Politico: Univision, LULAC partner for pre-convention July forum

Jan 28, 2016

By Eliza Collins

Univision News and the League of United Latin American Citizens will host a forum with the final Democratic and Republican presidential candidates from both parties in July, the network announced Wednesday.

The July 14 event from LULAC’s 87th national convention and exposition at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., will air on Univision Network and be livestreamed in Spanish and English on Univision and Fusion’s online platforms. The forum is slated to take place four days before Republicans convene in Cleveland and 11 days before Democrats descend on Philadelphia to choose their nominee.

According to a statement released by Univision, the event is “aimed at familiarizing Hispanic and millennial audiences with the policies and platforms of the presidential primary election winners.”

The number of Hispanic millennial voters who are eligible to vote has hit its highest number yet — 27.3 million according to the Pew Research Center, accounting for 44 percent of all projected Hispanic voters in 2016.

Source: Politico

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