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La Raza Tackles Engaging Latino Millennial Vote in Roundtable Discussion

Spectrum News Staff

Spectrum News

Oct 14, 2016

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AUSTIN, Texas — A La Raza Roundtable discussion got off to a rousing start.

The theme was getting young people more engaged in elections and civics in general.

Many Latino millennials say over the last several months, no campaign, political party or community group has reached out about voting.

La Raza says 6 in 10 Latinos are of millennial age or younger, which makes outreach important.

"Ninety-six percent of these kids are U.S. citizens, they are also Texas' future voters. Nearly one million Hispanic young people will turn 18 every year until at least the year 2028,” Janet Murguia, National Council of La Raza president.

The discussion included representatives of political parties who talked about what they're doing to get young people interested in voting.