If You’re A Young Latino Voter, These Apps Are For You
It’s no secret young, Latino voters could be the key to winning this year’s election. In an age where we procure a considerable amount of our political news through social media, what a better way to prep for this year’s election than with some youth-friendly voting apps?
— NCLR (@NCLR) February 4, 2016
According to NBC News, multiple organizations have created apps and websites targeting Latinos and the youth in hopes of getting them involved in the 2016 election. The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) has partnered up with Mitu on Latinos Vote, a voter registration website and mobile app. NCLR reports users will be able to read their states’ requirements to vote and with just a few swipes, will be able to complete their own application.
For the uninitiated, Latino millennials are referred to as the generations born between 1981 and 1996, this according to the Pew Hispanic Center. Latino millennials make up approximately 44 percent of eligible voters.
One of the latest voting apps Unidos, which was developed by Feet in 2 Worlds, is also now available for download on iPhones. This app will include a news feed featuring the work of immigrant and ethnic media journalists from communities across the U.S., both in English and Spanish, emojis and videos.
“Unidos came out of the work we’ve done during the past two presidential elections where we focused on campaign coverage by immigrant journalists from the perspective of immigrant voters,” said John Rudolph, executive producer of Feet in 2 Worlds. “It was in 2008 that I first became aware of the potential power of Latino voters to shape the election’s outcome, as well as the historic pattern of low Latino voter turnout.”
— L+R (@levinriegner) July 5, 2016
These mobile apps are now available on the App Store and Google Play.