2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Swipe Left or Right: The Latino Millennial Vote

Tuesday, March 15
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Austin Convention Center
Ballroom EFG
531 E 4th St

We are a different America in 2016 than we were in 2012.There is a new generation of voters: younger, independent, and more Latino than ever. They are early tech adopters that meet peers through apps, yet wait hours in line to vote. They approve of equal marriage and a woman’s right to choose, yet hear hateful words from presidential candidates. How do we modernize the civic process to mobilize this generation instead of eroding their voting rights? How does tech, campaign rhetoric, and social movements fuel their civic mindsets? Join Maria Teresa Kumar for a deep dive into the mind of a Latino millennial: why and how they vote and how they’ll shape our political landscape for years to come.

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America Ferrera

Actor & Producer

Take Fountain Productions

Maria Teresa Kumar at SXSW

Maria Teresa Kumar

Pres & CEO

Voto Latino

María Teresa Kumar is the founding President and CEO of Voto Latino and an Emmy-nominated contributor with MSNBC. Under her leadership, Voto Latino has become a key factor in national elections by ...

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