Why Latino Voters Matter – 5 Reasons to Watch the Hispanic Vote in 2016

Jan. 10, 2016 / By

Latinos are at the epicenter of the swirling, unpredictable 2016 presidential campaign. From Donald Trump’s polarizing comments about Mexican immigrants to Hilary Clinton’s recent clumsy attempt to identify with Hispanic grandmothers, Latinos are either being blamed for ruining the country or being courted as voters like never before.

Feet in 2 Worlds brought together a group of experts to discuss the Latino vote, both its potential to shape the election’s outcome and the challenge of getting Latinos to cast their ballots on Election Day.  Hosted by veteran broadcaster Ray Suarez of Al Jazeera America, the panelists – who met at The New School in New York City – brought thoughtful analysis to a subject that is generating lots of heat in the media and on the campaign trail.

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