds and journalist based in Arizona, talks about immigration policy and Latino voters.

EVENT: Valeria will be part of a panel discussion titled, The Detention Dilemma: Families, Security and Immigrant Rights tonight from 6:00pm - 8:00pm at the Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor.

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The Takeaway

Landing the Latino Vote in Florida

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

With three different victors in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina, whichever candidate carries Florida will have a decisive lead. And key to taking Florida is swaying Latino voters. However, Governor Jeb Bush has been hesitant to speak out or endorse any of the frontrunners because of their immigration policies: Romney wants to make English the official language of government and opposes the Dream Act while Gingrich favors tightening border security and proposes visa reform.

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