DCCC Releases Latinx Voting Numbers
Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), the Chair of the DCCC, on Tuesday released the internal analytics of the Committee which show a 174% increase in Latinx voting in 2018 over 2014. In some districts, Latinx voting performed on 2016 levels. This comes after Latinx voting hit a record low in 2014, when 6.8 million Latinx, 27% of eligible voters, cast a ballot. "Latino voters played a pivotal role in taking back the House," Luján said. "Evidence is clear: Early and active and robust outreach to communities of color -- in this case, into the Hispanic community -- clearly pays off." In addition to the increase in the number of Latinx voters, the DCCC said there was a 157% increase in African Americans voters; Asian American Pacific Islanders saw a 218% increase; and millennials saw a 306% increase. "The proof is now in the pudding, many of us have known for some time that investing in communities of color is necessary ... hope the party will recognize that," said Dan Sena, DCCC Executive Director. The DCCC spent $30 million on its Hispanic outreach program during the 2018 election cycle. Investments in minority communities have “to be a base part of the budget, not an add-on as it has been in the past," Luján added. More here.