Memo to Dems: Don’t Take Latino Vote for Granted | CityWatch LA

June 13, 2016

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A growing number of new Latino voters in Los Angeles and California are registering as “Non-Party Participants,” in a rebuke of the Democratic Party. 


That disconnect is readily apparent in Los Angeles County, which has the largest Latino voter bloc in the state. More than one-third of the residents in the county are immigrants. The number of new no-party voters in Los Angeles is growing daily, according to Diana Colin, the director of civic engagement at the Coalition of Humane Immigrant Rights in Los Angeles, a nonprofit that runs a voter registration program. 


"The Democratic party should have California Latinos' unwavering support," said Jose Parra, the CEO of Prospero Latino, a left-leaning political consulting firm in Washington, D.C., "but it doesn't because the part has not [done enough] to sustain it."


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