When California rebuilds its economy, Latinos must be included this time
MAY 11, 2020
Strengthening the Latino community for the long run must be a core part of efforts by Gov. Newsom’s business and jobs task force and those of the Legislature.


Latinos experience much lower economic well-being than the state's population as a whole, study suggests
NOV. 5, 2019
California's future depends on a strong Latino middle class, one researcher suggests, but the group has been struggling in categories such as income distribution, education, housing and employment and entrepreneurship.


More than half of Latinos in California struggle to stay afloat, report finds
OCT. 10, 2019
More than 50 percent of Latinos in California struggle to pay for basic expenses like housing, food, and electricity


For California to thrive, Latinos must be included, and right now they’re too far behind
SEP. 19, 2019
The good news is that the last decade has been better economically for Latinos living in California.


The Mexicans are coming!
JUL. 22, 2019
The California’s Hispanic — 84% Mexican American and almost 40 percent of California’s population — is leaving poverty and being educated. How? By graduating instead of dropping out of school, by flooding into California colleges and by solid free enterprise entry into the California marketplace with new businesses.


Casi todas las crisis de California tienen un efecto mayor en las comunidades latinas, dice nuevo informe
JUL. 15, 2019
En este mes, hace cinco años, el rostro demográfico de California cambió por primera vez en su historia moderna. Los latinos se convirtieron en el grupo étnico más grande del estado, logrando un nuevo dominio, algo que se esperaba desde hace varias décadas.


Nearly all of California’s crises are worse in its Latino communities, new report says​
JUL. 14, 2019
Five years ago this month, the demographic face of California changed for the first time in its modern history. Latinos became the state’s largest ethnic group — gaining a newfound dominance, though one that had been expected for decades.


Report Today on Latino Economic Well-Being in California
JUL. 9, 2019
The California Latino Economic Institute (CLEI), the leading organization serving as a catalyst to grow the Latino middle class in California, today released The State of Latino Economic Well-Being in California.


The California GOP is dead. Could Latino Democrats pick up the pieces?
JAN. 11, 2019
California has officially become a one-party state. The once-mighty California Republican Party has marginalized itself into a shrinking regional club. Democrats firmly control all levers of power. They can now do whatever they want.

Latino economics, political clout linked
FEB. 27, 2017
California’s growing Latino population is numerically strong but traditionally under-performs at election time – and that may have as much to do with economics as with politics.

Antonio Villaraigosa talks about inequality and Mexican heritage: ‘There are actually two Californias’
FEB. 01, 2017
Antonio Villaraigosa, in the first major policy address since opening his gubernatorial bid and Donald Trump’s victory, skewered the Republican president’s tough approach to immigrants on Wednesday while expressing an abiding pride for his own Mexican heritage.


Villaraigosa, in his first major speech, focuses on Latinos and inequality
Feb. 01, 2017
In his first major address since announcing his campaign for governor, Antonio Villaraigosa cast himself as a staunch opponent of President Donald Trump and as a champion of Latino voters, presaging a campaign in which he will court the state’s largest ethnic group on economic issues.


Former L.A. mayor Antonio Villaraigosa warns that Trump's policies could be dire for California
Feb. 1, 2017
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Antonio Villaraigosa on Wednesday warned that the Trump administration’s vow to repeal the Affordable Care Act and renegotiate the North American Free Trade agreement could devastate millions of Californians and plunge the state into recession.


Villaraigosa concerned Trump’s immigration action will harm L.A.’s Olympics bid
Feb. 1, 2017
Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Wednesday that while he’s hesitant to react to every “uninformed and ill-informed tweet from the president,” he’s concerned that Republican Donald Trump’s hardline policies on immigration could harm his city’s bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games.