Conservative group hopes to influence Hispanic political involve - FOX34 Lubbock

Conservative group hopes to influence Hispanic political involvement

LUBBOCK, Texas -

The 2020 U.S election is fast approaching for the first time Hispanics will be the largest minority racial group in the electorate nationwide, accounting for more than 13% according to the Pew Research Center. With that in mind political involvement is crucial for organizations like 'Bienvenido'. This non-profit that emphasizes conservative values, its main goal is to provide a voice for young Hispanics.

"Right now Hispanics are seeing that we are really under represented in both parties, but both parties are really not doing a good job of outreaching to the Hispanic community in a healthy way," said Abraham Enriquez, Bienvenido president. "So it is our job to either launch Hispanics who truly care about our values into office or take our values, our culture, our tradition to our elected officials and letting them know this is who we are, this is what we believe in."

Enriquez adds that Hispanics voters tend to vote democratic, but based on their values should be considered conservative. He believes initiatives like free health care and free education only deteriorate and weakened the Hispanic community.

"What matters the most is that you work hard and you set goals and you achieve that through competition and hard work and that is exactly what young Hispanics need to realize and focus on is that," said Enriquez. "We owe it to our older generations who escaped these things that are presented to us as you know as really nice things."

A study by the Pew Research Center shows a record 29 million Latinos were eligible to vote in the last midterm election.






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