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.

Obama’s Latino Vote Mandate Obama’s Latino Vote Mandate

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.

Nov 18, 2008 / Feature / Steve Cobble and Joe Velasquez

Blue States, Latino Voters Blue States, Latino Voters

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

Dec 18, 2003 / Editorial / Steve Cobble and Joe Velasquez