Latino Voters' Increasing Influence on Local, State, National Politics Focus of Town Hall

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Latino Vote 2012 Election

The emerging Latino vote in Arizona is the focus of the Arizona Latino Research Enterprise and Raul H. Castro Institute's annual Town Hall gathering at Phoenix College.

Panels of experts and speakers at the Town Hall will examine the increasing influence of Latino voters at a national, state and local level, as well as the growing contributions of Latino youth -- as voters and community organizers.

That was also the theme of "Brown Wave," a New Times feature about young Latinos, including undocumented students, mobilizing west Phoenix voters and helping increase voter turnout by nearly five times.

But it wasn't just in Phoenix, helping turn the tide in two city council seats and the mayor's race. Election experts say Latino voters played a pivotal role in the recall of former State Senate President Russell Pearce.

The daylong event begins at 8:30 a.m. with registration and the first panel starts at 9:30 a.m. The event is scheduled to end at 4 p.m. and will be followed by a "Young Voters Celebration" from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the lawn of the Bulpitt Auditorium in Pastor Plaza.

Among the panels to be presented:


  • Getting Out the Vote - Triumphs and Challenges

  • The State of the Latino Electorate

  • Counting Latino Votes

  • A newsmaker luncheon interview


The Town Hall is free and open to the public and boxed lunches will be available for purchase. Want more info on the Town Hall? Send email to info@alre.org.

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Bobby
Bobby

Notice in the article that the author even mentions illegal aliens getting involved in our election system. Get it dummies? They were helping with the "cause". I wonder if ex President Jimmy Carter can take some time off monitoring the elections of some foreign country and try his hand in Arizona? Probably not, being the faithfull democrat he is.

leonardclark
leonardclark

So good and right that our children whose families have been used as "Scapegoats" for the hate of the reich wing in this state are stepping up the political plate and saying: "No More, NO Mas" !
Leonard Clark

Bobby
Bobby

Oh, that's wonderfull coming from the latino leaonardclark.

Bnbk
Bnbk

Republi-Cons & Do-Nothing Dems should take heed of this rising force that awaits them this next election cycle. Are you paying attention Arpaio? What about the rest of you Arpaio enablers ? I suggest that everyone that is qualified to vote & not registered,do so immediately,with out delay. The only thing the Republi-Cons will have left to stop this "Brown Wave" will be to start passing voter suppression laws, as they have in other states. Mark my word,this will be the Republi-Con response to this rising force. REGISTER TO VOTE ! 

Bobby
Bobby

Listen clown, whether "latinos" or rather Mexicans to put it in the Arizona context(time for some honesty for a change) grow by hundreds, thousands or millions, Americans of other cultures aren't going to roll over and die, especially when some of those Mexicans, oh, excuse me, "latinos", enable things like illegal immigration, and favoritism based on their well known racial thinking. Oh, Oh my, did I say racial thinking? In fact, no I didn't-- you and the writer of the article did.

Bnbk
Bnbk

Shouldn't you be at your KKK meeting  ? Go crawl back under your rock nitwit.

Bobby
Bobby

Put on your brownshirt and go to your racist La Raza meeting now. You could be missing the part where the overthrow of the evil white agenda to stop ethnic studies is discussed along with the plans to oust sheriff Joe. Go along now.

Bobunf
Bobunf

And sign up for Permanent Early Voting.  People who get their ballot in the mail vote three times as often as people who don't.

Bnbk
Bnbk

Great point Bobunf , thanks for catching that.

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