Up for Grabs: The Hispanic Evangelical Vote

Numbering 10 million and growing, the Hispanic Evangelical voting bloc has become a crucial constituency to court in U.S. politics. In an effort to ensure their voice is heard in the 2012 election, the National Latino Evangelical Coalition has launched "Nuestro Futuro," a voter registration drive aimed at young Latinos and Latinas. "For any candidate to ignore Hispanic Evangelicals in any presidential election, they do so at their peril," says The Rev. Gabriel Salguero, president of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition.

News and Information:

What Do Latino Evangelical Voters Want? (The Washington Post On Faith, January 24, 2012)

February 03rd, 2014 11:54 am

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John G
February 01st, 2014 13:11 pm

I did not know that all submissions are "approved by moderators".

Hopefully moderators publish comments from both political perspectives. I noticed there are not very many comments posted.

John G
February 01st, 2014 09:34 am

I disagree that the GOP is "bashing immigrants".

This is a deception fostered upon American citizens by the "left". The GOP believes that there is a difference between "legal" and "illegal" immigration. Those who are here "illegally" should be cared for with dignity and compassion and directed into a "legal" status so that they can be safe and not be taken advantage of by scrupulous employers and coyotes.

Those who advocate massive amnesty forget that amnesty will cause many to die needlessly. Many will continue to cross the border illegally in hope of a better life.

A better solution is to restart the guest worker program. This will give workers safety, dignity and hope for citizenship for those who seek it and are willing to do the work as other legal immigrants have done.

Pastors should take care not to use their voice to deceive the people of God.

April 26th, 2012 11:23 am

Higher reasoning and leadership in regards to fairness to both immigrants and our nation is what's needed. We must strive to seek an altruistic balance between the needs of the individual (both immigrant and existing citizen) and that of society as whole in order to have a nation that is welcoming, while also preserving a sense of nationalism, order, and responsibility to our country. In welcoming immigrants, Hispanics and others, we should consider doing so with better provisions made for assisting immigrants in succeeding and in gaining a better life, but also with clear and rational expectations required of them, so to help them become a contributing part of the American culture and society, rather than a sub-culture and separate society. Our present system creates chaos and anomie, which in turn fosters frustrations and intolerances. Making English the official language is a good start in encouraging an assimilation into mainstream society and culture, and will ultimately help level the playing field for immigrants in becoming more upward mobile. Also, the millions of taxpayer dollars spent annually on printing government documents in multiple languages could be used instead in providing other more greatly needed services for immigrants.

January 31st, 2012 10:25 am

It's needed and good to point out that we need to listen to the Hispanic community more often. They have a voice and deserve to be heard!

Chrissie Daniels
January 25th, 2012 13:33 pm

This will be a big challenge for the GOP who have spent so much time bashing immigrants. As recently as the SC primary they were on this issue with a lot of hateful invective. Too bad these committed "Christians" don't bother to follow the words of Scripture about "welcoming the stranger."

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