The 2016 presidential candidates need more than just Spanish to win the Latino vote. While communication is significant for the exponentially growing Spanish-dominant voters, Election Day candidates need to address the issues that Latinos care about most.
Democratic presidential prospect Hillary Clinton has enlisted prominent DREAMer and immigration activist Lorella Praeli as Latino Outreach Director. What better way to up the ante than by placing the face of the struggle at the forefront?
Praeli – undocumented for nearly 13 years – is an incredibly outspoken advocate for immigration reform and will now serve as Clinton’s campaign liaison with Latino communities across the nation.
Hillary for America National Political Director Amanda Renteria stated “We are thrilled to have Lorella Praeli, a DREAMer, join our team because of her courage and perspective in the fight for Latino families across the country.”
“Bringing Lorella into our campaign is the next step in making sure families aren’t living in fear of deportation, all students have the chance to go to college, and that any comprehensive immigration reform ensures full and equal citizenship,” stated Renteria.
Praeli’s, who was born in Peru and brought to the U.S. at the age of 10, has been the Advocacy and Policy Director for United We Dream, one of the country’s largest immigrant youth organizations.
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