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Today on Your Call: Who are the new voters?


On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the growth in participation by Latino, black, young and single voters in 2012 elections. What’s the effective way to reach out to these new voters – and keep them involved after the election? Join us live at 10 or send or leave a comment here. If you were a first time voter in 2012 – what issues matter most to you?  And does the news media understand them any better than the Romney campaign did? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Pilar Marrero, senior political writer for La Opinión and now author of Killing the American Dream: How Anti-Immigration Extremists Are Destroying the Nation

Felicia Sullivan, a senior researcher at The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement at Tuft University

Emily Rusch, the State Director of CALPIRG, a non-profit organization that employ grassroots organizing, direct advocacy, investigative journalism, and litigation to affect public policy

Web Resources:

Pillar Marrero: Killing the American Dream: How Anti-Immigration Extremists are Destroying the Nation

Daily California: Campus groups plan to erect tents, help point student voters to polling stations

CALPRIG California

The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement

New America Media: Latino Voters in the 2012 Election

The Guardian: Single women voted overwhelmingly in favour of Obama, researchers find