Washington, D.C. — Today, Cristóbal Alex, President of the Latino Victory Project, released the following statement on the importance of the Latino vote in 2014:
“While the projected Latino turnout numbers this year are a clear sign that we are moving in the right direction, we must do everything in our power to continue recruiting, funding and voting for Latino candidates and those who support our values. A more representative electorate and government will help to change the status quo and will reflect the needs of our community, which has been excluded from the political conversation for far too long.”
Tomorrow, at a 12:30pm event at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Latino Victory Project and co-sponsors America’s Voice, the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) will release an election-eve poll conducted by Latino Decisions of nearly 5,000 Latino voters nationwide and in key battleground states will provide insights into Latino voter behavior in the 2014 elections. The results will include detailed data on Latino voters nationwide and in the following battleground states: Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Illinois, Texas, Kansas, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona and California. The findings will focus on which candidates and parties Latino voters cast their ballots for; their motivations for doing so; their views on key issues; and their views on 2016 presidential hopefuls. The poll also will include an oversample of registered Latino voters who did not participate in the 2014 elections to explore their reasons for not voting as well as their views on issues. Viewers may ask a question at Wednesday’s event via livestream here.
For more commentary regarding the power of the Latino vote in 2014 and in the future, please find Alex’s Huffington Post blog post here.