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All-In Nation: An America that Works for All

Immigration reform book_alt2 icon Report All-In Nation describes how strong communities of color are critical to America’s economic future and lays out a comprehensive policy agenda to build an equitable economy where everyone, including fast-growing communities of color, can participate and thrive.

By Vanessa Cárdenas and Sarah Treuhaft | Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Guest Blogger: Vanessa Cardenas “Why Affirmative Action is Still Important to Latinos”

Vanessa Cárdenas explores Latino educational attainment and the importance of affirmative action.

By Vanessa Cárdenas | Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Acción afirmativa es una herramienta educativa necesaria

Los latinos son uno de los grupos de más rápido crecimiento en los EE.UU. Para el año 2043, seremos el doble en tamaño, sin embargo, estamos muy por detrás en logros educacionales.

By Vanessa Cárdenas | Wednesday, July 3, 2013

INFOGRÁFICA: El crecimiento del electorado latino en estados claves

Ver los datos de los votantes elegibles en todas las carreras en 2012, 2014, y 2016 Patrick Oakford es asistente de investigación en el departamento de Política Económica en el Centro para el Progreso Estadounidense. Vanessa Cárdenas es Directora de Progress 2050 en el Centro.  

By Patrick Oakford and Vanessa Cárdenas | Friday, March 1, 2013

Infographic: The Growth of the Latino Electorate in Key States

Latino voters made a remarkable difference in the 2012 elections, and given the Latino population's rapid growth, its political influence will likely be greater in the 2014 and 2016 elections.

By Patrick Oakford and Vanessa Cárdenas | Thursday, February 28, 2013

What Is at Stake for Communities of Color in the Fiscal Showdown Debate?

Nancy Pelosi, Sander Levin, Steve IsraelIf Congress and President Obama cannot come to an agreement to avoid the fiscal showdown, there will be significant cuts to programs that keep many people out of poverty, in the workforce, and able to pursue the American Dream.

By Vanessa Cárdenas | Monday, December 3, 2012

Los estados más disputados se convertirán azul gracias a las coaliciones multirraciales que apoyaron al presidente Obama

Miami votersEl presidente Barack Obama ganó la relección porque fue capaz de obtener el apoyo de una coalición multirracial, multiétnica y de distintas clases quienes  creen en una agenda progresista para Estados Unidos. Las comunidades de color apoyaron abrumadoramente su visión para impulsar nuestro país adelante: Las encuestas muestran que el presidente Obama ganó el 75 […]

By Vanessa Cárdenas | Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Battleground States Go Blue Thanks to Multiracial Coalitions that Supported President Obama

Miami votersCommunities of color in swing states who supported President Obama helped him get re-elected by turning out in droves.

By Vanessa Cárdenas and Sophia Kerby | Thursday, November 15, 2012

Understanding Why Latino Voters Are Key in Virginia

Latinos supporting ObamaLatino voters are flexing their political muscle in Virginia and nationwide, particularly around issues of immigration and the economy.

By Vanessa Cárdenas and Sophia Kerby | Thursday, November 1, 2012

Sentencia del Tribunal Supremo sobre la Acción Afirmativa Determinará nuestro futuro

U.S. Supreme CourtLa Corte Suprema de los EE.UU. comienza hoy a escuchar los argumentos orales en Fisher vs. Universidad de Texas”, un caso que impactará a una generación de latinos y otros jóvenes de color en busca de la educación superior. Un fallo adverso por los jueces, uno que declare que la política de admisión consciente de […]

By Vanessa Cárdenas | Wednesday, October 10, 2012

High Court Ruling on Affirmative Action Will Determine Our Futures

U.S. Supreme CourtCollege admission policies that embrace diversity and expand opportunities benefit all Americans.

By Vanessa Cárdenas | Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The State of Latinos in the United States

article icon Issue Brief Vanessa Cárdenas and Sophia Kerby look at the successes and challenges of one of the fastest-growing populations in the country: Latino Americans.

By Vanessa Cárdenas and Sophia Kerby | Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The Top 10 Things You Should Know About Utah’s Demographic Changes and Immigration Politics

Vanessa Cárdenas and Angela Maria Kelley examine how Utah’s growing communities of color and immigrants are shaping the state’s economy and electorate in advance of today’s primary.

By Vanessa Cárdenas and Angela Maria Kelley | Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Los diez datos que usted debe saber sobre los cambios demográficos y la política de inmigraciónen Nuevo México

Esta pasada semana Nuevo México tuvo sus primarias republicanas; los siguientes 10 datos muestran el gran poder económico, cultural y electoral de los inmigrantes y gente de color en el estado.

By Vanessa Cárdenas and Angela Maria Kelley | Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Top 10 Things You Should Know About New Mexico’s Demographic Changes and Immigration Politics

Vanessa Cárdenas and Angela Maria Kelley examine how New Mexico’s growing communities of color and immigrants are impacting the state’s economy and electorate in advance of the June 5 primary.

By Vanessa Cárdenas and Angela Maria Kelley | Monday, June 4, 2012