The Trump and Clinton campaigns are eyeing Florida as a must-win state, and key to that goal is getting the most Latino votes.
The state has seen a rapid and continuous influx of Puerto Ricans, who have been settling in Florida – in particular Central Florida – by the thousands because of the economic crisis in Puerto Rico.
Not only do Puerto Ricans now comprise at least 30 percent of the state’s Latino registered voters, they include mainly Democrat-leaning people but also some conservatives.
A new initiative urges Latino families to tell their relatives in the U.S. to vote.
A non-partisan group is aiming to mobilize Latino voters in a new way: by urging their their families to tell them to vote.
"Latinos learn democratic culture from their homes. So our focus is to go back to the families in their original countries to educate and promote these values. This is what's different about this campaign," said Roberto Trad, executive director of Diles Que Voten, or "Tell Them to Vote."
Latino Millennials are among the most concerned about the threat of extremism committed by U.S. residents, in particular white extremism like the Charleston, South Carolina shooting at an African Methodist Episcopal Church that killed nine people.
A poll called GenForward by the Black Youth Project at the University of Chicago poll found 80 percent of Latino Millennials are at least somewhat worried and 55 percent are very concerned about terrorism committed by White American citizens. In contrast, 68 percent of White Millennials worry about White extremism and one third are very worried.
El camino hacia la Casa Blanca puede ser largo, escandaloso y amplio, pero elegir al próximo presidente estadounidense es todo menos simple.
Aunque muchos votantes no pondrán atención sino hasta algunas semanas antes del día de las elecciones, postularse a la presidencia requiere de años de planificación activa, recaudación de fondos y cálculos.