Thursday, April 24, 2014
Why Latinos Should Care About Voting
Much has been made of the importance of the Latino vote to both major political parties during the last two election cycles, but a closer look at voter participation rates proves that it was just the tip of the iceberg. Latino influence could be significantly greater.
Less than 50 percent of eligible Hispanic voters voted in 2012, about 11.2 million of a total of 23.6 million. During the 2010 Midterms, the number was closer to 31 percent.
As we enter a new election cycle, the important question is whether we as Latinos will leverage the full extent of our political power?