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Latino leaders hope Colorado’s new 8th congressional district will bring a new era of political representation
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Latino leaders hope Colorado’s new 8th congressional district will bring a new era of political representation

Stacy Suniga stood nervously outside a conference room at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley last Thursday, hoping the room would fill up. Suniga leads the Latino Coalition of Weld County, and she was one of several hosts of a political candidate forum designed to draw in Latino voters. But she knew from her community outreach work that motivating voters was going to be an uphill battle.  “We found that there’s a lot of distrust among Latino groups to even be involved in the political process,” Suniga said. “I see Latinos disengaged with either major party,” or thinking their votes don’t count, she added. She said she has felt that herself in northern Colorado.  “When you feel that your specific needs or cultural needs are not being met – they’re not even being listened to ...