Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Groups to Target Latino Voters for Turnout in Arizona








A coalition of Latino advocacy and immigration rights groups are launching an effort to register and turn out Latino voters in Arizona.  The groups, which include Mi Familia Vota, Democracia USA, Border Action Network and Arizona Center for Empowerment, announced yesterday that their target is  50,000 Latino voters, who ordinarily do not turn out, to show up at the polls this fall for midterm elections.

The groups, which are using a volunteer force of 2,000 people, believe that the ongoing bitter battle over Arizona’s punitive anti-immigrant law, SB 1070, as well as other state actions such as outlawing the teaching of ethnic studies in state universities will motivate Latino voters to make their voices heard.