More than ever before, immigrant voters are key players in electoral politics and the presidential race. Yet their opinions and concerns are often overlooked by mainstream media. What are the top issues and priorities for today’s immigrant voters? How are the nation’s immigrant communities responding to the candidates’ efforts to woo them—and who will win their votes? John Rudolph, Executive Producer of Feet in Two Worlds, moderates a town hall style discussion, with reporters, immigrant advocates, analysts and grassroots organizers. Those participating include Aswini Anburajan, reporter for Feet in Two Worlds; Joshua Hoyt, executive director of Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights; Glenn Magpantay, staff attorney at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund; Pilar Marrero, a columnist and political editor at La Opinión; and Arturo Vargas, executive director at National Association of Latino Elected Officials. This event was held by The New School.
Posted: September 25th, 2008
Deconstructing the Immigrant Vote: A Feet in Two Worlds