Young Latino Voters on the Rise is an article in today's press by AP which examines this timely issue. Here's an excerpt:
The power of that fast-growing slice of the Latino vote may soon be put to the test in Texas, where Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama are competing fiercely for the support of Hispanic voters in the state's March 4 Democratic primary.Full Article Si, Se Puede!
About 20 percent, of 2.6 million, registered voters in Texas have Hispanic surnames, and about a third of the state's eligible Hispanic voters are 18 to 29.
''If they turn out in bigger numbers than they have in the past, it could be a real turning point. It's this very large and growing untapped pool,'' said Roberto Suro, a founder of the Pew Hispanic Center and a journalism professor at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication.