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2012 (Veinte Doce): The Latino Election?

Every month, nearly 50,000 Latinos turn 18 and become eligible to vote. Latinos are a decisive voting bloc, coveted by both parties, in key battleground states like Florida, Nevada, and Colorado. President Obama is taking executive actions on immigration to appeal to this constituency; his opponent Mitt Romney has said he's vetting a Cuban-American senator to be his running mate. Exactly how much political power do Latinos wield? What motivates these voters? And how might a strong Latino showing alter policymaking in Washington on November 7th and beyond?

Agenda

12:00 p.m. — The Marco Rubio Effect

Manuel Roig-Franzia  @RoigFranzia
Author, The Rise of Marco Rubio
Reporter, The Washington Post

Moderator
Alexandra Starr @NewAmerica
Emerson Fellow, New America Foundation

12:30 p.m. —The Latino Vote and Why It Matters

Roberto Suro
Professor of Journalism and Public Policy, University of Southern California
Director, Tomás Rivera Policy Institute

12:45 p.m. — Latino Power and the Immigration Logjam

Tamar Jacoby
@tamarjacoby
Bernard L. Schwartz Fellow, New America Foundation
President, ImmigrationWorks USA

12:55 p.m. — When will we have a State of the Union in Spanish (or at least sensible immigration reform)?

Tamar Jacoby  @tamarjacoby
Bernard L. Schwartz Fellow, New America Foundation
President, ImmigrationWorks USA

Manuel Roig-Franzia @RoigFranzia
Author, The Rise of Marco Rubio
Reporter, The Washington Post

Roberto Suro
Professor of Journalism and Public Policy, University of Southern California
Director, Tomás Rivera Policy Institute

Moderator
Michele Salcedo @michelesalcedo
President, National Association of Hispanic Journalists
General News Editor, Washington Bureau, The Associated Press

Event Time and Location

Monday, July 9, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:45pm
New America Foundation
1899 L Street NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036

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