Latino Vote Iowa caucus campaign to host caucus trainings for youth, others across state

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Jan. 14, 2016

DES MOINES, IA - There will be four more opportunities for Latinos and others to learn about the Iowa Caucuses at upcoming Latino Vote Iowa caucus trainings.  

The League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa has reached out to more than 43,000 registered Latino voters in Iowa to inform them about the Feb. 1 Iowa Caucuses. In addition, LULAC has tutorials on how the Democratic and Republican caucuses differ, and a listing of caucus sites for both parties on its website: Here is a list of upcoming trainings:

  • 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, LULAC of Iowa will be at United Food & Commercial Workers Local 230, 1305 E. Mary St.  in Ottumwa. Representatives from the Bush, Clinton, O’Malley and Sanders' campaigns will attend. 
  • 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, LULAC Council 307 will conduct a caucus training at DREAM Iowa’s Latino Youth meeting. The meeting will take place in the Plaza View Room inside the Student Center at Grandview University, 1200 Grandview Ave. In addition to the caucus training, the meeting will serve as a summit for college-age youth from across the state to discuss issues that are important to them with their peers and representatives from presidential campaigns.
  • 6 to 10 p.m. Jan. 20, LULAC 308 will co-host a caucus training and mock caucus at the Center for Worker Justice, 940 S. Gilbert Court in Iowa City. 
  • 5:30 p.m. Jan. 21, LULAC Council 307 will provide a caucus training and campaign update at its regular monthly meeting at the United Way of Central Iowa, Conference Room F, 1111 Ninth St. in Des Moines.

All trainings are either conducted in English and Spanish or interpreters are available.

Other efforts to reach registered voters continue through mailings, phone calls and door-to-door canvassing in neighborhoods throughout the state. Several thousand Latinos have already indicated they will participate in the 2016 Iowa Caucuses.

LULAC wants to encourage 10,000 to 20,000 Latinos to participate in the caucuses. About 200,000 Iowans are expected to participate in both the Democratic and Republican caucuses.

For more information or to request a caucus training in your area, contact Joe Enriquez Henry at 515.208.7312; or Melissa Walker at 515.681.7731 or, or visit




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