Live Video of Our Panel Discussion on Unlocking the #LatinoVote

This event goes live on October 18th at 6 PM EDT, please tag your comments and questions on Twitter with #LatinoVote. We will be forwarding all your questions to the panelists who will address them during the Q&A. 


Presented by Feet in Two Worlds, the Center for New York City AffairsGlobal Studies at The New SchoolAmericas Society/Council of the Americas, and Latino USA.


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.

Fi2W is supported by the New York Community Trust and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation with additional support from the Ralph E. Odgen Foundation and the Sirus Fund.


AboutAaron Leaf
Aaron Leaf is a writer, editor, and digital producer based in New York with a special interest in African politics, immigrant diasporas, and the future of cities. Raised in Canada, he has lived on four continents and has written for a wide variety of publications. Recent bylines include Al Jazeera America, The Nation, The Globe and Mail and The Guardian.