It’s no secrete that the Latino vote will play a major role in the next major election; however, encouraging the Latino community to show up at the polls is challenging for both political parties. In the city of Goshen, Indiana two groups are looking at how to engage Latinos in this year’s local election. Latinos for Goshen, a group that supports Democrats, and Latinos Unidos (informally named), a nonpartisan organization focused on registering potential voters are finding ways to encourage participation across party lines.
But both parties agree on their end goal — having a strong voice in the community and holding elected officials accountable.
The parties’ reach into the Latino community has grown over the years, though members of the both parties say that it’s something they’re still working on to improve.
Contributor: Brian Stewart, Pepperdine School of Public Policy, MPP Candidate ’17.