Sep 28, 2023
Even though the Latino population in New York is at record levels, there are no citywide Latino officials. A new survey of Latino voters in New York finds that Latinos themselves have a hard time naming an influential Latino leader in New York, with just under 15% naming Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Latino voters are also split in their opinion of the Democratic Party — with 40% saying that the state government does not represent or incorporate the Latino perspective.
Luis Miranda, founder of the Hamilton Campaign Network, and Melissa Mark-Viverito, president of the network and former City Council speaker, joined NY1’s Errol Louis to discuss the poll they commissioned and the role of Latinos in New York politics. They also talked about how the migrant crisis needs a leading voice from the Latino community, and how some asylum seekers have encountered acts of violence and hostility upon arriving in New York.
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