The Tennessee Democratic Party recently held its first-ever summit specifically targeting the Hispanic community, and included discussions about how to register people to vote, calls for volunteers to get active in politics.
The United States Supreme Court will gear up for a rare Monday afternoon session that has Latinos square in the middle of a Texas redistricting showdown.
Democrats are counting on enthusiastic support from Hispanics to propel them to victory one year from now, even though a lack of progress on immigration reform under President Obama and increasingly harsh rhetoric from Republicans has left many Hispanics disenchanted with both parties.
The victory of three Republican Latinos in last year's election is a warning sign for Democrats. Political activists and campaign strategists say Democrats need to do more to bolster their Latino candidates.
Some pundits and political operatives — mostly Democrats — have already announced the demise of the Republican Party. Contrary to the claims made by some, the record shows that Republicans will continue to attract Hispanic voters, and more Republican Hispanic candidates will be elected to public office. Perhaps that’s what really worries some of the critics.
On May 26, the Census released what an official at the bureau described as "the latest, most up to date data on the Hispanic population in the United States." The numbers, culled from its 2010 survey, tell a remarkable -- albeit anticipated -- story: The Hispanic population is growing at a rate much faster than any other demographic.