Voto Latino: Latino voters in red states are mobilizing for racial equity
María Teresa Kumar, CEO and president of Voto Latino, said Friday that Black and Latino voters for the first time see racial justice as a top issue, not just at the national level but in their state and local governments.
By the numbers: Fifteen million Latinos are eligible to vote in this election but are not registered. Four million Latino Americans have become eligible to vote since 2016, and every 30 seconds a Latino becomes of age to vote.
Kumar told Axios' Margaret Talev that Voto Latino is registering Americans and funding elections in several "battleground" states — Arizona, Texas, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Georgia and in some cases Florida.
- "Trump policies at the national level are impacting Latino communities disproportionately, but voters have the Greg Abbotts in Texas giving a different level of anxiety at the local level," she said.