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Thursday, September 17 • 8:00am - 8:30am
Why LatinX Turnout Matters

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In 2020, Hispanic voters have the power to elect a president — or re-elect one.

This event was recorded as part of The 2020 Texas Tribune Festival that took place virtually Sept. 1-30, 2020. You’re welcome to watch here or share this link with your friends and colleagues to watch it on demand anytime. This session was recorded on Sept. 14 and aired on Sept. 17.

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This session is supported by Pescador Public Strategies, LLC and Burnt Nopal. Media support is provided by San Antonio Report.

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Victoria DeFrancesco Soto

Assistant Dean of Civic Engagement & External Affairs at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin
Soto specializes in immigration, race and gender in politics, campaigns and elections as a lecturer at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Her research on political behavior has been featured in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and POLITICO. Previously, Soto taught at Northwestern... Read More →

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Crystal Zermeño

Director of Electoral Strategy for Texas Organizing Project
Zermeño has worked for the Texas Organizing Project since 2010, and she currently serves as the director of electoral strategy. Previously, she served as the coordinator of strategic research for the Center for Popular Democracy and was the director of operations for PowerPAC.org... Read More →
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María Teresa Kumar

President & CEO of Voto Latino
Kumar is the founding president and CEO of Voto Latino, a Latino political organization, and an Emmy-nominated contributor with MSNBC. She serves on the national boards of the Planned Parenthood Federation Action Fund and the Latino Leaders Network. Kumar was named one of the ten... Read More →

Thursday September 17, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT