A substantial increase in budget, double the staff focused on Latino outreach, and a blueprint based off big 2014 wins in Florida and Colorado. But will starting earlier than ever in Latino communities be enough to fix its damaged brand with them?
Clinton’s political director Amanda Renteria reached out to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to set up meetings with Latino business owners in early states, BuzzFeed News has learned.
They say key battleground states with huge Latino populations, necessitate a boost in funding for Hispanic groups. Democracy Alliance says Latino funding will now be under a newly created “New American Majority” umbrella.
A day after Hillary Clinton’s announcement, Villarreal joins political director Amanda Renteria as Latinos in top positions on the campaign, BuzzFeed News has learned.
Democrats are worried that the DNC doesn’t have someone in place with Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush announcing for president or set to do so. Complaints from Democrats that the position isn’t paying enough and isn’t seen as a priority.
Jorge Neri is joining the Clinton campaign as Nevada organizing director to join state director Emmy Ruiz, BuzzFeed News has learned. The two helped Obama get 70% of the Latino vote in the state in 2012.
George H.W. Bush wanted “Big Mo” after an Iowa win, so he sent young Jeb to Puerto Rico to go win him the new primary in 1980. A look at the start of a political career he didn’t want at the time.
Emily Benavides, who served as national Hispanic press secretary for Mitt Romney’s campaign will lead Hispanic media for the eventual Jeb Bush campaign for president, BuzzFeed News has learned.
Puerto Ricans will pass Cubans as the largest Latino group in Florida in the coming years. But will the issue of the island becoming the 51st state mobilize Puerto Ricans in the key swing state in 2016?
Leaders of the Warren Wing announced a plan to push income inequality into the 2016 conversation with a message to Hillary Clinton: “If she becomes a candidate I absolutely believe she needs to address this issue.”
“I won’t mince words, today is a difficult day, but it is far less difficult because I know I have done nothing wrong,” Bob Menendez says in his first message to his supporters, given to BuzzFeed News.
Love or loathe him, Reid played a big role in changing the way the Democratic Party treats immigration politically. And early indications are he’ll back a successor candidate who would be the first Latina senator.
The public-private partnership has taken on hundreds of cases and stopped 13 minors from getting deported as of February, according to data given exclusively to BuzzFeed News.
Immigration activist leaders signed on to MoveOn.org’s “Run Warren Run” initiative calling for a credible challenge to Clinton. Other groups are said to be mulling signing on in the coming weeks.
“This is about winning elections,” Democratic donor and Inclusv co-founder Steve Phillips told BuzzFeed News.
The Libre Initiative helps immigrants learn to drive in Nevada, does food banks in Texas and holds free health clinics in Florida. So why are Democrats in key states ringing alarm bells up to the national party about the organization?
Univision says it immediately terminated Rodner Figueroa after his “reprehensible” comments on hit show “El Gordo y la Flaca.” Figueroa released a letter blasting the network for his abrupt dismissal after 17 years with the network.
Steve Phillips says Reid endorsing a fellow Democrat in leadership neglects black candidates like Donna Edwards and Ben Jealous who are considering a run. “That’s how you perpetuate an unequal status quo,” he tells BuzzFeed News.
A year after NCLR President Janet Murguia called Obama the “deporter-in-chief,” she will rip into Republicans at the NCLR Capital Awards Tuesday, in prepared remarks viewed by BuzzFeed News. “Our complaint is not partisan, it is personal.”