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Joe Velasquez

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Joe Velasquez

Joe Velasquez, former White House deputy political director and longtime union organizer, directs Moving America Forward, a 527 organization dedicated to registering and mobilizing Latinos. The opinions expressed here are his own.


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Latinos backed Obama by a 2-to-1 margin on election day and could be the biggest force behind a longterm, center-left political realignment.

For almost forty years now, the white South has been moving steadily into the Republican ranks.