CLACLS released a new report on the 2018 Mid-Term Election results analyzing voter participation rates by race, ethnicity, and age in four key states: Arizona, Florida, Georgia, and Texas. The report highlights that if Democratic demographic constituencies – African Americans, Latinos, and young voters between 18 and 29 years of age – would have voted at even slightly higher rates, each Democratic candidate would have won by comfortable margins. Read the press release here and the full report here.
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CLACLS Director, Laird W. Bergad, was interviewed on Documented about the Latino voters in Long Island. This topic is especially key for today’s Midterm elections. Read the article here.
The newest CLACLS report studies the upcoming senatorial race in Texas. Latinos in that state now are as numerous as non-Hispanic whites in the state. However, while over 62% of non-Hispanic whites voted in the 2016 presidential election, only 40% of eligible Latino voters went to the polls.
Report: Can Stacy Abrams, a black woman in a former slave state, win the next Georgia gubernatorial election? The answer is yes, but only under particular circumstances which may not be too far-fetched. This new CLACLS report, written by the Executive Director Laird W. Bergad, examines the voter registration rates for the state of Georgia and parses the electorate by race, age, and sex to assess whether Abrams has a realistic chance of winning.
Research Note: Have Puerto Ricans experienced increased voter registration rates in Florida since the November 2016 Presidential Election? Based on the latest data, there has been an increase both in the Puerto Rican population and the Hispanic voter registration rates in Florida since 2016. However, there is no conclusive evidence of a significant rise in voter registration rates among Puerto Ricans in the state.
Registration and Voting Rates by Race in Florida, Presidential Election 2016Note: Percentages are for eligible voters; citizens 18 years of age or older. Source: US Census Bureau Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2016.
NEW YORK, September 24, 2018—The Graduate Center of The City University of New York’s Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies (CLACLS) has released a report on the feasibility of Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum winning in the general election. Gillum is the first African-American to be nominated by a major party for the state’s top executive office. Among the keys findings, the report shows that if Democratic constituencies register by the rapidly approaching October 9 deadline and turn out to vote at higher rates than in November 2016 Gillum has a realistic chance of making history.
CLACLS welcomes new Associate Director, Dr. Victoria Stone-Cadena. Dr. Stone-Cadena joins us from CUNY Central where she directed the CUNY Mellon Faculty Diversity Initiative (CFDI) in collaboration with University Dean Arlene Torres. She holds a doctorate in Cultural Anthropology from the CUNY Graduate Center and returns to the CLACLS where she previously worked as Director of Communications. Learn more here.
CLACLS announces the Miranda Family Fellowship for the Study of Puerto Rican Migration to and Communities in the United States. For application information click here.