The Economy vs. Immigration: What Will Unlock the Latino Vote in 2012?


The Economy vs. Immigration: What Will Unlock the Latino Vote in 2012?

A Panel Presented by Feet in Two Worlds, the Center for New York City Affairs, Global Studies at The New School, Americas Society/Council of the Americas, and Latino USA.

Latino voters are expected to play a pivotal role in the U.S. presidential election, especially in several key battleground states. Join us for a town hall event that brings together journalists, pollsters, and policy experts to explore the complex relationship between the Latino electorate and the candidates. Will economic concerns such as unemployment and housing foreclosures guide Latinos 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.

Moderated by Latino USA executive producer and anchor Maria Hinojosa, the panel includes the New York Immigration Coalition’s executive director, Chung-Wha Hong. Please join us for a timely and compelling discussion focused on immigrants, immigration, and the 2012 elections.

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When: Thursday, October 18th, 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Registration: 5:30pm – 6:00pm
6:00pm – 8:00pm
The New School
Theresa Lang Center
55 West 13th St

Admission is free. To reserve a seat, please click HERE


Maria Hinojosa, President and CEO, Futuro Media Group; Executive Producer and Anchor, Latino USA (moderator)
Fernand Amandi, Managing Partner, Bendixen & Amandi International
Jordan Fabian, Political Editor, Univisión News
Chung-Wha Hong, Executive Director, New York Immigration Coalition
Mark Hugo Lopez, Associate Director, Pew Hispanic Center

Opening Remarks:

John Rudolph
Executive Producer, Feet in 2 Worlds

Jason Marczak
Director of Policy, AS/COA

In Partnership with:

The event will be webcast live and will form a segment on National Public Radio’s “Latino USA” program to be broadcast at a later date.