Nevada Latinos Split Among Hillary, Bernie by Age

Nevada’s Democratic Latino voters are divided over support for Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), with the older population backing the former secretary of state and the younger, millennial-oriented demographic supporting Sanders.

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End-Of-Life Bill Sneaks Through to Assembly

The End-of-Life Option Act, SB 128, which seemed dead this summer when it failed to exit the California Assembly Health Committee, was resurrected in August with a new name, AB X2-15, and may be passed by the Assembly this week.

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How Many Latinos Need to Support Republicans for There to Be Future Conservative Presidents?

(Ferenstein Wire) — White Americans are slowly dwindling into the minority, which poses big problems for Republicans. Democrats’ popularity with minorities has helped them snag the presidency in recent elections. By 2024, Republicans may need to blow past George Bush’s 2004 historic record with Latinos (44 percent) in order to ever have a shot again at another conservative president.

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¡Viva California! Latinos Now Outnumber Whites

As of July 1, 2014, the Census counted 14.99 million Latinos and 14.92 million whites, making California the second state in which Latinos outnumber whites, after New Mexico. Laura Hill, from the Public Policy Institute of California, told the Sacramento Bee, “What’s mostly going is the difference in birth rates in Latinos and non-Hispanic whites.”

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Forget Prop 209–Use Race to Help Latinos, Says Study

According to The Campaign for College Opportunity, a nonprofit organization, the paucity of Latinos in California with a college degree represents a problem that should be solved by allowing the state’s public universities to use race or ethnicity as a factor in weighing an applicant’s qualifications.

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Latinos Pushing Antonio Villaraigosa for Senate

California Latinos, frustrated because of the seeming anointment of California Attorney General Kamala Harris to replace Barbara Boxer in the United States Senate and the Democratic Party’s apparent willingness to ignore the huge Latino bloc in the state, have launched a campaign to raise the profile of Latino candidates, most notably former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

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Will Villaraigosa Run?

Although former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa asserted on Thursday that he has not decided whether to run for Barbara Boxer’s vacant Senate seat, according to the Los Angeles Times, Latinos frustrated with the apparent anointment of Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris for the post may act as a catalyst for his candidacy.

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Santa Barbara Paper Sticks with ‘Illegals’

A Santa Barbara newspaper, determined to hold its ground against its critics, has continued to use the term “illegals” when describing people living illegally in the United States, prompting protests and counter-protests in the normally serene city by the ocean.

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