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Univision, Televisa to Develop Latino Media Professionals

-- from Fox News Latino:

Univision, the leading Hispanic television network in the United States, and Mexican media giant Televisa, announced Friday that they are expanding their alliance to promote the training of young Latinos in media and new technologies.

CUNY Launches Major Voter Registration and Education Campaign

-- Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine:

In anticipation for the upcoming election year, The City University of New York is launching "Voice Your Choice 2016" a major voter registration initiative aimed at registering thousands of students across 24 campuses to participate in city, state and presidential elections.

"Trump Effect" May Fuel Latino Voting in Texas

-- by Mercedes Olivera, The Dallas Morning News:

It’s a common refrain, heard repeatedly before elections: “Latinos don’t vote.”

Increasingly, however, it appears the reverse may be true, according to a new study released by the William C. Velasquez Institute in San Antonio last week. And local elected Latino officials are seeing the same trend.

What Marco Rubio's Foray into the 2013 Immigration Overall Push Revealed

-- by Lisa Mascaro, The Los Angeles Times:

When a bipartisan group of senators dubbed the Gang of Eight began tackling immigration reform in 2012, a key goal for members was to keep Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in the fold.

Rig the Game if the Numbers Work Against You

My S.A. op-ed by O. Ricardo Pimentel:

There exist numbers that neatly explain why some in Texas are pulling out all the stops to blunt Latino voting clout.

Consider the single largest age category for the state’s racial and ethnic groups. For Latinos, 4-year-old children are the largest; for whites, those age 54.

In 2009, there were 201,099 Latino births and 30,825 deaths, a ratio of 6.5 births to every death. For Texas whites, that was 136,257 to 108,607, 1.3 births to every death.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair Linda Sanchez Announces Bid for House Democratic Vice Chair

-- by Michael Oleaga, Latin Post:

Congressional Hispanic Congress (CHC) Chairwoman Linda Sanchez, D-Calif., announced her bid for the second-highest rank within the House Democratic Caucus.

The current 114th Congress has Rep. Joe Crowley, D-N.Y., as the vice chair of the House Democratic Caucus, a role he assumed in 2013. For the upcoming 115th Congress, Sanchez hopes to succeed him.

Wanted in NYC: A Thousand black, Latino & Asian Male Teachers

-- by Lyndsey Layton, The New York Times:

New York City, which has the nation’s largest public school system, wants to hire 1,000 black, Latino and Asian male teachers by 2017 to create a teaching corps that more closely matches the student body.

The program, called NYC Men Teach, is part of the Young Men’s Initiative, a city program that focuses public and private funding on ways to reduce disparities between young black and Latino men and their peers when it comes to education, health, employment and the criminal justice system.

Poll: Not Too Late for GOP to Compete for Hispanic Vote

-- by Gabriel Debenedetti, Politico:

A new bipartisan survey shows that, despite Republicans' Donald Trump-driven focus on illegal immigration, up to 63 percent of Hispanics could be persuaded to support a GOP candidate – a finding that could give encouragement to Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush, and a be a warning sign to Hillary Clinton.

The Growing Power of Hispanics 50+

-- by Luis Miranda Jr. for Huff Post's "Latino Voices"

Much has been said about the youngest populations of Hispanics in the United States, because the Hispanic community ranks among the "youngest" in the nation. However, little has been said about Hispanics 50+, an age group that currently represents 11 percent of the total "aging" population in the United States, which will jump to 24 percent within the next decade or two.

A Glimpse of How Supreme Court Could Re-shape U.S. Elections

-- by Warren Richey, The Christian Science Monitor:

Some folks said it would be impossible for a Latino candidate to win election to the city council in conservative Yakima, Wash. 

Carmen Mendez proved them wrong.

So did Dulce Gutierrez. So did Avina Gutierrez.

Last month, all three women made history, becoming the first individuals of Hispanic heritage to win election to the seven-member city council traditionally dominated by white conservatives.

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