Media Advisory

Democratic Caucus in Nevada to Offer First Glimpse of Latino Voters in 2020 Election

UnidosUS President and CEO Janet Murguía available on the ground for comment

February 12, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC—Latinos stand to be the largest minority voting bloc in 2020 and will play a decisive role in local contests across the country, including in Nevada, where they account for 29 percent of the total population. As the first state in the primaries with a booming Latino electorate, Nevada will offer a first glimpse of Latino voters in 2020, according to UnidosUS, the nation’s largest Latino civil rights and advocacy organization (formerly National Council of La Raza).

Ahead of the Democratic debate and caucus, UnidosUS President and CEO Janet Murguía will be on the ground in Las Vegas (February 18-22) and is available for comment. Under her leadership, UnidosUS has become the go-to organization on the Latino vote. UnidosUS’s latest research examines what the Latino electorate is looking for in a presidential candidate, why they're concerned about certain issues, what's shifting in terms of priority areas and the best way that campaigns can engage and energize this community in 2020. Murguía is a media veteran having appeared on ABC World News Tonight, CBS Evening News, CNN, MSNBC and PBS NewsHour.

UnidosUS would like to make available the following resources on the Latino electorate and Nevada:

Nevada Factsheet
This state factsheet examines how Latinos in Nevada have fared across economic, education and health indicators compared to the national average, as well as their electoral growth in the state of Nevada.

2020 National Latino Electorate Survey
This UnidosUS poll concludes that the number one attribute that Latinos want to see in a presidential candidate is someone who values diversity, which speaks to the tense environment the country is in. In terms of issues, Latinos nationwide prioritize jobs and the economy, health care, immigration, education and gun violence. (While the poll was done a few months ago, it was done in such a way that it dug deep into the values of the community, so shelf life is longer. See original press release).

The 2020 Nevada Latino Electorate Survey
This UnidosUS poll takes the temperature on the issue priorities for Nevada’s Latino community. Findings from the poll demonstrate that jobs and the economy rank as the top issue Nevada voters want the candidates to address, followed by immigration and health care. (While the poll was done a few months ago, it was done in such a way that it dug deep into the values of the community, so shelf life is longer.)

Questions and interview requests can be directed to news@unidosus.org.

UnidosUS, previously known as NCLR (National Council of La Raza), is the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization. Through its unique combination of expert research, advocacy, programs, and an Affiliate Network of nearly 300 community-based organizations across the United States and Puerto Rico, UnidosUS simultaneously challenges the social, economic, and political barriers that affect Latinos at the national and local levels. For more than 50 years, UnidosUS has united communities and different groups seeking common ground through collaboration, and that share a desire to make our country stronger. For more information on UnidosUS, visit www.unidosus.org or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Contact:
Gabriela Gomez
news@unidosus.org
(202) 776-1732