The Young Latino Leadership Summit and the Conservative Message

The Young Latino Leadership Summit and the Conservative Message
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The Young Latino Leadership Summit and the Conservative Message

Emma Jimenez

February 14, 2019

When it comes to politics being a minority, and a conservative are two of the things that are rarely placed side by side. On the weekend of February 23rd, the largest gathering of Young Latino Conservatives met in Phoenix, AZ. The event was hosted by The Conservative student organization Turning Point USA. Turning Point USA is a non-profit organization founded by Charlie Kirk. According to their web-page, the organization’s mission is to identify, educate, train, and organize students to promote the principles of freedom, free markets, and limited government.

“There are numerous amounts of differences that exist between Conservatives and Liberals. Conservatism tends to promote pro-life, limited government and national sovereignty, which we have seen over these past years these are values that are strongly advocated against by those on the Left. When it comes to Conservatives, they are known to be pro-life and very religious. They believe all human life begins at conception. They believe all life is sacred and consider abortion to be murder. Liberals believe that a woman has the right to decide what happens with her body. They do not consider a fetus to be a human life, so it does not have any separate individual rights. According to the Pew Research Center when it comes to abortion 49% of Hispanic Americans support legal abortion while 44% say it should be illegal in all or most cases. When it comes to religion, approximately 77% of Hispanic Americans identify as Christians. Studies show that Hispanics Americans hold not only hold strong religious values but are also somewhat divided on the issue of abortion.

When it comes to issues such as immigration, Liberals have demonstrated to take a more favorable approach towards all forms of immigration whether illegal or not and feel a border wall is unnecessary. Conservatives have vocally only supported legal immigration, oppose amnesty towards those that have entered the country illegally, and want stronger border security. According to pewhispanic.org, the largest voting minority in the United States is the Hispanic American population. Since the election of Donald Trump, the Democratic Party has seemed to be heavily invested in having Hispanic Americans become single-issue voters and are trying to appease them on the immigration issue. A great majority of Hispanic Americans have close ties to immigration. Those coming from Mexico make up most of the immigrant population in the USA. In 2016, 11.6 million immigrants living in the U.S. were from Mexico, which accounted for 26% of all U.S. immigrants. When it comes to immigration, the Democratic Party is more in favor of granting amnesty to illegals and opposing a border wall which could be the reason as to why many Hispanics Americans continue to support the Democratic Party.

When it comes to media news outlets, news stations, such as Univision is biased when it comes to political argumentative issues. Univision is an American Spanish-language television news network that is owned by Univision Communications. The network’s programming is aimed directly at Hispanic Americans. In the first quarter of 2018, Univision was ranked as the fifth largest broadcast network in primetime with 1.6 million total viewers. Since Trump’s campaign to the presidency, Univision’s anchorman Jorge Ramos has been extremely critical about Trump, more specifically about Trump’s border wall. Jorge Ramos anchors Univision‘s political news program Noticiero Univision, Al Punto, and the Fusion TV English-language program America with Jorge Ramos. He is regarded as the best-known Spanish-language news anchor in the US. He has been included on Time’s magazine’s list of “The World’s Most Influential People and has received the Maria Moors Cabot Prize award for excellence in journalism. Ramos has publicly referred to the wall as a “symbol of hate and racism” for “those who want to make America white again.” Jorge Ramos biased and politically motivated influence on the largest news network for Hispanic Americans could be noted as to why many Hispanic Americans would oppose the wall.

The Young Latino Leadership Summit event not only highlighted that Hispanic Conservatives exist in the USA, but it also gave many of them a platform in which to voice their key concerns with how the media, politicians, and other public figures have excluded them and misrepresented conservatives in general.

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About the author:

Emma Jimenez is an immigrant from Peru and a US citizen. She is a freelance political blogger and a conservative advocate known on social media as The Conservative Latina. She is also a published children’s book author. Her books are used to educate children on the beauty of coming from a multiracial and blended family and on self-awareness and appreciation. Mrs. Jimenez lives in Louisiana and works in continuing education as a Spanish instructor. She has also worked with various local churches in her town, teaching ESL and citizenship classes to immigrants. She has appeared as a guest on various social media platforms to discuss issues facing the Hispanic community today. Currently, she is working on publishing her first political children’s book; to be called America the Great, it is about what it means to be an American.

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Emma Jimenez
Emma Jimenez Emma Jimenez is an immigrant from Peru and a US citizen. She is a freelance political blogger and a conservative advocate known on social media as The Conservative Latina. She is also a published children’s book author. Her books are used to educate children on the beauty of coming from a multiracial and blended family and on self-awareness and appreciation. Mrs. Jimenez lives in Louisiana and works in continuing education as a Spanish instructor. She has also worked with various local churches in her town, teaching ESL and citizenship classes to immigrants. She has appeared as a guest on various social media platforms to discuss issues facing the Hispanic community today. Currently, she is working on publishing her first political children’s book; to be called America the Great, it is about what it means to be an American. If you enjoyed the article and would like to see more, become a member or donate to the RNHA today! The Republican National Hispanic Assembly is a not for profit organization. We are an independent media institution funded by small donors. We depend on you to continue to produce quality content.

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