(Special edition) Mobilizing Latino voters: Perspectives from Texas and Arizona

November 24, 2020

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A sign that has "Vote here/Aqui" printed on it is shown in the nearground with two woman walking in the background.

Voters deliver their ballot to a polling station in Tempe, Ariz, Nov. 3, 2020.

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Grassroots organizations were key to mobilizing Latino voters across the US for the historic 2020 presidential election. As part of The World's "Every 30 Seconds" project and as a special podcast in The World's feed, senior editor Daisy Contreras moderated a live discussion exploring the role of two organizations from two important states: Arizona and Texas. What was the strategy to get Latinos to the polls? And what was their impact on the 2020 election? Contreras was joined by Reyna Montoya of Aliento, a nonprofit group supporting immigrants in Arizona, and Antonio Arellano of Jolt Action, a Latino civic engagement group in Texas.

 

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