Tag: Latino Policy Forum

Economic woes mean Latino vote no gimme for usual immigration platitudes

The recession left few communities untouched by layoffs, foreclosures and cuts to social services. But the Latino community has taken the hardest hits and faces the toughest road to recovery. This is something that politicians may want to be aware of as they campaign for this crucial vote. For some people living on the edge,... Read more »

What is the state of Latino political clout in Chicago?

What is the state of Latino political clout in Chicago?
The Latino community may have some new political voices in Chicago City Council since the ward remapping, but controversy continues to bubble as to whether the rapidly growing group was short shrifted in last week’s redistricting. On Wednesday, the Latino Policy Forum released an analysis of the ward boundaries and argued that “the new maps–and... Read more »