'Empowered': New Book Explores How Latinos Transformed Arizona Politics

By Steve Goldstein
Published: Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 12:27pm
Updated: Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 3:46pm

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Lisa Magaña Empowered: Latinos Transforming Arizona Politics
University of Arizona Press
Lisa Magaña, author of "Empowered: Latinos Transforming Arizona Politics."

The growing power of Latino activists and voters in Arizona politics has been seen in recent elections in the state.

As observers wondered whether the impact would truly emerge, people involved in movements have argued it has always been evident.

In her new book, "Empowered: Latinos Transforming Arizona Politics," ASU professor Lisa Magaña and co-author Cesar Silva explore some of the significant progress that has been made — culminating with Joe Biden’s win in Arizona last November in the presidential race.

The Show spoke with Magaña to learn about Latinos' voting impact in Arizona over the years.

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