Voto Latino launches #VLVoices to empower Latino Millennials ahead of 2016 election
GritoBlast! Voto Latino, the non-profit organization empowering Latino Millennials, has launched #VLVoices, a virtual debate watch party encouraging young Latinos in Nevada to share their reactions to candidates and their positions as they make their case to the American people on Tuesday night in Las Vegas.
“Young Latinos in Nevada will play a crucial role in selecting the next President, and our community is looking for not just words, but action on our priorities,” said Maria Teresa Kumar, President and CEO of Voto Latino. “The selection of Las Vegas as the site of the first Democratic debate is an acknowledgement of our community in 2016, and we will be listening closely as candidates make their case on stage Tuesday night.”
Latinos make up over 15 percent of Nevada’s eligible voting population and 27 percent of Nevada’s population as a whole. Among the priorities for young Latinos are a fair path to citizenship, access to a quality education, criminal justice reform and access to affordable healthcare.
Tuesday’s #VLVoices is the first in a series of virtual debate watch parties leading into the 2016 Presidential Election. These virtual watch parties will bring together the many distinct voices of the Latino audience to remind candidates that the Latino community expects leadership past next November and will continue to hold accountable political leaders as a new Congress convenes in 2017.