Latinos

1:00pm

Tue July 24, 2012
Politics

New Campaign Reaches Out to Latino Voters in Swing States

Signs direct Denver voters in both English and Spanish
Luis Toro Creative Commons/Flickr

One of the nation’s fastest-growing employee unions is launching a sizeable voter campaign effort Wednesday in six key battleground states, including Colorado.

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3:46am

Sun June 17, 2012
Presidential Race

Campaign Ads Target Latinos As A Key Issue Looms

Originally published on Sun June 17, 2012 11:23 am

5:48am

Sat June 16, 2012
Politics

The New Immigration Policy: What's At Stake

Originally published on Sat June 16, 2012 12:22 pm

Transcript

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon. President Barack Obama has announced a major change to immigration policy, one that he says could lift the shadow of deportation, as he called it, from hundreds of thousands of young people.

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4:10pm

Fri June 15, 2012
It's All Politics

President Obama's Immigration Shift Could Bolster Latino Support In November

Originally published on Fri June 29, 2012 2:00 pm

Supporters of President Obama's announcement on immigration policy rally outside the White House Friday.
Jacquelyn Martin AP

President Obama's decision to stop deporting young, otherwise law-abiding illegal immigrants could help rebuild his support among electorally important Latinos after 18 months of futile efforts, some activists said Friday.

"There is overwhelming support for the protection of these children, as there is in the rest of the country. I think this could have an energizing effect on Latino voters," says Clarissa Martinez del Castro, director of immigration and national campaigns for National Council of La Raza.

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11:24am

Tue June 12, 2012
It's All Politics

Liberal Group Excitedly Eyes Millions Of Potential Latino Voters

Originally published on Tue June 12, 2012 11:40 am

It's a given that Latino voters are viewed by both political parties as critical to the the 2012 general election and that polling shows President Obama, and Democrats generally, enjoying a significant advantage with that such voters.

That reality prompted Mitt Romney to tell donors at a closed-door Palm Beach, Fla. fundraiser in April, in remarks overheard by reporters:

"We have to get Hispanic voters to vote for our party." He suggested that if the GOP failed to draw significant numbers of Latino voters away from the Democratic Party "that spells doom for us."

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