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How Are Latino Activists Getting Out The Vote For Biden?

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

A survey released in August showed that only about 64 percent of young Latinos would definitely vote in November. How can the Biden campaign gain the Latino vote this election? 

Guests:

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

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

Marlen Mendoza, president of 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