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How Are Latino Activists Getting Out The Vote?

Sep 16, 2020


  On this edition of Your Call, we’re discussing how Latino activists are getting out the vote. This year, a record 32 million Latinos living in the US will be eligible to vote, many for the first time.

According to a survey conducted by Telemundo and BuzzFeed News, only 64 percent of young Latinos plan to definitely vote in November. What will it take to ensure large Latino voter turnout?

Guests:

Chuck Rocha, senior adviser to the Bernie Sanders 2020 campaign, founder of founder of Nuestro PAC and author of Tío Bernie: The Inside Story of How Bernie Sanders Brought Latinos Into The Political Revolution

Chris Santoyo, Latino activist based in Nevada who volunteered for the Bernie Sanders campaign

Marlen Mendoza, president of the LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) chapter in Iowa City

Web Resources: 

The Atlantic, Christian Paz: The Neglect of Latino Voters 

The Atlantic, Julio Ricardo Varela: What Biden Can Learn From Sanders About the Young Latino Vote

The New York Times, Sydney Ember: Sanders Urging Biden to Do More to Excite Progressives 

Vox, Nicole Narea: “The Latino vote is not being taken seriously”: Longtime Democratic strategist Chuck Rocha sounds an alarm