Today on Your Call: Who are the new voters?

Nov 12, 2012

On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the growth in participation by Latino, black, young and single voters in 2012 elections. What’s the effective way to reach out to these new voters – and keep them involved after the election? Join us live at 10 or send or leave a comment here. If you were a first time voter in 2012 – what issues matter most to you?  And does the news media understand them any better than the Romney campaign did? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Pilar Marrero, senior political writer for La Opinión and now author of Killing the American Dream: How Anti-Immigration Extremists Are Destroying the Nation

Felicia Sullivan, a senior researcher at The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement at Tuft University

Emily Rusch, the State Director of CALPIRG, a non-profit organization that employ grassroots organizing, direct advocacy, investigative journalism, and litigation to affect public policy

Web Resources:

Pillar Marrero: Killing the American Dream: How Anti-Immigration Extremists are Destroying the Nation

Daily California: Campus groups plan to erect tents, help point student voters to polling stations

CALPRIG California

The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement

New America Media: Latino Voters in the 2012 Election

The Guardian: Single women voted overwhelmingly in favour of Obama, researchers find