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Fronteras Vote 2012 Special - LIVE - May 23, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Changing demographics across the Southwest are challenging assumptions about the electorate. Fronteras: the Changing America Desk will explore how these changes may impact the 2012 election during Fronteras Vote 2012, a live, call-in special-- 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wed., May 23.
Discussions will address a variety of issues including how the economy, education and immigration play a key role in voter decisions and whether unresolved issues such as the Dream Act, same-sex marriage and SB-1070 will affect turn out. Fronteras reporters, who cover the complex and controversial Southwestern border on a daily basis will share their insights and analysis along with experts in the field.
Schedule for Fronteras Vote 2012 :
Why Is the Southwest Critical to the Election?
Guests: Alisa Barba, Fronteras Desk; Dave Damore, Brookings Institution
The Changing Job Market in the Southwest
Guests: Devin Browne, Fronteras Desk; Dan Seiver, SDSU Professor of Finance
The Latino Education Gap and the DREAM Act
Guests: Jose Luis Jiménez, Fronteras Desk; CJ Eisenbarth Hager, Senior Policy Analyst at the ASU Morrison Institute for Public Policy
The Role of Religion and Social Conservatism in Elections
Guests: Adrian Florido, Fronteras Desk; Tibi Ellis, political & healthcare advocate
The Immigration Issue After SB1070
Guest: David Keyes, Researcher, UCSD Center for Comparative Immigration Studies; Victoria Lopez, Program Director, ACLU of Arizona
Redistricting, Politics and the 2012 Vote
Guests: Adrian Florido Fronteras Desk; Justin Levitt, Brennan Center for Justice