Latinos comprise the largest ethnic group in the largest state of the union. Today, nearly 40 percent of all California residents are of Latino origin – a number that will only grow over the coming decades. The future of California and the future of its Latino population are one in the same. But when we look at some of the economic and political trends among California’s 14 million Latino residents, there are troubling signs for our community, and for our state’s future.
The California GOP is dead. Could Latino Democrats pick up the pieces?
JAN. 11, 2019
California has officially become a one-party state. The once-mighty California Republican Party has marginalized itself into a shrinking regional club. Democrats firmly control all levers of power. They can now do whatever they want.
Latino economics, political clout linked
FEB. 27, 2017
California’s growing Latino population is numerically strong but traditionally under-performs at election time – and that may have as much to do with economics as with politics.
Antonio Villaraigosa talks about inequality and Mexican heritage: ‘There are actually two Californias’
FEB. 01, 2017
Antonio Villaraigosa, in the first major policy address since opening his gubernatorial bid and Donald Trump’s victory, skewered the Republican president’s tough approach to immigrants on Wednesday while expressing an abiding pride for his own Mexican heritage.
Villaraigosa, in his first major speech, focuses on Latinos and inequality
Feb. 01, 2017
In his first major address since announcing his campaign for governor, Antonio Villaraigosa cast himself as a staunch opponent of President Donald Trump and as a champion of Latino voters, presaging a campaign in which he will court the state’s largest ethnic group on economic issues.
Former L.A. mayor Antonio Villaraigosa warns that Trump's policies could be dire for California
Feb. 1, 2017
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Antonio Villaraigosa on Wednesday warned that the Trump administration’s vow to repeal the Affordable Care Act and renegotiate the North American Free Trade agreement could devastate millions of Californians and plunge the state into recession.
Villaraigosa concerned Trump’s immigration action will harm L.A.’s Olympics bid
Feb. 1, 2017
Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Wednesday that while he’s hesitant to react to every “uninformed and ill-informed tweet from the president,” he’s concerned that Republican Donald Trump’s hardline policies on immigration could harm his city’s bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games.