Post submitted by Josh Zaragoza, HRC Senior Regional Field Organizer
Recently, I had the pleasure to be one of six panelists on One Arizona and Univision’s ‘Hispanic Summit: The Power of the Hispanic Vote in Arizona.’ I was able to further inform a group of progressive Arizona stakeholders on the recent public opinion shift on equality amongst Latinos, what contributes to the shift, and why Latinos are important to the equality movement in Arizona.
Democratic Strategist Christine Pelosi, moderated and live tweeted:
Immigration changed how Latinos see "discrimination" - now more receptive to anti-discrimination message in LGBT, voting. #AZHispanicSummit— sfpelosi (@sfpelosi) May 28, 2014
Then, on messaging equality to Latinos:
According to Pew Research, we have seen a dramatic shift in public opinion on marriage equality amongst Latinos in last six years. That shift is visible in Arizona not only on marriage equality but also on broader issues of LGBT equality, like workplace discrimination.