“Latino” is an umbrella term covering a diverse group of national, ethnic, and racial backgrounds that collectively accounts for more than one in six Americans. Spread across the political spectrum and operating at every level of government, Latinos cannot be counted on to vote as a bloc, but their collective support can make or break a political campaign. In the Intermountain West, Latino-Mormon politics can often seem focused almost exclusively on matters regarding immigration, but these are not the only political issues of concern to LDS Latinos. How do LDS Latinos organize to affect local, state, and federal politics, and how do LDS missionary efforts among Latino communities affect various political issues?

Michael Clara, Celina Milner, Juan Manuel Ruiz, David Knowlton