This article by the Associated Press, published in various outlets including the New York Times, notes that the number of Latino members of Congress will increase following the 2018 midterm elections. Professor Francisco Pedraza, co-director of our Civic Engagement Group at CSI-UCR, noted the significance of these gains.
“Francisco Pedraza, a political scientist at University of California, Riverside, thinks a small increase in the number of Latinos in Congress is very important because it happened despite redistricting that followed Republican victories in the 2010 election.
‘In 2014 and in 2016 elections it was not that obvious,’ Pedraza told The Associated Press. ‘Today we see the importance of all the changes brought after the 2010 election.'”