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The Decisive Vote?

Join us for a discussion on the importance of the Latino vote and how it played out on November 6. Who voted, where and what difference did they make? What happened in a key battleground states? And what are the likely consequences for immigration reform and other policy issues?

Date & Time

Dec. 10, 2012
9:00am – 11:00am

Location

6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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The Decisive Vote?

The Decisive Vote? How Latinos voted and what it means for policy

 Co-sponsored with Arizona State University, ImmigrationWorks USA, and the Wilson Center's Latin American Program.

 

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Barack Obama was reelected with overwhelming support from Latinos, the nation’s fastest growing voting bloc. Latino turnout was up this year and has been rising steadily through the last several elections. But questions abound. Just how big a difference did Latinos make this year, and where exactly? Why did only about half of eligible Latinos register and turn out to vote? Are they concerned primarily about immigration? Or are they just like other voters, preoccupied with the economy and education issues? The stakes could hardly be higher – but neither party knows for sure. Who are Latino voters and what do they want?

Join a forum of scholars and political insiders to discuss the Latino vote and how it played out on November 6. Who voted, where and what difference did they make? What happened in a key battleground state, Arizona? And what are the likely consequences for immigration reform and other policy issues?
 

WHEN          

Monday, December 10, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

WHERE

Woodrow Wilson Center

Flom Auditorium

1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, 6th Floor

Washington DC

PARTICIPANTS

Alfonso Aguilar Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles

Rodolfo Espino Arizona State University

Stephen Dinan The Washington Times

Tamar Jacoby ImmigrationWorks USA

Dan Restrepo Obama presidential campaign

Roberto Suro University of Southern California


Hosted By

Mexico Institute

The Mexico Institute seeks to improve understanding, communication, and cooperation between Mexico and the United States by promoting original research, encouraging public discussion, and proposing policy options for enhancing the bilateral relationship. A binational Advisory Board, chaired by Luis Téllez and Earl Anthony Wayne, oversees the work of the Mexico Institute.   Read more

Latin American Program

The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin American Program provides non-partisan expertise to a broad community of decision makers in the United States and Latin America on critical policy issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program provides insightful and actionable research for policymakers, private sector leaders, journalists, and public intellectuals in the United States and Latin America. To bridge the gap between scholarship and policy action, it fosters new inquiry, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among multiple stakeholders, and explores policy options to improve outcomes for citizens throughout the Americas. Drawing on the Wilson Center’s strength as the nation’s key non-partisan forum, the Program serves as a trusted source of analysis and a vital point of contact between the worlds of scholarship and action.  Read more

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