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Every 30 Seconds

According to a recent count, approximately every 30 seconds, a young Latino in the United States turns 18, or voting age. A record 32 million Latinos are projected to be eligible to vote in the 2020 presidential election, making them the largest share of minority voters for the first time.

Supported by: Corporation for Public Broadcasting

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The top issue for one Arizona first-time voter? Health care.

As the 2020 presidential campaign unfolds, Adela Diaz is keeping her eye on one main issue: health care. The public health major at the University of Arizona will soon be a first-time voter. And this year, Latino voters like Diaz are projected to be the biggest minority voting bloc in the country.

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Every 30 Seconds is a collaborative public media reporting project tracing the young Latino electorate leading up to the 2020 presidential election and beyond. The project reports on the issues, influences, concerns and challenges driving decision-making and turnout among young Latino voters across the United States.

From The World's newsroom in Boston, senior editor Daisy Contreras leads the production of stories for national broadcast in partnership with public radio stations across the country. Digital editor Tania Karas leads the production of digital stories and interactives.

Stations contributing to Every 30 Seconds will include:

  • KERA in Dallas, Texas;
  • KJZZ in Phoenix, Arizona;
  • KPBS in San Diego, California;
  • KUOW in Seattle, Washington;
  • WABE in Atlanta, Georgia;
  • WLRN in Miami, Florida; and
  • WUNC in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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