La Raza regularly mirrors the White House message on a range of topics, and a careful look at the nation’s largest Hispanic advocacy organization reveals a high level of messaging coordination with the White House.
Cecilia Muñoz has served as the Obama administration’s director of intergovernmental affairs from the very beginning. Muñoz was previously La Raza’s senior vice president in charge of research, advocacy and legislation.
Her tenure at the White House has coincided with a sharp increase in federal funding for La Raza, according to a recent Judicial Watch investigation. This flow of funds has only solidified the group’s advocacy for liberal policies that solidify the Obama administration’s position among a key constituency of Hispanics.
La Raza is officially nonprofit and nonpartisan, but its president, Janet Murguía, has donated overwhelmingly to Democrats, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. And the group’s stance on policy issues consistently conforms with those of the Democratic Party.
As Bluey notes in promoting the column, La Raza is carrying Obama’s “agua.”