After a humiliating defeat up and down the ticket, Democracy in Color is launching a playbook it says Democrats can not ignore if they want to win again.
Donald Trump won 29% of the Latino vote in Florida, which analysts were sure would go for Hillary Clinton.
"I'm scared and disappointed about what's going to happen."
"A BIG DEAL"
Nevada voting laws require polling stations to stay open if there are people waiting in line to vote.
The election was always going to end with a whack-a-Trump video game.
Everyone expects it to happen and the fear that it might not is almost too much to consider. "I can't even bear to think about it."
According to the Clinton campaign, 133,000 Latinos have already voted in Florida, where there's a tight race and Latinos could be the difference for Clinton.
On a Spanish-language radio show, the Clinton-supporting actor said Trump befriended her boyfriend to get her number, but when she denied his offer to go on a date, he had a story planted in the National Enquirer that he wouldn't date her because she's too short.
Telemundo will use network resources and talent, digital efforts, and community events as it switches from voter registration to get out the vote efforts.
Cuban-Americans, long a reliably Republican voting block, began to fray once Obama came around. Now Trump, as he is doing elsewhere, may speed up the process.
NCLR Action Fund, the political group affiliated with the largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy group in the nation, will endorse a presidential candidate for the first time.
During a meeting ahead of the final debate in Las Vegas, 25 conservative Hispanic leaders will convene to chart the way forward for a tarnished Republican Party and Latinos. They feel betrayed by Priebus, who promised to be their partner.
From the Mexican-American judge to the gold star father, the beauty queen, and the lewd video, Ana Navarro has been in living rooms across the country, blasting Trump on TV. The worse it gets for him, the more attention her takedowns get.
"I remember, years ago, where Castro was sending his worst over to this country. He was sending criminals over to this country, and we've had that with other countries where they use us as a dumping ground."
Tim Kaine and Mike Pence actually argued about one of the defining policy issues of the election.
The number of Hispanic voters requesting vote by mail ballots is up 73% in Florida since 2012 and 84,000 more black voters registered in North Carolina than at the same point in 2012.
Nationally syndicated African-American radio programs and digital sites popular with Latinos and other groups will be the focus of a seven-figure ad buy.
New ads from the Clinton campaign are hitting Trump in Florida on allegedly violating the Cuban embargo and in Nevada and Ohio on how he treats his hotel workers.
When Trump attacks regular people, things go badly for the candidate.
A new Spanish-language ad highlights members of all three groups looking to take on Trump: New citizens, Republicans crossing over to vote Democrat, and first-time voters.
Catherine Cortez Masto, running for Senate in Nevada, chided her opponent for a former aide's tweets about not speaking Spanish, and how Mexican she is.
The normally cheery calls took on a serious tone, after questions about whether the campaign will be able to maximize the support of young voters and the state of Spanish-language advertising.
El Corrido de Hillary Clinton is here and it's an endorsement.
A coalition of 40 Latino organizations is joining forces with the Latino Victory Foundation to push certain candidates to the administration and create a new database for resumes. "No more excuses."
Voto Latino, which is registering voters at Maná concerts, will be unable to do so on-site at the MGM Grand Friday because of a longstanding "no solicitation" policy.
"I personally think a taco truck on every corner sounds absolutely delicious," Clinton said, while also highlighting new comments from Trump about a black pastor.
As the game shifts to voter mobilization, the Clinton campaign will try to reel in Puerto Rican voters, by appealing to their connection to the island.
But they hope Hispanic Heritage Month will produce big registration numbers. "Bernie Sanders was telling voters the system is rigged. When two candidates say the system is rigged and one of your candidates doesn’t make it, you’re suspicious."
Democrats and activists say the 84-year-old scandal plagued sheriff is more vulnerable than ever. But could Latino voters turning Arizona into a swing state help take down Trump and Arpaio, too?
Mark Gonzales, whose groups represent 10,000 Latino evangelical churches, joins five other leaders who informed the Trump campaign and the RNC that they will not be part of his Hispanic advisory council.
The Clinton campaign’s play for Arizona relies on major turnout from Hispanic voters — and now Spanish-language television, radio, and newspapers are coming together to register the growing group.
There are Latino vote directors in new states, English language ads aimed at Hispanics, and targeted small business and faith national programs, all ramping up to maximize the Latino vote for Clinton in the stretch run against Trump.
The Trump campaign disputes that Donald Trump is open to legalization after members of his Hispanic advisory council said he suggested he is open to figuring out a humane and efficient manner to deal with undocumented immigrants already in the country, ahead of a major immigration speech this week.
Rosario Marin endorsed Clinton in a Univision op-ed because of Trump's rhetoric and policies throughout the election. "I will stand up for my community against the menace of a tyrannical presidency that does not value the countless contributions of immigrants."
Arturo Carmona, the campaign's deputy political director, will lead a voter registration effort at mitú to get 1 million young Latinos registered to vote.
In Nevada and Colorado, Romney had a unique weapon, one that Trump has ensured is not available to him.
