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Which Gubernatorial Candidates Are Already Working On The Latino Vote?

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With Latino voters poised to again play a key role in electing Connecticut’s governor, several of the more than two dozen announced gubernatorial candidates already are positioned to seek support from this growing electorate in November.

At least four major contenders indicated they have named Hispanic Outreach coordinators, all volunteers, when CTLatinoNews.com recently reached out to 13 gubernatorial candidates, six from each major party and a leading independent.

A few other candidates, including Bridgeport Mayor Joseph Ganim and Jonathan Harris, both Democrats, said they are still building their campaign staffs, but have made overtures to the Latino community in advance of their parties’ nomination conventions in May....

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Study Finds More Than Half Of Undocumented Immigrants Impacted By Hurricane Harvey Didn’t Seek Help Out Of Fear

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A recent study released by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) and the Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF) titled “Hurricane Harvey: The Experiences of Immigrants Living in the Texas Gulf Coast” reveals the particular challenges the immigrant community faced in the wake of the August natural disaster. Of those interviewed, although 64 percent of those surveyed experienced job or income loss and 74 percent reported property damage, nearly half hadn’t sought out help. According to the study, 56 percent of those who are likely to be undocumented immigrants say they are very worried or somewhat worried that if they try to seek help, they will draw attention to their own status ...

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California, NY Sue Trump Administration Over Addition Of Citizenship Question To U.S. Census

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The state of California sued the Trump administration Monday night, arguing that the decision to add a question about citizenship in the 2020 Census violates the U.S. Constitution. The state’s attorney general acted just after the Commerce Department announced the change in a late-night release.

The action was followed Tuesday by an announcement from New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman that he will lead a multi-state lawsuit to preserve what he said was a fair and accurate Census.

The suits are just the start of what is likely to be a broader battle with ...

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