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Recently, Fox News Latino put NCLR’s Director of Civic Engagement and Immigration, Clarissa Martínez-De-Castro, on its list of “Top 10 Young Latinos in Politics to Watch in 2013.”

We’re surely no stranger to Martínez-De-Castro‘s abilities, and we couldn’t agree more. She effectively led a civic engagement effort this past election that resulted in 95,000 new Latino voters. The voter turnout this year for the Latino community was historic—more than 12 million Latinos went to the polls.

Here’s what Fox News Latino had to say about Martínez-De-Castro:

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“Clarissa Martinez (NCLR): On Election Night, I asked a relevant friend in cable news production why Latinos are so seldom booked to speak on air about the Latino vote. Her answer: it is difficult to find Latinos with the adequate level of live media training and experience that primetime television warrants. Not so with Clarissa Martinez of the National Council of La Raza. She has been developing as a Latino affairs pundit on television since the last major drive for immigration reform in 2010. As the battle for immigration reform again heats up in 2013, look for Martinez to continue to grow as a recognizable voice of Latino advocacy.”

View some of those live media appearances below.

Martínez-de-Castro was an outspoken advocate during Justice Sotomayor’s nomination process.

Martínez-de-Castro talks in depth with veteran reporter, Maria Hinojosa

Congratulations, Clarissa, on the well-deserved recognition!

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