: Rep. Xavier Becerra on the Latino Vote in 2012 and Beyond
- Updated Infographic: Where Are the Greatest Numbers of Potential Latino Voters? by Philip E. Wolgin
- Interactive Map: The Untapped Electoral Power of Latinos and Citizens-in-Waiting by Philip E. Wolgin
As the summer heats up so will attention on the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. electorate: Latino voters. Latinos already comprise over 10 percent of the population in close to a dozen states. In a number of the most closely watched battleground states, including Florida, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Nevada, Latino voters have the power to sway the upcoming presidential election as well as impact House and Senate races.
What are the issues this community cares about? Are they different than other voters? How does the issue of immigration impact Latino voters?
Please join the Center for American Progress Action Fund and Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA) for a discussion on the power and potential of the Latino vote in the upcoming election and beyond. This event will contextualize the recent demographic changes that have put Latinos in an ever more important electoral position, and talk about their voting preferences, as well as the challenges to increasing voter registration and turnout.