Thursday, October 1, 2020

Changing Demographics Highlight the Importance of Latino Millennial Voters

 

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Due to the rise in both young and Latino voters, the combination “Latino millennial” voter is quickly becoming one of the most formidable and sought-after segments of the population.

America’s baby- boom generation is now giving way to the increasingly large millennial generation, which is reaching 90 million 13-32 year-olds, overshadowing the 76 million baby-boomers. Additionally, the Latino political opinion research firm, Latino Decisions, highlighted 44 House seats that could be determined by Latino voters in 2014.

“An average of 904,000 [Latinos] will turn 18 every year from now until 2028,” according to the director of civic engagement of the National Council of La Raza, Loren McArthur, underscoring the considerable growth of this voting bloc.

All this comes with the knowledge that younger Latino citizens cast their votes at half the rate of 60 year-old Latino voters.  Even so, young Latinos show a higher voter turnout rate than their parents did at their age, and the growing importance of young Latino voters is sure to fuel ever-growing change and progress.

 Latin Post