By Juan Rodriguez, NewsTaco
Since the 1980′s we have been hearing of the growing importance and strength of the “Latino Vote” in the United States. Now, in 2013 and beyond, that belief has proven true over and over in local, state, and most importantly the last two Presidential elections.
It is perceived that the issues that prompt Latinos to vote are labor/jobs, immigration, and education (access/funding) to name just a few of the many issues that are important to our community. In a report, The Latino Vote in 2008: Trends and Characteristics by Antonio Gonzalez and Steven Ochoa and issued by the William C. Velasquez Institute, Latino Voters were polled on what issues were important to them in the 2008 elections.
Out of a list of eleven issues the Economy was the most important. Nowhere on that list did Latino Voters address a connection between voting preferences and the environment.
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