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Las votantes de color dicen que los legisladores se centran en temas equivocados

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Tuesday, May 14, 2024   

Más de una de cada cinco estadounidenses es una mujer de color, y una nueva encuesta muestra que no se sienten escuchadas y quieren que los políticos responsables aborden los temas que les preocupan. La encuesta procede de una coalición de grupos de derechos civiles llamada Intersections of our Lives.

Lupe Rodríguez, del Instituto Nacional de Latinas por la Justicia Reproductiva, afirma que, aunque la motivación del electorado es menor que en el pasado, los candidatos que quieran ganar deben prestar atención a las mujeres de color.

"No se puede subestimar a las votantes de color," dice Rodríguez. "Las elecciones suelen decidirse por márgenes estrechos. No debemos ser vistas como votantes de bajo alcance, debemos ser vistas como votantes de alto potencial, y la gente no puede darse el lujo de darnos por sentadas."

La encuesta reveló que casi nueve de cada diez mujeres de color dicen que votar es extremadamente o muy importante. Los derechos de la mujer y el aborto, combinados, son los temas principales para el 31% de las mujeres negras, el 34% de las latinas y el 36% de las mujeres Asiático- Americanas e isleñas del Pacífico.

Roshni Nedungadi, de la empresa de estudios de opinión pública HIT Strategies, afirma que las votantes de color están muy preocupadas por los problemas económicos que afectan a su vida cotidiana, y no sólo por los elevados precios de los alimentos.

"Piensan en el acceso a la atención medica accesible, incluidos el aborto y los anticonceptivos. Piensan en una vivienda más asequible, por supuesto, en el costo de vida, la creación de empleo y la eliminación de las diferencias salariales," agrega Nedungadi.

La encuesta también reveló que el 93% de las mujeres negras, el 84% de las mujeres Asiático- Americanas e isleñas del Pacífico y el 79% de las latinas están de acuerdo con la afirmación de que el racismo ha durado demasiado tiempo y que las políticas para avanzar en la equidad racial son necesarias desde hace mucho tiempo.



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