click to enlarge In a lengthy interview with Rolling Stone published Tuesday, former San Antonio mayor Julián Castro once again said he's seriously considering running for president in 2020. It's no secret that Castro has been eyeing the White House, especially during his visits to battleground states like Nevada, Florida, Arizona and Iowa to campaign for Democrats as the midterm elections near. At the same time, he's been promoting his new memoir, which analysts see as a prerequisite for a presidential run. "I'm likely to do it," Castro said about running for president. "I have a strong vision for the country. I believe that our country's going in the wrong direction and that it needs new leadership. I'll make a final decision after November, but I'm inclined to do it." Castro's hesitation to make an announcement is in part due to his family as he has a nine-year-old daughter and three-year-old son. Though wife Erica has "been wonderful" throughout Castro's political … [Read more...] about Julián Castro On Where Hillary Went Wrong, the Fate of the Democratic Party and Latino Voters
Half of those polled said they feel cynical about politics and a third say they don’t trust politicians.Other responses highlighted a disconnect between respondents and civic participation: Almost 40 percent said they lacked confidence or trust in the political process. Slightly more than 25 percent said they didn’t identify with candidates. And a third said they didn’t see voting as a civic duty. The survey titled We Are Texas, surveyed 1,016 Latinos during in-person interviews throughout the state, ranging from all age groups, likely voters and disinterested eligible voters. The survey was conducted from April 1 to May 16. University of Texas political science lecturer Victoria Defrancesco Soto said the presence of these attitudes did not surprise her but the rates of distrust are higher than she would like to see.“It’s kind of a sobering picture when you account for the high levels of cynicism,” Soto said. “We gotta turn that around … [Read more...] about Why don’t more Texas Latinos vote? Many are cynical about politics and don’t trust politicians, new study shows
Strength, Love and Unity. Three words that can describe the Orlando atmosphere as the community came together after the worst mass shooting of US history, which killed 49 members of the LGBTQ and Latin community. Three words that will be the fitting theme of the five day festival dedicated to all those affected by the Pulse Nightclub tragedy. FUERZAfest comes to Orlando to bringing together members of Central Florida’s diverse LGBTQ communities, allies, and artists in a celebration of Latino LGBTQ culture with aims to provide a space for dialogue and awareness of social issues, including the prejudices stemming from ignorance and homophobia, which threaten the LGBTQ community, according to the FUERZA website. FUERZAfest began in New York City in May of this year and is the first Latino LGBTQ Festival, which is sponsored by the Hispanic Federation, a nonprofit organization. The event will feature a competition of one-act plays by independent theater groups who will vie for … [Read more...] about Latino LGBTQ Festival comes to Orlando: FUERZAfest!
Paramount says it welcomes "the opportunity to build and strengthen relationships with the Latinx creative community further" in statement Ross A. Lincoln, provided by Published 9:51 pm PDT, Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Latino Group NHLA Joins Call for Greater Diversity at Paramount 1 / 1 Back to Gallery The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) has announced it is joining a nationwide campaign calling for Paramount to improve its record of Latinx inclusion. In an open letter Tuesday, NHLA called on Paramount CEO Jim Gianopulos to work with the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) and the National Latino Media Council (NLMC) to address what it says is “Paramount’s status as the worst-performing movie studio with respect to Latino inclusion.” Read the full article on The Wrap … [Read more...] about Latino Group NHLA Joins Call for Greater Diversity at Paramount
Mitchell Schmidt The Gazette Corridor’s autonomous car research ‘very competitive’ Market study of Linn County parcel intented for conservation, trail development nears completion Next up for Iowa company: Batteries to store solar power ‘Newbo evolve’ debts shut down GO Cedar Rapids Nearly 500 confuse Linn County sample ballots for the real thing All articles by Mitchell MARION — At age 75, Judy Dolezal represents Iowa’s most active voter base — residents 50 years or older. While she votes in every election and primary, Dolezal was one of about 40 people at the Marion Public Library on Tuesday to learn about changes in Iowa’s voter laws. “I wanted to know what the changes are and how they affected me,” the Ely resident said after the meeting, which was … [Read more...] about Voters get informed: Local workshop offers info to seniors, Latinos