New Report On Latino Youth Civic Engagement in the Central Valley
A team of UCSC undergrads spent the summer of 2012 doing voter education outreach to young adult voters in the Merced/Modesto/Stockton region, in partnership with Mi Familia Vota and the Merced Organizing Project. This report presents their reflections and analysis on lessons learned, focusing on the challenges involved in reaching "low-propensity" voters. Click here to access this powerful report:
"Latino Youth Civic Mobilization: Broadening the Electorate in Central California"
Authors: Jonathan Fox, Professor and chair of the UCSC Latin American and Latino Studies Department; Mariah Melena, Politics and Latin American and Latino Studies; Diana De Jesusm, Politics and Latin American and Latino Studies.
About the Chicano/Latino Research Center (CLRC) Cross-border perspectives linking the Americas: Founded in 1992, the CLRC encourages interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research
and dialogue at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Their research is attentive to the diversity among Latina/o and Latin American populations and includes work on gender, race, class, nationality, history, sexuality, social movements, and postcolonial phenomena, such as cultural memories, language(s) and the formation of transnational imaginaries and identities. The CLRC also provides a space for intellectual exchange and dialogue about statewide, national, and international questions related to Latina/os and Chicanos in California, the United States, and the Americas.
About VICE: Volunteers Increasing Civic Engagement (VICE) is composed of 7 UCSC students who took on a project, during Summer 2012, to increase voter registration and voter turnout in Central