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Newsmaker Luncheon to Focus on Impact of Latino Vote in Midterm Elections

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10/26/22
11:45 am - 1:15 pm

Newsroom Pub
137 E. Wells St. Milwaukee WI, 53202

As Wisconsin residents head to the polls for the November 8 election and candidates watch the votes come in on election night, eyes will turn to the impact of Wisconsin’s Latino community.

In the lead up to the 2022 midterm elections, candidates are hitting the streets, shaking hands, trying to get support from all demographic categories of voters. But which way will the Latino vote break? The answer is more complicated than many believe.

Immigration typically has been tied to Latino voters, and it remains a major issue. But there are numerous other significant issues, such as infrastructure in Puerto Rico, relations with Cuba, policy surrounding those who have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status and how to deal with migrants from Central and South America.

How well — or how poorly — have candidates addressed these issues? Do Latino voters feel ignored, or that their voices are being heard? What can history tell us about this moment?

The Milwaukee Press Club, WisPolitics.com and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists Wisconsin Chapter will partner on Wednesday, October 26 to present a panel discussion on the importance of the Latino vote during this election.

Ricardo Torres, a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter, and vice president of the NAHJ Wisconsin Chapter, will moderate the discussion.

The panel:

Fabi Maldonado – Racine County Board Supervisor; Political Director of Voces de la Frontera
Darryl Morin – President & CEO of Advanced Wireless, Inc.; President and Chairman of Forward Latino
Paru Shah – Associate Professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

This Newsmaker Luncheon is set for 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 26 at the Newsroom Pub, 137 E. Wells St.

The Milwaukee Press Club’s Newsmaker Luncheons are underwritten by presenting sponsor Spectrum News 1 and supporting sponsor We Energies.

WisPolitics.com partners with the press club as part of its ongoing event series in Milwaukee, sponsored by UW-Milwaukee, Wisconsin Academy of Global Education and Training, ELEVEN25 at Pabst, Milwaukee Police Association, The Firm Consulting, Medical College of Wisconsin and Spectrum.

The press club’s Newsmaker Luncheons are held to inform the public about the people and issues that affect individuals and communities in Milwaukee and Wisconsin. The cost to attend is $25 for MPC members, $30 for non-members and $20 for students. Seating is limited. Advanced registration and payment are required and may be done online at https://www.milwaukeepressclub.org/. Checks may be mailed to the MPC at PO Box 176, North Prairie, WI  53153-0176. Cancellations will be accepted up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund.

Please contact Joette Richards at the Milwaukee Press Club at joette@milwaukeepressclub.org with any questions, or call 262-894-2224.

Event Sponsors

Event Partners

  • National Association of Hispanic Journalist

  • WisPolitics.com

Presenting Sponsor

  • Spectrum News 1

Supporting Sponsor

  • We Energies

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