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Tue 5

October 5, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT

The Rising Impact of the Hispanic Electorate in America

USC Center for the Political Future

Location: Online

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage month, Gloria Molina, Fellow at the Center for the Political Future, will lead a discussion on the rising impact of Latino voters. How have they changed American politics? What imprints are they leaving on American history and culture?

Latinos have quickly become the second largest population in the United States, seeing their proportion of the population rise rapidly over the last few decades. With that increase in numbers, they have seen greater influence in American politics, culture, and history. The Hispanic community is not a monolith and often have divergent policies and belief systems for America. In California, where they make up the largest ethnic group in the state, Trump won more votes from Latinos last year than he did in 2016, and he made similar gains around the country.  

Our panel of experts will discuss the impact and political composition of the Hispanic electorate and assess how both parties are reaching those voters. 


Cesar Martinez –  Media strategist for Jeb Bush, George W. Bush, John McCain, and Mitt Romney’s presidential campaigns
Ana Navarro – Republican Strategist; CNN Political Commentator 
Mindy Romero – Founder and Director of the Center for Inclusive Democracy; Research Assistant Professor, USC Price 
Gloria Molina (Moderator) – Former LA County Supervisor and CA Assembly-member; Fall 2021 Fellow, Center for the Political Future 
This discussion is in partnership with the USC Latino Alumni Association and the USC Dornsife Alumni Association.