UC Davis to Present Research on How Demographics Affect Elections

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  • New research on demographics and elections
  • Latino population growth and how that will affect election results


“As California goes, So Goes the Nation? U.S. Demographic Change and the Latino Vote,” Mindy Romero, founder and director of the California Civic Engagement Project, will be presenting new research that addresses the frequent question in the media, and by political analysts, of how demographic change in the United States will affect the nation's political landscape. For instance, there is speculation about how Latino population growth will affect the 2016 U.S. elections. There was a similar conversation after the 2012 election where there was a great deal of discussion on how the new larger minority vote may have affected the 2012 presidential race. The report is available online Thursday. 


Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, noon-1 p.m.


UC Center Sacramento, 1130 K St., Room LL3


Mindy Romero is the founder and director of the California Civic Engagement Project at the UC Davis Center for Regional Change. Romero is a political sociologist and holds a doctoral degree in sociology from UC Davis. Her scholarly work focuses on the intersection of political behavior and race/ethnicity. 


This new research will discuss what those analyzing the U.S. political landscape can learn from California's demographic change. This report provides a detailed overview of the both the United States' and California's changing population composition, while also documenting the historical and current racial and ethnic disparities in voter turnout. The California Civic Engagement Project is part of the Center for Regional Change at UC Davis.

Directions and Parking:

1130 K Street, Suite LL22, Sacramento 95814; map

Media Resources

Karen Nikos-Rose, News and Media Relations, UC Davis, 530-219-5472, kmnikos@ucdavis.edu

Mindy Romero, 530-665-3010, msromero@ucdavis.edu

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