League of United Latin American Citizens Convention brings Democratic Presidential Candidates to …

League of United Latin American Citizens Convention brings Democratic Presidential Candidates to …



>>[SPEAKING SPANISH]
[APPLAUSE]
ADRIENNE: THE LEAGUE OF UNITED
LATIN AMERICAN CITIZENS HELD
THEIR CONVENTION IN DOWNTOWN MILWAUKEE. LATINOS MAKE UP THE LARGEST
MINORITY GROUP IN THE STATE OF
WISCONSIN. 160,000 LATINO PEOPLE LIVE IN
METRO MILWAUKEE. THAT’S SLIGHTLY MORE THAN 10% OF
THE REGION’S TOTAL POPULATION
ACCORDING TO VISIT MILWAUKEE. MATT SMITH EXPLAINS HOW THE
PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES ARE
VYING FOR THE HISPANIC VOTE. MATT: AT THE WISCONSIN CENTER IN
DOWNTOWN MILWAUKEE, THE MESSAGE
FROM LULAC’S CEO THIS PAST WEEK
WAS CLEAR.>>AND YOU’RE REGISTERED TO
VOTE? IT’S OUR DUTY AND RESPONSIBILITY
TO MAKE SURE WE’RE REGISTERING
AND TURNING OUT TO VOTE. FOR US, IT IS BUILDING POLITICAL
POWER. NEXT YEAR IS A VERY IMPORTANT
YEAR. MATT: AN ESTIAMTED 20,000 PEOPLE
WERE IN MILWAUKEE FOR LULAC’S
90TH CONVENTION. ♪
MATT: ONE OF THE LARGEST LATINO
CIVIL RIGHTS GROUP IN THE
NATION. AND THAT’S WHY MORE THAN A
HALF DOZEN DEMOCRATIC
PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES ARRIVED
IN MILWAUKEE, TOO.>>THE POWER TRULY RESTS WITH
PEOPLE WHO GET ENGAGED, WHO GET
OUT THERE AND FIGHT FOR WHAT
THEY BELIEVE IN. EDWARDO IS LIVING PROOF OF THAT
AND HE’S ALSO PROOF THE FIGHT IS
NOT OVER. MATT: SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN
WAS ONE OF FOUR CANDIDATES WHO
HELD EVENTS AND PARTICIPATED IN
A PRESIDENTIAL TOWN HALL
THURSDAY, COURTING NOT ONLY
WISCONSIN VOTERS IN THE KEY BATTLGROUND STATE, BUT THE
EVER-GROWING HISPANIC VOTE.>>THIS IS MY THIRD VISIT TO
WISCONSIN. I’M HERE BECAUSE I WANT TO
CELEBRATE WITH LULAC THEIR
ACHIEVEMENTS IN CIVIL RIGHTS AND
SO MANY OTHER ASPECTS OF
AMERICAN LIFE THAT THEIR
PARTICIPATION AND ACTIVISM IS MAKING BETTER, BUT I’M ALSO HERE
I WANT THE PEOPLE OF THIS STATE
TO KNOW THEY COUNT. MATT: JUST THIS PAST WEEK, THE
PEW RESEARCH CENTER SAID THE
HISPANIC POPULATION REACHED A
RECORD IN 2018, 59.9 MILLION
PEOPLE LIVING IN THE U.S.>>WE HAVE FOLKS THAT ARE
LIBERAL, FOLKS THAT ARE
CONSERVATIVE, FOLKS THAT DON’T
HAVE ANY LABELS THAT ARE MAYBE
INDEPENDENT. MATT: VOTERS LIKE GABRIEL
GARCIA, WHO ATTENDED THE LULAC
CONVENTION IN MILWAUKEE. GARCIA LIVES ALONG THE BORDER IN
TEXAS LIKES PRESIDENT TRUMP’S
APPROACH ON IMMIGRATION BUT
DOESN’T KNOW YET IF HE’LL VOTE
FOR HIM IN 2020.>>I WANT TO SEE THE NEW
CANDIDATES, AND SEE WHAT THEY
HAVE TO OFFER, AND SEE HOW THEY
WILL DEAL WITH THAT PORTION OF
THE CRISIS. MATT: IN WISCONSIN, OVERALL, THE
LATINO VOTING POPULATION IS
RELATIVELY SMALL BUT GROWING. AND, GIVEN THE STATE’S SOMETIME
RAZOR-THIN MARGINS, THE
POPULATION MATTERS. STATE REPUBLICANS SAY THE
PRESIDENT’S POLICIES HAVE LED TO
RECORD LOW UNEMPLOYMENT AMONG
HISPANICS AS BOTH REPUBLICANS
AND DEMOCRATS VYE FOR THEIR
VOTE.>>THE PRIMARY HOW DO YOU WIN IN
A STATE LIKE WISCONSIN WHERE
BERNIE SANDERS WON IN 2016?>>WE’RE GONNA WORK HARD. THIS ISN’T THE FIRST TIME I’VE
BEEN HERE. I WAS HERE A COUPLE MONTHS BACK
BEFORE A LOT OF CANDIDATES HAVE
VISITED. WE’RE GONNA COME BACK TO
WISCONSIN AND THE REST OF THE
MIDWEST. MATT: FOR “UPFRONT” I MATT
SMITH. ADRIENNE: A FEW OTHER CANDIDATES
AGREED TO ANSWER OUR QUESTIONS. WE ASKED THEM, AS PRESIDENT,
WHAT WOULD YOU DO FOR
WISCONSINITES?>>SOME OF THE CONCERNS WE ARE
HEARING ABOUT THE AGRICULTURE
INDUSTRY FACES
CHALLENGES. ADDRESSING THOSE CHALLENGES
THROUGH A MORE CONSTRUCTIVE PATH
THAT PROVIDES CERTAINTY AND
DEALING WITH TRADE POLICIES
PLAYS A HUGE ROLE.>>WHAT I WANT TO DO FOR
WISCONSIN IS WHAT I WANT TO DO
WITH EVERYONE. A MASSIVE INFUSION OF ECONOMIC
HOPE AND OPPORTUNITY INTO THE
AMERICAN CIVILIZATION. IMMEDIATELY UNIVERSAL HEALTH
CARE, RAISE THE MINIMUM WAGE TO
$15, CREATE A SITUATION WHERE
ANYONE CAN HAVE A FREE STATE
COLLEGE UNIVERSITY EDUCATION.>>IF I’M ELECTED PRESIDENT, I
WILL NOT TAKE MY EYE OFF OF THE
BALL. NO MATTER WHO YOU ALL, — ARE,
YOUR CHILD NEEDS TO GET A GOOD
EDUCATION, YOUR FAMILY NEEDS TO
HAVE GOOD HEALTH CARE, AND YOU
NEED TO HAVE GOOD JOB
OPPORTUNITIES. WHETHER YOU LIVE IN A BIG CITY
OR SMALL TOWN, I’M ALWAYS
FOCUSED ON THAT FOR YOU AND YOUR
FAMILY. ADRIENNE: DEMOCRATS WILL BE BACK
IN MILWAUKEE AND ONE YEAR FOR
THEIR CONVENTION. COMING UP HEAR FROM THE
CONVENTION CEO.>>TELL THE STOR

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