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How LULAC helped boost Latino participation in Iowa caucuses

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The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) set an ambitious goal in the Hawkeye State: Get 10,000 Latinos to participate in the Iowa caucuses.

As all eyes were on Iowa Monday night, one group had its eyes on Iowa's Latino voters.

The League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa (LULAC) set an ambitious goal in the Hawkeye State: Get 10,000 Latinos to participate in the Iowa caucuses.

So, did they do it? Joe Henry Enriquez, Iowa state director of LULAC, says early estimates show the group achieved that, and then some, with at least 13,000 Latino voters. Enriquez joined the show to tell more about how the group helped convince Latinos to get involved — including some who had never participated in the caucuses before.

To listen to the interview, click on the blue audio player above. 

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