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The Economy vs. Immigration: What Will Unlock the Latino Vote in 2012? (Part 01)

Friday, October 19, 2012

Latino voters are expected to play a pivotal role in the U.S. presidential election, especially in several key battleground states. Join us for a town hall event that brings together journalists, pollsters, and policy experts to explore the complex relationship between the Latino electorate and the candidates. Will economic concerns such as unemployment and housing foreclosures guide Latinos at the voting booth? Will the candidates' immigration policies dominate? Or will large numbers of Latinos simply sit out this election? Understanding the political cross-currents buffeting Latinos today will provide valuable insight on the probable outcome of the election, as well as political and policy implications for the nation over the next four years.

Panelists:

  • Maria Hinojosa, President and CEO, Futuro Media Group; Executive Producer and Anchor, Latino USA (moderator)
  • Fernand Amandi, Managing Partner, Bendixen & Amandi International
  • Jordan Fabian, Political Editor, Univisión News
  • Chung-Wha Hong, Executive Director, New York Immigration Coalition
  • Mark Hugo Lopez, Associate Director, Pew Hispanic Center

Opening Remarks:

  • John Rudolph, Executive Producer, Feet in 2 Worlds
  • Jason Marczak, Director of Policy, AS/COA

Watch Part 02.