Joe Biden must follow Bernie Sanders’ example and aggressively court Latinos
- April 30, 2020
- Louis DeSipio, Chicano/Latino studies and poli sci, Chicago Sun Times, April 30, 2020
Biden became the presumptive nominee, but Sanders offered him valuable lessons on how to mobilize the Latino vote, especially the younger Latino vote. For starters, Sanders campaigned in Latino communities. “He created a persona — Tío Bernie — and it wasn’t a fake one,” Louis DeSipio, a University of California, Irvine, professor of Latino studies and political science, said in a phone interview. Greater economic equality was a big part of Sanders’ platform, which hits home with younger, underpaid Americans but also fits in the “Latino aspirational dream,” DeSipio said.
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