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Immigrant Families, Community Leaders Across Country Gather To Watch First Presidential Debate

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Last night, community leaders and immigrant families gathered all across the nation to watch the first of three Presidential debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

With the two parties offering the starkest contrast on immigration yet — one of inclusion, versus one of division — immigrant families know what’s at stake at this November.

In the battleground state of Nevada, 150 families gathered for a watch party organized by Mi Familia Vota, NextGen Climate Nevada , PLAN Action, Nevada’s Voice, CCCAction, Battle Born Progress, iAmerica, America Votes, NSEA, ACDC, APALA, Make It Work Action and For Our Future Fund:

In Florida, another state where Latino voters will help determine who occupies the White House next January, community members and families gathered in Pompano Beach and Homestead for a watch party organized by Florida’s Voice; SEIU Florida; New Florida Majority; Florida Immigrant Coalition;  FLIC Votes; WeCount; iAmerica; Organize NOW!:

In Ohio, community members gathered in Columbus and in Cleveland, where La Mega 87.7 — the main FM Spanish-language radio station in the city — broadcast live from immigrant-owned business, Moncho’s.

Attendees at the Moncho’s watch party included Vote Vets, Case Western Reserve University students, California State Senate President Kevin De Leon, local lawyers, leaders, activists, community members:

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In Colorado, over 100 Latinos attended a debate watch party in Denver.  Over a third of the crowd were first-time voters.



Photo via actemu.