From getting millions of Latinos signed up for Obamacare to working at the Spanish-language giant Univision, both hires bring their experience to the high-stakes state.
Canceled events in San Antonio and Miami, frustrated volunteers and surrogates, and an RNC Hispanic outreach playbook gathering dust.
Castro, who has fanned talk of running against Ted Cruz in recent days, will challenge Trump's rhetoric from the view of a Mexican-American, during a Democratic convention where his brother Julián Castro is not speaking.
Erika Andiola, who along with other Latino staffers, helped shape Sanders immigration message as his success grew, is going to continue working on his post-election efforts at the 501c4 group, Our Revolution.
He's not an honorary Latino and he's not going to get Hispanic voters in droves, but a Spanish-speaking vice presidential nominee stands out when the Trump campaign is still struggling to get experienced Spanish-language surrogates on air.
Karla Ortiz and her mother Francisca, who would have been eligible for Obama's immigration actions, will speak at the Democratic convention Monday.
Ahead of the Democratic National Convention, Clinton’s pollsters Joel Benenson and Matt Barreto of Latino Decisions talked about the state of the Latino vote, Trump as an anchor, and winning over young Latinos.
A speech that many Republicans saw as darker than ever before, was seen even worse by Latino and immigration groups, including conservatives who said Trump doubled down on demonizing immigrants.
Away from the convention floor, at events around Cleveland, Latino conservatives still did the normal convention panels and talks about Latino vote, but the frustration over Trump was everywhere.
While Grijalva says unity is needed to defeat Donald Trump, top Latino staffers from the Sanders campaign are slower to come around.
Clinton leads Trump 67% to 19% with Hispanic voters, who overwhelmingly oppose his plan to build a wall along the border. Three in four Latino voters were offended by Trump's comments about a Mexican-American judge and think he's a racist.
New hires across the country and best practices on what worked against Sanders — all part of the immense organizational advantage Clinton will wield as she tries to run up the score with Latino voters against Trump.
Sanders has been winding down his campaign but has not dropped out and said he will take the energy of his "political revolution" to the Democratic convention.
Latinos Are Expected To Vote In Droves But Major Liberal Efforts To Register Them Aren't Off The Ground
Liberals have big plans to register Latinos — but a lot of them aren’t going in earnest yet, and everybody’s got strong opinions on where the resources and time should be going.
One was considered for the Hispanic media director role, the other for a communications role; both were uncomfortable with the idea of working to elect Trump.
Gregory Bell, who had a hand in the rumored vice presidential contender's major speeches, is joining the campaign.
Carlos Sanchez will take a leave of absence from Castro's office and join political director Amanda Renteria, the highest ranking Latina on the campaign.
In deleted tweets and interviews, Helen Aguirre Ferré has blamed Trump for violence in Chicago, said that he supported abortion and was against traditional marriage, and that he was dividing the country because of his comments about Hispanics, and that they would reject him, and that she would decide who to vote for at the last minute.
The Republican Party has dozens of staffers in key states around the country dedicated to reaching Latino voters, but a "Vote Trump" or even "Don't Vote Clinton" message may not be enough to stem historic opposition to him.
"National. Hispanic. Christian. Three. Great. Words," Trump says in the video.
Marcos Stupenengo was asked to leave Trump Tower in New York, according to a source familiar with the incident. Update: TV Azteca said the reporter did not have a "scheduled" interview but was told the Trump campaign is not interested in coverage from Spanish-language networks.
Episode 4 of No One Knows Anything: The BuzzFeed Politics Podcast, looks at the moments Clinton surprised Democrats and activists by being to the left of what they expected, including an overlooked but effective moment in the primary on immigration.
The top-selling Latin rock band of all time will join Obama for the third time, performing at the annual Cinco de Mayo White House event aimed at the Hispanic community.
The battle for Hispanic voters was on in the days leading up to the New York primary — and while Clinton was steady with Latinos — the loss for Sanders hurts.
A Latino is resigning from the board of a progressive organization that ripped Castro, and a coalition of top national Latino groups plans to kick out Presente, which criticized him Tuesday.
With just a few months to go until the convention and the increasing likelihood of a nominee, two top outreach aides have left the DNC.
They like his strength, and shrug off the rhetoric. And many don’t think he’ll actually build the wall or deport anyone.
There is glee among some Democrats about facing Trump — and money is already coming in. But many feel a boogeyman alone won't be enough to get Hispanic voters to the polls because of historical underinvestment in Latino communities.
In Arizona, where Hispanics make up 22% of eligible voters, Clinton did well in counties with large Latino populations.
Hillary Clinton beat Bernie Sanders among Hispanics 69% to 31%, helping to power her to a major win in the state and dealing a blow to Sanders effort to court Latino voters.
Rubio surrogates and aides quickly moved to cast his victory in Puerto Rico as a needed momentum shift a week before the critical Florida primary.
Hillary Clinton won over 70% of the Hispanic vote in Texas, according to exit polls, while Bernie Sanders won in Colorado, which also has a sizable Latino electorate.
Sylvia Ruiz will coordinate the Hillary Clinton campaign’s national Latino paid media efforts.
