Skip to main content

CLALS | Annual Latino Public Affairs Forum 2016

American University's Annual Latino Public Affairs Forum 2016

The Role of the Latino Vote in the 2016 Presidential Election

February 29, 2016

CLALS and the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies jointly sponsored the 2nd Annual Latino Public Affairs Forum, which considered the impact of the Latino vote on the 2016 presidential election cycle. Expert panelists discussed the following key questions:

  • What effects might Republican discourse and positions during the primary process have on this growing block of voters and how might these affect the election?
  • Are Democrats effectively building on or losing their historical advantage among Latinos?
  • Are there other, perhaps unforeseen, factors that might come into play to help determine the impact of the Latino vote on the election?

Over 100 guests attended the event and watched the livestream. 

Forum Agenda | Speaker Biographies | Forum Flyer | Forum Report


Presentations:

The Latino Vote & the GOP
Glen Bolger

Voto Latino & the 2016 Elections
Maria Urbina

A Glance at the Latino Vote in 2016
Clarissa Martínez-de-Castro

The Latino Vote 2016: Swing States and Wild Cards
Mark Hugo Lopez

Swing States and Wild Cards
Luis Fortuño

President Obama's Opening to Cuba and the 2016 Elections
William M. LeoGrande

 Full Event Recording