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Latina women use their vote as a tool for change

Latina women use their vote as a tool for change
Latina women use their vote as a tool for change, women vote more and more every day; Latina, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) and Black voters represent an important part of the community.

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Latina women use their vote as a tool for change, according to a survey that showed that they are, in particular, the most committed to the electoral processes in the United States, which is why it is necessary to create political dialogues that reflect their experiences. and priorities of these voters.

And the thing is, women vote more and more every day; Latina, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) and Black voters represent an important part of the community, but do not feel represented or heard by political representatives, according to the results of a new survey released May 9 by Intersections of Our Lives (Intersections of our lives).

During an information session organized by Ethnic Media Services, a group of experts discussed the survey findings and explored priority issues for women voters, noting that 53 percent of AAPI women, 57 percent of Black women, and 60 percent of Latina women are very motivated to participate in the elections on November 5. 

Sung Yeon Choimorrow, executive director of the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum, spoke about the importance of collaborations between organizations, thanking In Our Voice and the Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice for addressing issues of health, justice social, gender equality and reproductive health, these being the most present concerns for women.

The survey sample included 850 Latina registered voters and 850 Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) voters.

Choimorrow emphasized the importance of including diverse communities, highlighting the alliance's commitment to representing the experiences of women of color.

Rising costs are one of the concerns of women, with affordable healthcare, fair housing, abortion care, fair job creation, and reducing the wage gap being what AAPI women are most interested in. Afro-descendants and Latinas.

Lupe Rodríguez, executive director of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice, underscored the significant influence of women voters of color in the upcoming elections, emphasizing the importance of understanding the attitudes and motivations that drive women of color to the polls.

Celinda Lake, president of Lake Research Partners, explained that women of color have empowered the country over the last year, where 57 percent of Latina women, 55 percent of AAPI women, and 49 percent of Black women are They are motivated to participate in the next elections, feeling that their participation is important to determine the future of the country. 

Roshni Nedungadi, research director and founding partner of HIT Strategies, explained that she cares about the most vulnerable communities, about young voters, LGBTQ+ voters, mostly marginalized communities; In these sectors, rising costs are the real concern, with 35 percent of Latina women, 33 percent of AAPI women and 29 percent of Black women saying rising costs were one of their biggest issues .

Another essential issue was housing and the wage gap, where 92 percent of Black women, 89 percent of AAPI women and 88 percent of Latina women prioritize the creation of well-paying jobs over the need for more affordable housing. 

Regina Davis Moss, president and CEO of In Our Own Voice: National Black Women's Reproductive Justice Agenda, reiterated that the issues of most concern are reproductive justice, housing, employment and educational opportunities for women of all ages. 

She assured that 9 out of 10 women of color have said that voting is very important, so it is necessary that this sector of the population be truly heard and represented.

 

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