Turnout

Latin Post launched “Turnout” in January 2015, its politics content series featuring leading politicians, government leaders and advocacy groups discussing and debating the most important issues facing the Latino voting bloc.

Martin O’Malley on Latinos’ Top Issues: Immigration, Education, Economy, and Healthcare

Based on Latino Decisions’ latest study, more than 13 million Latinos will vote in the 2016 presidential election, and Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley has made strides on connecting with the voting bloc by issues to the community.

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DNC Director of Hispanic Media Says GOP Candidates’ Lack of Support For Immigrants Is ‘Offensive’ to Latinos

With the U.S. Latino population steadily increasing, they have become a necessary electorate for political parties to draw. While Latinos have been stereotyped to be liberal or Democratic, the Democratic Party is still making the effort to work for their vote.

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Republican National Committee Building Its Latino, Millennial Engagement Outreach for 2016 Election

Recognizing that 60,000 Latinos turn 18 years old every month in the U.S, the Republican National Committee (RNC) has been building its Latino and millennial engagement efforts ahead of the 2016 election.

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Latino, Millennial, Immigrant Entrepreneurs Play ‘Enormous’ Role in US Economy, Says SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet

Latinos have said job creation and fixing the economy is among their most important issues that politicians should address during the midterm election, according to Latino Decisions 2014 Election Eve Poll, and U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet has been helping Latinos enter into small business ventures.  

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Civil Rights Activist Dolores Huerta: Latinos Will Be The ‘Deciders’ in 2016 Election, Analyzes GOP Candidates

Regarded as “one of America’s great labor and civil rights icons,” Dolores Huerta has dedicated her life to advocating labor and civil rights, and her work continues as the Latino electorate brave the 2016 presidential election season.

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Libre Initiative Executive Director Daniel Garza Identifies Economic Freedom, 2016 Election’s Impact on Latinos

With the 2016 presidential election slowly gaining speed, one organization has been engaging with the Latino community founded on principles of economic freedom.

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Voto Latino President and CEO Maria Teresa Kumar Analyzes Latino Electorate in Midterms, Presidential Elections

The midterm and general elections have seen notable disparities with the Latino voter turnout rate. While efforts were made to engage the Latino electorate for the last midterm election, especially during the immigration reform debate, the numbers are reportedly lower than the 2010 midterms. Voto Latino President and CEO Maria Teresa Kumar spoke with Latin Post about comparing the midterm and presidential election cycles and on mobilizing the Latino voter bloc.

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NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Discusses Effort to Mobilize Latino Voters, Says GOP Congress is ‘Toxic’

The New York City metropolitan area is home to the second-largest Latino population in the U.S., and NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito has become one of the major figures in advocating for the rights of Latinos, specifically the undocumented population.

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Immigrant Rights Activist Dulce Matuz Sheds Light on Immigration Policies, Latino Youth Engagement

Immigration has been among the top three issues for U.S. Latinos nationwide leading up to and after the midterm elections, but it has been an extensive issue for several years for residents in Arizona, home to a 30.3 percent Latino population, higher than the 17.1 percent national average. One individual involved in Arizona’s movement for immigrants’ rights, Dulce Matuz, came to the U.S. as an undocumented immigrant from Hermosillo, Mexico, more than a decade ago. While personally experiencing setbacks due to the Grand Canyon State’s lawmakers, she found that engagements with the youth can bring necessary reforms.

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Latino Decisions’ Sylvia Manzano Explains Immigration’s Impact on Hillary Clinton, GOP Ahead of 2016 Election

The Latino vote has become an influential electorate for political candidates, and political opinion research organization Latino Decisions has been analyzing the constituency’s opinions even more as the 2016 presidential election nears. Sylvia Manzano is one of three principals for Latino Decisions, a Latino political opinion research organization that provides insight and information about Latinos’ political experiences, engagement and outlooks.

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Q&A With Laura Maristany, NALEO’s Director of Policy, on Issues Facing Latino Voting Bloc

What is the number one issue affecting the Latino community today? Will the growing class of Latinos in Congress make a difference in voter turnout? Latin Post’s Michael Oleaga discussed these issues and many more during a one-on-one interview with Laura Maristany, the Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs for the National Association of Latino Elected Appointed Officials (NALEO). The nonprofit organization aims to fully engage Latinos with the U.S. political process.

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Rock the Vote, LULAC Officials Discuss How to Mobilize Latino Millennials After Midterms

Millennials represent the largest generation in the United States, and with a Latino person turning 18 years old every 30 seconds, this demographic has become a pivotal voting electorate. Yet, despite their growing numbers, mobilizing Latino millennials is a challenge on every political party’s radar. Latin Post spoke one-on-one with two leading national organizations committed to mobilizing millennials to vote and discussed their efforts and the obstacles they face.

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