ICYMI: NBC News: DNC Chair Tom Perez says Democrats have stepped up Latino voter outreach
October 23, 2018
NBC News: DNC Chair Tom Perez says Democrats have stepped up Latino voter outreach
AUSTIN, Texas — Democratic Party Chairman Tom Perez is pushing back on criticism of the party’s outreach to Latinos, saying there has been “important and substantial investment in Latino voters across the country.”
“I knew when I took this job we needed to up our game in every community,” Perez, the first Latino to head the Democratic Party, told NBC News on Monday.
Perez said he is working against the fear that Trump has put into some Latino voters, so getting them out on Election Day has meant giving assurances that “we have their back.”
With another trip planned to Los Angeles, Perez said it’s no coincidence that he’s stopping at so many Latino-heavy areas.
“Folks understand they are not only voting for themselves but also for community,” he said. “We are putting hope on the ballot.”