Karen Bass is the first woman and Black woman elected mayor of the city of Los Angeles. Rex Richardson is the first Black person elected mayor of Long Beach. Three U.S. cities with the largest numbers of Latino residents, New York, Los Angeles, Houston – all have Black Mayors. Besides Bass in LA, Eric Adams is mayor of New York and Sylvester Turner is mayor of Houston.
COLUMN: Latinos gain in Congress
With the midterm gains in Latino seats by Democrats and Republicans, for the first time Latinos are expected to make up more than 10% of the members of the U.S. House of Representatives.
COLUMN: Diversity and democracy win in this midterm election
The country is divided. But voters also elected some historic firsts.
EDITORIAL: State, county and city proposition recommendations
The CALÓ News Editorial Board is making endorsements on the state propositions and county or city wide measures that will have the biggest impact on the Latino community in Los Angeles.
COMMENTARY: Will Latinos win in California Congressional races?
What’s at stake for California Latinos running for Congress.
EDITORIAL: CALÓ NEWS endorses Karen Bass for LA mayor
Bass has addressed issues that Latinos care about, the rise in homelessness, the lack of affordable housing, immigration, abortion rights and more. She also committed to represent our community as mayor.
Rick Caruso speaks on how he will reach Latino voters
The CALÓ NEWS opinion editor reached out to both candidates running to be the next mayor of Los Angeles. Businessman Rick Caruso sent us a statement on why he wants to be the next mayor of Los Angeles.
KAREN BASS on how she will reach Latino voters
The CALÓ News opinion editor reached out to both candidates running to be the next mayor of Los Angeles. U.S. Rep. Karen Bass answered our questions on why she wants to be the next mayor of Los Angeles.
HENRY PEREZ, and his social justice group ask Kevin de León to resign
Kevin De León has served as the LA City council member for District 14 since 2020 and said his resignation is not an option. “I have a moral obligation to my constituency, to give them a voice,” he told Smiley. But for Henry Perez, associate director of Inner City Struggle, a social justice non-profit organization in CD-14, de León no longer represents the community of the Eastside.
Senate Bill 1387, UCLA LPPI seek Latino equity in Executive office
The California Latino Legislative Caucus, HOPE, UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Institute (UCLA LPPI ), and California State Senator, Monique Limón, believe the state’s political appointments must deeply reflect the state’s population. They fear the underrepresentation of Latinos in executive branch appointments can have severe repercussions for the future of the state’s civic engagement, public trust and equitable policy development
EDITORIAL: CA needs more diversity in statewide appointments of power
Researchers at UCLA’s Latino Policy & Politics Institute released a report this month that analyzed appointees across California’s executive branch, including those on the state’s governing boards, commissions and departments. The report found that Latinos make up 18% of appointees from the governor and legislative leaders even though Latinos are 39% of the state population. Whites are over-represented at 36% of the state population but 48% of all appointees.
CALÓ COMMENTARY: Political misinformation targets Latinos
In 2020, several platforms banned the #plandemic hashtag, associated with
a viral video espousing false COVID-19 conspiracies. But users continued
spreading misinformation on the platforms using #plandemia — the Spanish version — for many