CLACLS New Report – Can Democratic Candidate Andrew Gillum Win the Florida Gubernatorial Election?

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CLACLS New Report – Can Democratic Candidate Andrew Gillum Win the Florida Gubernatorial Election?

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.

Read the full press release here and the full report here.

CLACLS New Report – Can Democratic Candidate Andrew Gillum Win the Florida Gubernatorial Election?2018-10-15T00:22:48+00:00

CLACLS welcomes a new Associate Director

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 welcomes a new Associate Director2018-07-04T20:39:38+00:00

Miranda Family Fellowship for the Study of Puerto Rican Migration

CLACLS Director Laird W. Bergad presenting an award to Luis A. Miranda, Jr. at the CLACLS 15th Anniversary celebration.

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.

Miranda Family Fellowship for the Study of Puerto Rican Migration2018-07-04T20:39:39+00:00

Analyzing Low Latino Voter Registration and Participation Rates in the 2016 Presidential Election

Data from the latest CLACLS report on Latino Voter registration suggests that lack of voter registration, not Election Day turnout, is the biggest hindrance to Latinos having a more significant impact on election outcomes. You can read the full report here.

Analyzing Low Latino Voter Registration and Participation Rates in the 2016 Presidential Election2018-07-04T20:39:39+00:00

NYC’s Hispanic Population Is Growing

Photo: Agaton Strom for The Wall Street Journal

Article originally published in The Wall Street Journal, by Melanie Grayce West and Mariana Alfaro.

This group makes up 29% of the city’s population, with most of Dominican heritage, 2016 census data shows. Read the full article here.

NYC’s Hispanic Population Is Growing2018-07-04T20:39:39+00:00

CLACLS 15th Year Anniversary Celebration

Last December, CLACLS celebrated its 15th year anniversary at the Graduate Center. The joyful event had the presence of current and former CLACLS Staff along with Professors associated with CLACLS from all CUNY campuses. It also had CUNY Chancellor James B. Milliken, GC President Chase Robinson, GC Provost Joy Connolly. During the celebration, Director Laird W. Bergad recognized the partnership and thorough help of CUNY Vice Chancellor Jay Hershenson and Luis A. Miranda, Jr. See some of the highlights in the gallery below.

CLACLS 15th Year Anniversary Celebration2018-07-04T20:39:40+00:00