Maria Hinojosa, host of NPR’s Latino USA and co-anchor of Need to Know on PBS, was Brian Lehrer’s guest this morning on WNYC talking about the presidential campaign and plugging our event tonight at the New School. You can listen to her using the audio player above.
- Read more about the event here
- Listen to our preview podcast here
- Live stream the event here starting at 6 pm tonight
Latino voters are expected to play a pivotal role in the presidential election, just as they did in 2008. This town hall event will explore the tensions in the complex relationship that has evolved between the Latino electorate and the presidential candidates. Will economic concerns such as unemployment and housing foreclosures guide at the voting booth? Will the candidates’ immigration policies dominate? Or will large numbers of Latinos simply sit out this election? Understanding the political cross-currents buffeting Latinos today will provide valuable insight on the probable outcome of the election, as well as political and policy implications for the nation over the next four years.
- María Hinojosa, moderator/host, journalist, Futuro Media Group
- Jordan Fabian, journalist, political editor for Univision’s English-language website
- Chung Wha Hong, executive director, New York Immigration Coalition
- Mark Hugo Lopez, associate director, Pew Hispanic Center
- Fernand Amandi, managing partner, Bendixen and Amandi Intl.