The Economy vs. Immigration: What will unlock the Latino vote in 2012?

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

A conversation with:

Maria Hinojosa, President - Futuro Media Group
Jordan Fabian, Political Editor - Univision News
Chung-Wha Hong, Executive Director - New York Immigration Coalition
Mark Hugo Lopez, Associate Director - Pew Hispanic Center
Fernand Amandi, Partner - Bendixen and Amandi Intl.

Latino voters are expected to play a pivotal role in the presidential election,  just as they did in 2008. This town hall event will explore the tensions in the  complex relationship that has evolved between the Latino electorate and  the presidential candidates. Will economic concerns such as unemployment and housing foreclosures guide at the voting booth? Will the candidates’ immigration policies dominate? Or will large numbers of Latinos simply sit out this election? Understanding the political cross-currents buffeting out Latinos today will provide valuable insight on the probable outcome of the election, as well as political and policy implications for the nation over the next four years.

The event will be distributed to a national audience on the Web and as a special program to air on Latino USA.

Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor

Free; seating is limited; reservations required by emailing

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