The economy, inflation and gun safety top the political agenda | New

Colorado Latinos continue to struggle financially and rank the economy, inflation and the rising cost of living among their top concerns, according to the second annual Colorado Latino Policy Agenda released Wednesday.

Gun violence and abortion rights are also on the minds of Latino voters ahead of the fall 2022 election, says a political platform press release issued by Glenwood Springs nonprofit Voces Unidas. de las Montanas.

The Political Agenda is an annual, nonpartisan report that provides information to elected officials, community leaders, the media, and others interested in the demographic makeup and opinions of Latinos in Colorado on political, political, and other issues relevant to the country. ‘state, the statement said.

Among the main conclusions of this year:

• Half (50%) of Latinos in Colorado report that their economic situation has deteriorated over the past 12 months.

• A third (33%) say they left their job in the past 12 months due to poor working conditions

• Almost a quarter (23%) saw their workload or hours increased without a raise or promotion.

• An alarming 83% fear their child will be the victim of a mass shooting.

The political platform is based on the largest nonpartisan survey of registered Latino voters conducted in Colorado and is commissioned by Voces Unidas de las Montañas, Voces Unidas Action Fund, Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights, and COLOR Action fund. Protégete de Conservation Colorado was also a partner in the 2022 report.

“Colorado Latino’s 2022 policy agenda makes it clear that the challenges facing Latinos in jobs, housing, and the economy are serious — and require significant action by officials at the local, state, and federal levels. “, said Alex Sánchez, president. and CEO of Voces Unidas de las Montañas.

“With new data revealing new priorities for Latinos, this year’s report also allows us to expand our research base from 2021 as we work with elected officials and community leaders to recommend and explore solutions to the future,” added Sánchez.

Intended for use by lawmakers and other officials over the coming year, the political platform was informed by a statewide poll of 1,504 registered Latino voters conducted online and by telephone from the July 5 to August 5.

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