Former HUD secretary Henry Cisneros on the importance of the Pennsylvania Latino vote in the presidential election

Written by on September 22, 2020

Former HUD secretary Henry Cisneros on the importance of the Pennsylvania Latino vote in the presidential election 

By Genesis Ortega

September 22, 2020

Henry Cisneros was one of the first Latinos to lead a major American city when he served as mayor of San Antonio in the 1980s. He went on to become secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Bill Clinton.

Not surprisingly, Cisneros has endorsed Democrat Joe Biden on Biden’s bid for the presidency.

Polls continue to fluctuate showing support from Latinos. Following a recent dip in Biden’s polling among the demographic, WLVR’s Genesis Ortega recently had a chance to speak with Cisneros.

They discussed the Biden campaign strategy to appeal to Latinos, the importance of their vote and Pennsylvania and the Latinos in the U.S. are sometimes perceived to be one homogenous group, when in fact – they are very diverse.

This week, a poll from The Wall Street Journal, NBC and Telemundo found more than 60 percent of registered Latino voters supporting Biden. 

To see more of the conversation with Cisneros, which includes Biden’s plan to offer assistance to Puerto Rico, head over PBS39.org to watch the rest of the interview. 

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