Institute of the Americas – University of California San Diego, La Jolla, Calif. | Aug. 22, 2012 — 6:30 p.m.
Deutz Room – Institute of the Americas – UCSD campus
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La Jolla, CA 92037
Every month, nearly 50,000 Latinos turn 18 and become eligible to vote. Latinos are a decisive voting bloc, coveted by both parties, in key battleground states like Florida, Nevada, and Colorado. President Obama is taking executive actions on immigration to appeal to this constituency; his opponent Mitt Romney has said he¹s vetting a Cuban-American senator to be his running mate. Exactly how much political power do Latinos wield? What motivates these voters? And how might a strong Latino showing alter policymaking in Washington on November 7th and beyond?
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From Books and Books website:
The Washington Post’s Manuel Roig-Franzia chronicles the ascension of Florida’s young and handsome junior senator in The Rise of Marco Rubio (Simon & Schuster, $25). Roig-Franzia draws on hundreds of interviews and documents, tracing an inspiring family saga that begins beneath a thatched roof in rural Cuba and leads to the United States Senate. The result is the most comprehensive account yet of his life and career—one that describes his natural gifts, the skills he learned along the way and the ones he has yet to master, and answers the question of whether he has what it takes to one day make a claim on the White House.