One in ten registered voters in Illinois is either an immigrant or a child of an immigrant. Latinos make up a huge portion of that voting population. And new polling data from Latino Decisions shows that the number of Latino voters (both immigrant and native born) enthusiastic about the midterms jumped by 18 points in just the last four weeks. "With close statewide elections for Governor and U.S. Senate in nearly a dozen states with sizable Latino electorates," the pollster writes, "Latino voter turnout could make the difference in many of these contests."
Last week, we wrote about several immigrant rights groups who were beefing up their voter outreach efforts as Election Day draws closer. This morning, Illinois Immigrant Action released a quirky new ad targeted directly at young Latino voters in Illinois who could benefit from the DREAM Act. Watch it below: