Monday, May 16, 2022

Can Abortion Stir the Latinx Democratic and Republican Voters?

The latest news of the possibility to overturn Roe vs. Wade has drastically added a new dynamic to the work that Latinx political consultants and those who organize voters must do to mobilize the Latinx vote.

Mayra Macias, Chief Strategy Officer of Build Back Better, formed an organization to help promote the impacts of laws passed during the Biden Administration. Macias believes that the draft opinion leaked from the U.S. Supreme Court gives Democrats the opportunity to show the Latinx community the difference between their work and the determination Republicans have to overturn Roe vs. Wade.

The Latinx community has been labeled as anti-abortion for many years, but recent poll findings have found that’s no longer the case.

Andreina Kissane, Treasurer of the Venezuelan American Republican Alliance in Florida, states that the organization is highly opposed to abortion. She says that the issue of abortion will “absolutely” galvanize Latinx voters in November, noting that many Latinxs are Catholic or of Christian faiths.

Ferdinand Amandi, a Democrat consultant, and pollster stated that a slight majority of Latinx believe abortions should be legal.

He states that “the Hispanic position is fascinating, even though many have a personal belief that does not extend to them wanting to see the choice taken away from other women.”

NBC News

 

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