1A Across America: The Power Of The Latino Vote "The Republican party is grappling with how to do better with Hispanics," Houston immigration attorney Jacob Monty told us. "If we don't do better with Hispanics, we're going to be a minority party."

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1A Across America: The Power Of The Latino Vote

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Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo speaking with Host Joshua Johnson at 1A's Across America town hall event in Houston on April 9. The event was produced in collaboration with Houston Public Media at the Talento Bilingüe de Houston cultural center. AL ORTIZ /HOUSTON PUBLIC MEDIA hide caption

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Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo speaking with Host Joshua Johnson at 1A's Across America town hall event in Houston on April 9. The event was produced in collaboration with Houston Public Media at the Talento Bilingüe de Houston cultural center.

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What do Latino voters want in 2020?

It's a difficult question to answer — and to listener Sonia Rivera, it's also the wrong one.

Candidates need to recognize that Latinos is not a one-size-fits-all community. There's Puerto Rican-Hispanics, there's Cuban-Hispanics, Mexican-Hispanics, Honduran and so on and so on and so on. So there's no one solution that fits every single individual in the Latino community. So when we speak to the Hispanic community, we need to recognize there are differences in our communities. While we still share the Hispanic experience, we are different in many ways.

Rivera was just one of the people we met in Houston this month for a special event about the spectrum of Latino voters and the issues they want addressed.

It's part of our collaboration with public radio stations around the country, called Across America.