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An historic moment for Latino representation in Colorado politics

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Angel Merlos, left, with the Libre Initiative, and Stacy Suniga of the Latino Coalition of Weld County, talked to CPR News about the power of Latino voters in Colorado’s 8th Congressional District.

Colorado is sending its first Latina representative to Washington, D.C. to represent the new 8th Congressional District. Across the political spectrum, organizers – and some voters – see opportunity for Latino representation in the new district, even beyond the 2022 election, given this district is nearly 40 percent Latino. Stacy Suniga, who leads the Latino Coalition of Weld County, and Angel Merlos, senior advisor for Libre Action in Colorado, talk about their outreach to Latino voters and what lies ahead.