Fronteras columnist Monica Ortiz Uribe takes a look at her own extended family as a case study of the extremely important Latino vote, and reveals some interesting insights. As one of the fastest growing populations of “swing voters,” Latinos have nuanced views on party politics — views that don’t fit neatly into Republican or Democratic boxes.
From Ortiz Uribe in the article:
A recent study by the Pew Hispanic Center says Latinos are like my family — divided between liberal, conservative and moderate. On gay rights Latinos are more liberal. But on abortion, 51 percent think it should be illegal. Younger Latinos, like my cousin, tend to believe in a woman’s right to choose.
More on the importance and role of the Latino vote:
April 11, 2012: Kansas City Star: Commentary: Mitt Romney is hurting himself with Latino voters
Image above is of the parents of Monica Ortiz Uribe, taken by Monica Ortiz Uribe.