A tender Clinton moment in Nevada led to discussions over how Sanders can better connect with young Latinos and DREAMers.
Small sample, big margin of error, striking differential in turnout between Hispanic Republicans and Hispanic Democrats in Nevada.
Priorities USA is turning its attention to Super Tuesday as part of its $4.5 million effort to spur turnout of Latino, black, and women voters in March.
Clinton's top state operatives Emmy Ruiz and Jorge Neri set up shop in April of last year, a full five months before the Sanders campaign made a single hire. Then they put in work.
The Latino group LULAC — which Bernie Sanders always cites when explaining his vote against a 2007 immigration bill — is annoyed with the Clinton campaign for making Sanders' vote an issue. "The Clintons, when they were in office, weren’t exactly friends to immigrants."
With the focus on Latinos in Nevada, Clinton goes somewhere she has avoided thus far in the contest.
The Sanders campaign tries to crack something the Clinton campaign has been working on for nearly a year — winning Latino voters. With 49% of Hispanics in Nevada between 18-35 years old, Sanders has an opening.
The state's caucus will play a pivotal role in the Democratic race, but party officials have quietly put out a call to get more volunteers just 10 days out. The Nevada Democratic Party says everything is fine.
Gabe Rodriguez who worked for Sen. Dick Durbin and former Sen. Mark Udall joins Clinton as a ramp up in Super Tuesday states begins.
Despite polls showing Bernie Sanders trailing badly among minority groups, a top staffer says the Sanders campaign proved in Iowa they can make a play for Latino support in Nevada. But Nevada presents a far different challenge than Iowa.
While Republicans debate immigration at length in their debates, moderators for the Democratic debates have mostly left immigration — one of the most controversial and central issues of this cycle — aside.
An endorsement that questioned Sanders immigration plan pitted two longtime activists against each other, led to criticism on Twitter from the Sanders campaign, and a response from Clinton and her staffers.
Astrid Silva, whose close relationship to Sen. Harry Reid put her in the middle of the Dream Act and executive action fights, will announce her endorsement of Clinton in a Univision op-ed Wednesday.
After a dismal 1,000 Hispanic voters came out in 2012, LULAC hoped to turn out 10,000 Latinos. While the bar was low, early indications are it led to record Hispanic turnout in the caucus.
Thousands of legal Hispanic residents are becoming U.S. citizens from Nevada to Florida and Colorado because of Trump. "There is a measurable, substantial increase in Latino voter registration and voting when there is a clear villain perceived as anti-Latino."
At a Latinos for Hillary finance strategy meeting, senior Clinton staff told Hispanic donors they are looking to juice Latino fundraising, but donors said they want that money to go towards outreach and engagement to the Hispanic community.
But repeatedly pressed by Iowa Black and Brown moderator Jorge Ramos, she would not commit to not deporting children. She said she believes in "due process" but won't make "blanket" rule.
A new $300,000 effort by LULAC to engage 50,000 registered Iowa Latino voters seeks to hurt Donald Trump. The Bush campaign is trying to take advantage of that group of voters — including 9,000 Republicans.
Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz represent something new: Latino candidates who could win a major party's nomination. But with two-thirds of Hispanics being Mexican-American, the historic differences among them and Cuban-Americans will play a crucial role.
Apparently she has a lot in common with your abuela.
A Univision poll showed 55% of Hispanics as persuadable voters, an idea based on partisanship levels that isn't new. But the poll's spin left members of both parties calling it a vehicle primarily to bring in ad dollars.
The Hillary Clinton campaign has brought on James Aldrete, a veteran of both of Obama's presidential campaigns and Harry Reid's 2010 race, BuzzFeed News has learned.
With Florida's Latino electorate transformed by the influx of Puerto Ricans, the campaign is enlisting the singer to pledge his support ahead of an Orlando event. "A few months ago, I raised my voice against Trump's hateful rhetoric, and standing with me was Hillary Clinton," Ricky Martin told BuzzFeed News.
Rubio's campaign is upping its courtship of Latino faith leaders as he looks to siphon support in an area where Jeb Bush has focused. But with immigration being a top issue for them, it's a rare group of evangelicals Cruz could struggle with.
From Marc Anthony concerts to debate night, the campaign is engaging tens of thousands of Hispanics across the country through texts.
A Clinton memo on the Latino vote previews a key part of Saturday's debate — the immigration battle.
The hottest music apps can do something political campaigns and organizations salivate over — effectively target Hispanics in the U.S. So it's no surprise the 2016 election is shaping up to be the biggest one yet for political ads in between songs from your faves.
Sanders is set to announce executive actions he would take as president on immigration, and has made a string of major hires of immigration activists focused on Nevada and the southwest. But as he tries to position himself to the left of Hillary Clinton on major issues, Democrats and activists aren't sure immigration qualifies.
A group of national Hispanic conservatives are set to come together Tuesday to blast Donald Trump before the GOP debate in Colorado. But behind the scenes there are sharp disagreements over whether to include Cruz, too. The LIBRE Initiative has already pulled out.