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Latinos Were Pivotal For Biden In Key States, Thanks To Grassroots Organizing

Adriana Zehbrauskas/The New York Times
A Biden event in South Phoenix last month.

On this edition of Your Call, we’re discussing the record Latino voter turnout in this election. More than 19 million eligible Latino voters voted this year, according to early estimates.

A nationwide CNN exit poll found that Joe Biden captured 66 percent of Latino voters. Donald Trump received 32 percent of the Latino vote, compared to 28 percent in 2016. Latinos were pivotal for Biden, thanks to grassroots organizing. How do these groups plan to push the incoming administration on issues like economic justice, healthcare, and immigration?


Eduardo Sainz, Arizona state director of Mi Familia Vota, a national civic engagement organization

Tory Gavito, co-founder and president of Way to Win, a national progressive donor collaborative in Texas

Laura Martin, executive director of PLAN, Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada and PLAN Action

Web Resources:

The Washington Post, Fernanda Santos: Arizona just showed the right way to harness the power of Latino voters
The Guardian, Alexandra Villarreal: Why Democrats lost Latino voters along Texas border: 'They relied on loyalty' 

The Atlantic, Geraldo Cadava: How Trump Grew His Support Among Latinos 

CNN, Nicole Chavez: 'There's no such thing as the Latino vote.' 2020 results reveal a complex electorate