We are Important

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November 13, 2012 by aalanis3

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 was a historic night for our country. President Barack Obama was re-elected into office for his second term as head of state of our country. Throughout the night of the presidential election, I couldn’t help but notice that all of the reporters from CNN repeated over and over that the Latino vote was imperative in this victory for our president. For the first time it was not just Univision that was talking about us, it was the rest of the country and world. I couldn’t be more proud to be a Latina liberal and have actually been a part in this moment by voting for Obama. That night I proudly tweeted “Let it be known that the Latino vote had a lot to with the final states that won this for our president.” I wanted to exclaim this to anyone who cares anything about politics. we were finally being recognized for what we are in our country. Furthermore, the Huffington Post immediately wrote an article that highlights exactly why Latinos are so essential in presidential elections. First and foremost, we are the fastest growing minority in the nation. With that being said, you would suppose the two party system would urge to get all of our votes. This is not true. Republicans have lost communication with the Latino community and do not speak to our interests. As the article reads, the GOP will more than likely lose all presidential elections if they continue this rough patch with our people. I am proud to say that I am one of those 70-73% of Latinos that voted for the Democratic Party because I support their social stances very strongly. Furthermore, it is time for not only our presidential candidates, but also our entire nation to notice that we are a growing and important demographic and will continue to be so from this point on.

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