posted by Terry Greene Sterling at 14 November, 9:21 PM  0 
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    A new report by the venerable Pew Hispanic Center indicates the Hispanic electorate will likely double by 2030.

    Right now, Latinos compose 10 percent of our electorate. In less than two decades, that number will surge to 20 percent.

    For years, the Hispanic electorate has been trashed for not voting in greater numbers, but  let’s get real.

    In the first place, several million Hispanics can’t vote because they’re undocumented.

    In the second place,  this is a very young demographic.

    A whole bunch of Hispanics aren’t eligible to vote yet. But by 2030, as Pew points out, a  good many of our young Hispanic Americans will have achieved voting age.

    Do you think these voters will forget what was said about, and what happened to, their families?

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    Bio: Journalist Terry Greene Sterling has lived in Arizona most of her life, and has reported on the political brawls and human tragedies that have long made Arizona the focus of national news. She was raised on an Arizona cattle ranch, and learned to speak Spanish at the same time she learned English. The author of Illegal, Life and Death in Arizona's Immigration War Zone, Sterling has been honored with more than 50 national and regional journalism awards. She was named Virg Hill Journalist of the Year, Arizona’s highest journalism honor, three times. She was a staff writer for Phoenix New Times for 14 years before branching out on her own. She is a contributor for The Daily Beast, and Writer-in-Residence at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. Her work has also appeared in The Washington Post, Newsweek.com, Salon.com, Rollingstone.com, The Nieman Narrative Digest, Phoenix Magazine, The Arizona Republic, Arizona Highways, High Country News, and Preservation Magazine. She tweets @tgsterling and blogs about immigration in Arizona at terrygreenesterling.com.

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