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6 Groups That Advanced Latino Voting Rights

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By Patricia Guadalupe

Latinos are the second largest group of voters in the United States, and each year, 1 million become eligible to cast ballots. As with any community that has long faced discrimination—and attacks on their voting rights—the challenge has been to expand registration and increase Election Day impact.

Numerous organizations have embraced the Latino voting rights mission, working to amplify the many voices of this population—which, far from being homogenous, is diverse both racially and by country of origin. Most of the groups emerged in the mid-1960s and ’70s, strongly inspired by the Black civil rights movement and, in some cases, assisted by its leadership. 

Source: History.