Center for American Progress

ADVISORY: Spanish-Language Media and the Issues that Move Latino Voters
Press Advisory

ADVISORY: Spanish-Language Media and the Issues that Move Latino Voters

February 28, 2011, 12:00pm – 1:30pm

Latinos constitute the second-largest group in the United States today and it is expected that by the year 2050 they will make up one-third of the U.S. population. Spanish-dominant voters, traditionally swing voters, have played a pivotal role in increasing the political participation of Latinos and were a key segment to drive up turnout in the 2008 and 2010 elections.

Spanish-language media has an unprecedented reach and influence into this segment of the population and as such will keep this community informed as Congress considers legislation that deeply affects the Latino community. Whether it is job creation, education and health care reform, or immigration-related legislation, Spanish-language media holds a front seat to the political and policy debate and through them the Latino community will be privy to the optics, discourse, and substance of the issues.

Please join us to discuss the role of Spanish-language press in reaching out to the growing Latino community and the issues that are moving this community in 2011 and beyond.

Featured panelists:

Opening remarks:

Moderator:

A light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.

RSVP

To RSVP for this event, please contact Raúl Arce-Contreras at rarcecontreras@americanprogress.org or 202.478.5318

Location

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Washington, DC 20005

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