Media Advisory

New Research on Latina Voters Shines Light on Significant Impact Hispanic Women Can Have in Upcoming Midterms

Voter brief to be released is third in a series produced through partnership of UnidosUS with the California Civic Engagement Project at USC

October 30, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC—This Wednesday, October 31, at 1:00 p.m. ET/10:00 a.m. PT, Dr. Mindy Romero, director of the California Civic Engagement Project at the University of Southern California, will present research findings regarding gender turnout differences among the Latino voter population. This research brief, the third in a series, provides a profile of Latina voting power in the United States using data from the Current Population Survey and voter registration records.

The brief analyzes variations by state and congressional district, revealing geographic hot spots where Latinas have the potential for an even greater impact on the upcoming midterms.
The findings demonstrate the potential power of Latinas in the upcoming election and highlight several key competitive congressional races, as defined by the Cook Political Report, that are in districts with large numbers of Latinas who are eligible to vote.

To register for the telephonic press call and webinar, please contact Camila Gallardo at or (305) 215-4259.


WHAT:Latina Voter Brief Release
WHEN:Wednesday, October 31, 2018
1:00 p.m. ET/10:00 a.m. PT
WHERE:Participant Dial-In: (877) 876-9177
Conference ID: Voter
Program Title: Latino Voter Brief
WHO:Mindy Romero, PhD, California Civic Engagement Project, University of Southern California 
Clarissa Martinez de Castro, Deputy Vice President of Policy and Advocacy, UnidosUS

UnidosUS, previously known as NCLR (National Council of La Raza), is the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization. Through its unique combination of expert research, advocacy, programs, and an Affiliate Network of nearly 300 community-based organizations across the United States and Puerto Rico, UnidosUS simultaneously challenges the social, economic, and political barriers that affect Latinos at the national and local levels. For 50 years, UnidosUS has united communities and different groups seeking common ground through collaboration, and that share a desire to make our country stronger. For more information on UnidosUS, visit or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.