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Latina Magazine Makes 1st-Time Presidential Endorsement for Hillary Clinton

For the first time in its 20-year history, Latina magazine endorses a presidential candidate, slamming Trump and supporting Hillary Clinton.
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For the first time in its 20-year history, Latina Magazine has endorsed a presidential candidate. In their electoral section of the magazine they explain why they decided to endorse and support Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Latina Magazine has never endorsed a candidate in previous years in respect to the identities, cultures and political views of the audience they represent. According to the publication, this election year is different because Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has attacked the Latino community, which the magazine mostly represents.

In their editorial, "Latinas! It's Time To Stand Up and Deport Donald Trump's Presidency Dreams" goes through a series of reasons why they made the decision.

The editors cite Trump's "Build a Wall" rhetoric, which they say "has become a schoolyard taunt that our children now face in classrooms, playgrounds, and sporting events across the country."

They also wrote about an incident they called a "mini race riot" that took place in Elkhorn, Wisconsin where a girl's soccer team began to shout at their Latina opponents, "Donald Trump, build that wall!"

The editors also cite Trump's statements against former Miss Universe, Alicia Machado.

The editors say this type of rhetoric has a lasting impact on self-esteem and they quote government statistics that show Latina teens had higher rates of suicide attempts than other groups.

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The editors also supported Clinton's policies on achieving women's pay parity, universal preschool and health care expansion.

"Pollsters have a term for the Latino community: they call us the sleeping giant," wrote the "Latina" editors. "We’re uniting our collective platforms of more than 50 million strong to show them, and the world, that this giant is very much awake."

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