In a recent survey of 2,640* young Latinos age 18 to 34, conducted by Terra.com, 90.8 percent believe that the Hispanic vote is critical in this election year. On the heels of the much anticipated Democratic Convention, both presidential candidates have done their share of campaigning to this influential segment by making appearances to key Hispanic civil rights groups and spending large amounts of money on Spanish-language advertising.

Hispanic voters are more concerned this year about issues that affect all Americans -- such as education, the economy, health care and the war against terrorism -- than about immigration, according to a new comprehensive survey of Latino
registered voters. As has long been the case, these voters are much more concerned about education than the general public, and they are most likely to say education will be extremely important in their vote for president this year, according to the survey released today by the Pew Hispanic Center and the Kaiser Family Foundation.

AOL Latino will offer comprehensive election coverage through its “Tu Voz Es Tu Voto” (Your Voice is Your Vote) area.

A troupe of 53 Cuban entertainers scheduled to perform a six-week run at the Stardust Resort & Casino in Las Vegas starting July 30, is being denied access to the United States by the Cuban government, according to show producers.

The Kerry-Edwards campaign announced the largest Hispanic ad buy in presidential campaign history. The million dollar buy, which includes television, radio and print ads, highlights the values that connect John Kerry with the Latino community - family, faith and honor.

As the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) celebrates its 75th anniversary during its National Convention it reflects back on its rich history of service to Latinos around the country. During the Diversity Luncheon today attendees were reminded of LULAC’s great accomplishments.

The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, (NHLA), a coalition of the most established and well known national Hispanic organizations, issued a critical report on the impact of post-9/11 government policies on the Latino community, and called on the White House and Congress to make long overdue cha

The latest AP/Ipsos Public Affairs poll shows that while Bush has pulled slightly ahead of Kerry in the head-to-head race, both candidates have momentum. Bush is getting points from the electorate for an improving economic climate and for handing over power in Iraq.

Ganemos Fuerza, a Spanish- language voter registration campaign was launched in April through radio and television public service announcements encouraging political empowerment of Hispanics through voter registration and participation.

In the 85 metro markets surveyed regularly by The Media Audit there is a pronounced shift from 2001 and 2003 among Hispanic voters.

The rapidly growing Hispanic voter-base is becoming a powerful constituency in the U.S. political landscape, greatly influencing pivotal races around the country. According to the U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute, out of 40 million Hispanics in the U.S., 16 million Hispanic citizens are eligible to vote in the upcoming 2004 Presidential election and 8.8 million of those are projected to be registered by Election Day.

To demystify the U.S. Hispanic population and this community's growing political influence, Univision Communications Inc. announced the release of an interactive CD-Rom providing insight into the U.S. Hispanic Voting behavior. The CD-Rom, entitled "The Hispanic Vote Tool Kit" is designed to inform politicians and media advisors about the growing Hispanic electorate and its significance. The CD-Rom is part of Univision's campaign to aid political candidates in their pursuit of Hispanic votes and ensure that candidates and issue advertisers communicate with their Hisp

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) has named Burson-Marsteller as its agency of record for its 21st Annual Conference in Washington D.C., June 24-26.

Nielsen//NetRatings reports that Web surfers are more politically active than the general population as the online population reported greater levels of voter registration and political activity than the general population.

The NALEO Educational Fund and Univision Communications Inc. have joined forces to launch "Voces del Pueblo," an innovative approach to mobilize the Latino electorate.

Wanda Padilla of La Voz Nueva and Dolores Sanchez of El Central Newspaper are the first women to join The National Association of Hispanic Publications Foundation board of directors.

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