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Latino Youth Vote 2016

youth_radio_resourceReaching out to young Latino voters has been an important effort for candidates on both sides of the aisle. This segment from Youth Radio—featured on NPR’s “Morning Edition”—explains how the young Latino vote is varied, with young Latino voters concerned about a range of different issues, and that Presidential candidates might have a tough time reaching this growing population of millennial voters due to a widespread sentiment that politics is broken and does not often serve their interests.

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Peabody Award-winning Youth Radio is an Oakland-based, youth-driven production company that serves as NPR’s Youth Desk. Our newsroom is known for its features, commentaries, apps, interactives, and investigative series by youth about youth, which run on national and local radio outlets as well as sites that include National Geographic, Medium, The Huffington Post, and The Atlantic.┬áSince the early nineties, Youth Radio has produced on-the-ground elections reporting highlighting first-time voters and youth points of view. The organization takes an expansive approach to covering politics, both empowering teens as full-blown agents in civic life, and producing stories about the many ways that young people are connecting, advancing public understanding, and shaping the dialogue about the social issues and policies that matter most.

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