Fighting tea with tequila; NV Latinos start own political party
- January 3, 2011
- Louis DeSipio, Chicano/Latino studies department chair and political science associate professor, is quoted in the Fox Reno and North Lake Tahoe Bonanza December 28, 2010
From the Fox Reno:
At the first post-election meeting of the state-wide Nevada Republican Party last month, it became clear that although nearly all the mid-term election results pleased the delegates, the conclusion on why Sharron Angle lost the senate race to Harry Reid was that Reid attracted, and Angle repelled, Latino voters.... The Las Vegas Sun reports: "Latino Democrats wonder if their support is taken for granted. They express frustration and anger at the lack of movement on immigration and education reform in Washington. They bristle at being underrepresented in the state Democratic Party and the Democratic National Committee. Community organizers complain they are recognized only near the end of campaigns, when polls are tight and their votes are needed. 'There's a feeling that Democrats aren't listening' said Louis DeSipio, a Chicano studies and political science professor at the University of California, Irvine."
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