The Tomorrow is Today Foundation hosted an event looking at the role of the minority vote in the upcoming presidential election on Tuesday at the African American Civil War Museum in Washington, D.C.
Minority voters will play an important role in picking the winner, according to Brookings Institute and National Journal. Hispanics especially are dominating national growth and will for decades to come.
CNN Analyst Roland Martin moderated the discussion and made remarks. The president of the National Council of Black Women and a representative from the U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce took part, as well as conservative commentator Lenny McAllister.
Additional participants included: Estuardo V. Rodriguez, Jr., commentator and consultant on Democratic and Hispanic issues and principal partner at The Raben Group; Brent A. Wilkes, national executive director of the League of United Latin American Citizens; Alex Nogales, president and CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition; Hector Sanchez, chair of the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda and executive director of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement; and Julianne Malveaux, economist and Former President of Bennett College.
Panelists answered questions from the audience.