The Democrat may find less support than expected from a Hispanic community that sees him as “out to lunch.”
While Blacks and Latinos are hardest hit by the coronavirus, they are wary of participating in vaccine trials.
Help for the uninsured provided by the new, $175 billion Provider Relief Fund is getting mixed reviews.
Connecticut’s Latino and Black workers have borne the brunt of the pandemic and advocates say they’ll need long-term help.
The coronavirus pandemic has ravaged sectors of the economy where Latinos and other people of color are likely to work.
Connecticut Latinos are paying a steep price during the pandemic, including suffering high levels of stress.
Himes has abandoned traditional duties to plead for hospital supplies and reach out in Spanish to his district’s hardest-hit residents.
One measure of the larger role Latinos are trying to play in Connecticut politics is the creation of a group announced Tuesday that will work with Gov.-elect Ned Lamont to ensure the representation of Latinos in the incoming administration. Eight years ago, Latinos made no similar effort to shape the administration of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.
PHILADELPHIA – Hillary Clinton’s pick for vice president, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, will be officially introduced to the nation Wednesday evening, but he isn’t the first choice of some Connecticut delegates, a few of whom still have reservations. They would have preferred a more progressive candidate or a minority.
A few weeks ago, a burglar stole my beloved special edition Vespa from my condominium in the Farmington Avenue area of Hartford — the second one that gets stolen from me. The policeman who took the report told me “just file an insurance claim. We will never find it.” The Vespa I may be able to replace if I were to move into the suburbs. But sadly, what I cannot replace is my trust in City Hall, because this crime is not an outlier. We have had more than 22 burglaries in the neighborhood.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, who has been challenged by Republican businessman Mark Greenberg, will campaign in Meriden Thursday with Rep. Loretta Sanchez, a California lawmaker who is considered a moderate Democrat.
In 2012, President Obama was at the top of the ticket, drawing minorities to the polls in Connecticut and across the nation. But he’s not on the ballot in this midterm election and that is expected to change the political calculus on how minority votes will affect some Connecticut congressional races.
No group of people in Connecticut is more likely to be uninsured than the state’s Latinos, and Obamacare won’t change that.