: The African-American and Latino Vote in the 2008 Election
For the first time ever, Nevada joined South Carolina as an early nominating state, and the impact of Latino and African-American voters on key states such as California, Texas, and Louisiana is more significant than ever before. This election season has already seen record voter turnout, and with candidates in both parties battling for every vote, the African-American and Latino electorates are shaping up to be highly influential players in this hotly contested race for president.
But will Latinos vote for an African-American candidate? How do African-American voters feel about the focus on Latino voters? How are these communities shaping up the 2008 election? What are the issues that unite African Americans and Latinos? And what are the campaigns doing to reach out them?
For insights into these and other important questions, the Center for American Progress Action Fund invites you to a panel discussion with leading experts to explore the role and impact these communities will have in the 2008 election and beyond.