Recently . . . There has bee a great deal of hopeful chatter about the conservative tendencies of Latino voters. Most of it is 100% correct . . . There's also a great deal of support for MAGA and strong leaders like former Prez Trump.
However and by the same token . . .
I know my people and they're very big on personal connections and the cult of personality.
Accordingly . . . And a bit of explanation as to why The Dotte was divided by the GOP . . .
The quasi-urban enclave of Latino voters, leaders & residents think of Rep. Sharice Davids as an honorary Latina and they'll likely continue to support her given that nobody else really bothers to talk to this smallish community.
Don't get it twisted . . . Right now Latino voters in Kansas are NOT an important voter niche and WILL NOT swing an election.
However . . .
We just wanted to offer a real world perspective . . .
Yes, the Latino community has more conservative tendencies than most white suburban neighborhoods. But PERSONAL CONNECTIONS ARE MORE IMPORTANT to these voters and politicos like Former Guv Brownback, (yes, even) Kris Kobach and now Rep. Sharice have done an exceptional job of talking with residents in this part of town and Latinos in general . . .
Here's one example regarding a controversial issue and the precarious future of so many beautiful brown babies . . .
Latino communities, along with other communities of color, have had trouble accessing reproductive health care for many reasons. The most common barriers they face are lack of insurance coverage —whether due to their employment or immigration status— the inability to take time off work, and the general availability of health clinics, particularly in rural places where many Latinos live.
Rep. Sharice Davids (D-KS) told Latino Rebels she expects women of color to be disproportionately impacted, especially those living in rural areas. She also noted that last Friday’s decision puts other aspects of reproductive healthcare at risk.
“I think that the implication of overturning 50 years of precedent is a huge concern, especially given some of the really extreme things that are in the footnotes, talking about extreme stuff like contraception.”
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .
When the U.S. Supreme Court denied the constitutional right to an abortion in its decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization on Friday, thus overturning the landmark 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade and scrapping nearly 50 years of federal protections for abortion rights, rage and devastation ensued but not shock.