Each election cycle Latinos make history by setting new numerical record of political participation. The elections of 2016 will be no exception as a new high of 27.3 million voters Latino origin could cast his vote on November 8 projects.
44 percent of those million dollar figure is the "ancient" latinos, ie those born between 1980 and 2000, a statistic that confirms the growing importance of youth in the growth of the population of voters and their potential impact in the election results.
But the bad news is that while growth "giant" Hispanic population seems to stop, the reality is that the proportion of Latinos who come to the polls is declining in recent election cycles. In other words, the "sleeping giant" awakened, but is too lazy to go to the polls when voting.
In the 2012 elections, voted 64% of non-Hispanic whites and 67% of African Americans. Contrast, only did 48% of Hispanics and 47% of Asians, according to census figures analyzed by the Pew Center.
For experts and activists, one of its main concerns is the fact that this significant growth of Hispanics eligible to vote will lead to a lower proportion of voters in November. Therefore, many groups launched campaigns naturalization, voter registration and voting assistance. The message is clear: Your vote is your voice. If you do not vote, you will not be heard.
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