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Clinton campaign makes push for Latino voters in new ad

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign, which announced an effort last week to boost Latino turnout and voter registration in North Carolina, has a new ad highlighting what it says is at stake for the community.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign, which announced an effort last week to boost Latino turnout and voter registration in North Carolina, has a new ad highlighting what it says is at stake for the community.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign, which announced an effort last week to boost Latino turnout and voter registration in North Carolina, has a new ad highlighting what it says are the stakes for the Latino community.

The ad, airing in North Carolina and six other states, opens with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump saying: “We are going to triple the number of ICE deportation officers.”

An announcer says: “Donald Trump’s plan: tear families apart. … Hillary Clinton, she’s made protecting children and families her life’s work.”

The ad mentions past achievements, then closes: “And now fighting for immigration reform that keeps families together.”

In North Carolina, the Clinton campaign’s efforts to appeal to Latino voters include reaching out to the faith community, organizing small businesses to set up voter registration boxes and recruiting young undocumented immigrants – known as “Dreamers” – to help out.

A new poll found Clinton with 71 percent support among Latinos, compared with 18 percent for Trump. The poll was conducted by National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund and Noticias Telemundo.

The poll found that 60 percent of Latino registered voters reported they had not been contacted by a campaign, political party or organization.

“This poll confirms what we have known for some time – that Latino voters are still being ignored by major campaigns, political parties and funders,” Arturo Vargas, NALEO Educational Fund executive director said in a statement.

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