New Data Offers Politicians A Snapshot Of Young Latino Voters

“No matter what issue you care about, I don’t believe that we can solve our state’s major challenges unless we invest in young Latino voters.”

By Joy DiazOctober 18, 2018 12:23 pm| ,

Half of all kids under the age of 18 in Texas are of Latin-American descent – also known as Latinx –which means every political group is trying to figure out how to court this huge block of future voters. Now comes one of the most comprehensive snapshots of that group in Texas history, the recently published “We are Texas: An Analysis of Young Latino Voters in the Lone Star State.” It was commissioned by Jolt Texas, an Austin-based organization focused on energizing young Latino and Latina voters. Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez is the head of Jolt and says the report matters for every Texan, not just those of Latin-American descent. 

“No matter what issue you care about, I don’t believe that we can solve our state’s major challenges unless we invest in young Latino voters. …Over the next decade, two million Latinos are gonna turn 18 and become eligible to vote,”Tzintzún Ramirez says.

What you’ll hear in this segment:

– What key things the study discovered about Latino voters in Texas

– What motivates Latinos to vote, and also what keeps some of them from voting

– Why young Latinas vote more often than their male counterparts

Written by Morgan Kuehler.