Nevada Latinos take center stage in midterms as electorate grows, shifts

Jazmin Orozco || The Nevada Independent|| March 20th, 2022

Jessica Padron, civic engagement director for Make the Road Nevada, a left-leaning organization focused on the immigrant community, put the situation more bluntly: She said political parties often engage in half-hearted attempts to engage with the community, calling them “tokenizing photo exchanges” complete with taco trucks and mariachi bands.

“I think the big message for 2022 to Democrats in particular is, ‘It’s time to deliver,’” Padron said. “It’s not time to play around. It’s time to … have real conversations with the Latino community.”