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California Civic Engagement Project Research Shows The Untapped Power Of Latina Voters

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Latino voters will play a critical role in California elections this week. In 2016, nearly 13 million Latino voters turned out nationwide, which translates to a 13% increase over the 2012 election. Of that group, 7 million of those ballots were cast by Latina women. Despite the growing trend, more than 11 million eligible Latino voters do not vote in the United States. The latest report shows that Latina voting power is a significant but under-leveraged electoral force in California politics.

California Civic Engagement Project director Mindy Romero joins to discuss three recent policy briefs published recently with Unidos US on how Latino voters have shaped recent elections.

You can read some of Unidos US's recent reports here:

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