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Courting the Latino Voter
Courting the Latino Voter

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AIR DATE: July 25, 2011

The grassroots advocacy organization known as Crossroads GPS has released an ad that is airing on Spanish television and radio stations titled "Wake Up."  It's an effort to reach out to sway Latino voters away from President Barack Obama.  We'll discuss the ad with its creators as well as a panel of Nevada leaders.  If you're Latino, how do you think you will vote in 2012?  Are you disenfranchised with the Democrats or the Republicans?  What is the top issue for you in the next election?
 
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Jonathan Collegio, Communications Dir with Crossroads GPS
Artie Blanco, State Dir, MiFamiliaVota.org
Ruben Navarrette, syndicated columnist/contributor to CNN.com
Tibi Ellis, Secretary, National Latino Republican Coalition

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I'm sick and tired of politicians who just assume that all Mexicans vote democratic all the time. Well a lot of culinary union members are losing their homes, our husbands are out of work and no we are not better off than we were four years ago. We are not advocates for abortion, and we are shamed when asking for government assistance. The democrats have failed us in every possible way and we will be voting accordingly.
mexican mariaJul 22, 2011 07:37:43 AM
Most people mistate the facts. Dr. Williams, like myself should pay more in taxes period. There is no reason for poor whites, poor Blacks, poor latino's to vote for republicans unless you are stupid. Why should you vote to giv me an increase in my income at yourmother's and grand parent's expense unless you are uninformed or stupid.
dr. herkie lee williamsJul 21, 2011 09:53:04 AM
an additional note: The Gallup poll showed that Obama's support among Hispanics fell almost a third in the last 18 months, down from 73 percent in December 2009 to 52 percent in June 2011. Since President Obama Took Office, The Unemployment Rate For Hispanics Has Increased From 9.9 Percent To 11.6 Percent. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov, Accessed 7/19/11) " Since President Obama Took Office, The Labor Force Participation Rate For Hispanics Has Declined From 67.9 Percent To 66.3 Percent. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov, Accessed 7/19/11) " Since President Obama Took Office, 468,000 More Hispanics Are Unemployed. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov, Accessed 7/19/11)
Tibi EllisJul 21, 2011 09:36:49 AM
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