April 23, 2019, 9:49 PM UTC By Stephen Nuño-Pérez The Supreme Court is debating the Trump administration’s addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census. But communities with a high number of Hispanic and immigrant families are not waiting for a decision and are putting money and resources into ambitious, targeted campaigns to ensure families fill out the census forms. In Arizona, Coconino County treasurer Sarah Benatar says a census task force has been making community outreach plans for the past year. “From congressional seats to funding that trickles down to the local level in housing, education and transportation, these decisions are based off of census formulas,” Benatar said. Those public services need to be provided by local communities regardless of the numbers, she explains, so if there is an undercount, the local and state governments lose federal funding. The stakes for an accurate count are high for jurisdictions with immigrant and … [Read more...] about Communities take steps to foster Latino census participation despite citizenship question
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Feb. 5, 2019, 1:23 PM GMT By Suzanne Gamboa When California's attorney general counters the president’s State of the Union address with the Democrats' Spanish language rebuttal Tuesday, it won’t be the first time Xavier Becerra has taken swings at Donald Trump's policies. In fact, according to the Democrats, Becerra has filed more than 100 legal actions — 45 of them lawsuits — against the Trump administration. Becerra's response will be delivered through Spanish language media outlets live Tuesday night, while Stacey Abrams, who ran unsuccessfully for Georgia governor, will deliver the Democratic response in English. This will be the first time the Spanish-language Democratic response has been delivered live, a Democratic aide said. For those who tune in, Becerra said they can expect some tough talk. NBC News' sister network Telemundo, as well as Univision, will air his speech as soon as the president's 9 p.m. EST speech ends. "I always go for the fences and … [Read more...] about Trump adversary Xavier Becerra to ‘go for the fences’ in Spanish-language State of the Union
In California's 10th Congressional District, a sprawling patchwork of farms and small cities west of San Francisco, a tight congressional race is coming down to the wire. Democrat Josh Harder, a 31-year-old former venture capitalist, is running to represent his native district after making millions through Silicon Valley. He is challenging Republican Jeff Denham, a local farmer and Iraq War veteran who has spent most of his life in the district's Central Valley. The two are vying for a district, made up of rural Stanislaus County and parts of San Joaquin County, that has voted for Denham to represent them since 2010, but went for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump by 2 points in the 2016 presidential election. "This race is representative of what we're seeing all over the country," said Melinda Jackson, a political science professor at San Jose State University. "Elections will hinge on voter turnout, specifically whether Democrats are motivated to push back against President Trump." … [Read more...] about Is Change in the Water? Candidates’ Roots, Trump at Issue in Calif. Farm Country Race
The Washington Post Published 7:06 am PDT, Friday, November 2, 2018 John Resendez poses for a portrait in Hondo, Texas. John Resendez poses for a portrait in Hondo, Texas. Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Callaghan O'Hare Briana Perez, pictured in Hondo, Texas, missed the deadline for registering to vote ahead of the midterm elections. Briana Perez, pictured in Hondo, Texas, missed the deadline for registering to vote ahead of the midterm elections. Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Callaghan O'Hare Medina County Parade participants pass by the early voting center in Hondo, Texas. Medina County Parade participants pass by the early voting center in Hondo, Texas. Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Callaghan O'Hare window._taboola = window._taboola || ; … [Read more...] about Are worries over Latino turnout in the midterms too little, too late?
“There have been suggestions that citizenship rights should be ring-fenced. This should be a serious consideration in case of a no-deal Brexit,” Michaela Benson, a professor at Goldsmiths University in the UK and a sociologist investigating British communities in Europe, told The Local. The text agreed on in March this year by the UK and the EU, known as the Withdrawal Agreement, was widely derided at the time for its watering down of citizenship rights, in particular the loss of freedom of movement for British citizens in the EU post-Brexit. Jane Golding, chair of grassroots rights group British in Europe, noted at the time that Cheddar cheese could end up having more rights than British citizens. Fast forward seven months and Brits in the EU and member state citizens in the UK – between 5 and 6 million people – have more to fear in what the British government continues to call “the unlikely scenario” of a no-deal Brexit. … [Read more...] about OPINION: ‘Ring-fencing citizens’ rights should be a serious consideration in case of no-deal Brexit’