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Latinos to Democrats: 'you must earn our votes'

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>> Free to cross the border!
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charm in 2012, they have to do what it takes to bring even more Latinos to the ballot box.
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Latino activists are telling the Democrats, the part can't just sit back and hope anti-Trump sentiment brings out Hispanics in droves to the polls, according to Reuters political reporter, Luciana Lopez.>> Several Latino advocacy groups told the DNC in a closed-door meeting that they have to engage with the community.
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They have to talk about the issues that matter, whether that's immigration or the economy or education. They can't just be the least worst option out there for Latino voters.>> The Democrats' plan according to insiders, focus on those issues along with voter rights and education. Also, seek out Latino leaders who can become the face of the party and turn out the crucial Hispanic vote.
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Two rising stars, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez and Julian Castro, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.>> Latinos have historically been under-registered, so eligible Latino voters typically have not registered in the same number as some other populations. So there's a lot of room for growth there. Another thing that's worth noting when it comes to Latinos is the Latino population in the United States tends to skew a little bit young.
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So if you can get them to vote Democratic now, the hope is that they then become solid Democratic voters in the future.>> Hispanics, which typically lean Democratic, make up roughly 17% of the population and are a growing proportion of potential voters in battleground states. With the race for the White House expected to come down to the margins in those swing states, the party knows it not only has to keep those won over by Obama's