VL Rhetoric 1: Audience

Including, but not limited Argentines, Bolivians, Chileans, Colombians, Costa Ricans, Cubans, Dominicans, Ecudorians, Guatemalans, Hondurans, Mexicans, Nicaraguans, Panamanians, Paraguayans, Peruvians, Puerto Ricans, Salvadorians, Spanish, Uruguayans, and Venezuelans [link].

1) What are some predominately shared values of this group?
Family, maintaining cultural practices (Day of the Dead, Quinceanera, the Spanish language, etc), hard work, religion, conservative values at large [link].

2) What political policies/issues are particularly important to this demographic in this election? Why?
The growing and powerful-by-number hispanic demographic seems to be most interested in policies on Cuba, naturalization/citizenship/immigration & the benefits of illegal immigrants (things that directly influenced their lives, other family members, or future Hispanic brothers), and "the Iraq war, the economy, and health care" says Arturo Vargas, the executive director of National Association of Latino Elected & Appointed Officials [link]. Affordable, quality education is important for them, their children to better themselves and/or give their children the opportunity to
 not live like they may have. Taxes, abortion, & gay marriage are also concerns of this demographic due to their moral, religious, & church/state values [link].

3) Are there any cultural references your demographic identifies with?
Mariachi, luchas, Cheech, quincenaras, Virgen de Guadalupe, George Lopez, AM ranchero station "La Playa", Carlos Mencia, Francis Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Jennifer 
Lopez, salsa/tengo, religious tattoos (black letter?), Da Bratz, Homies, UNIvision, Telemundo, futbol, 

4) What does their graphic landscape look like?
 Bright vibrant colors, Spanish architecture, native relative 
influences (Aztec, Mayan, etc), elaborate decorative arts, the handmade (craft), romantic themes (dance: salsa/tengo, fashion), catering toward Hispanic 
demographic lately: Nissan, Radioshack.
5) Including the AIGA document and other sources, what are the issues 
cited for this group not voting?
Crazy living requirements for naturalized citizens affect the registration process,  It seems that those who want the most to vote cannot due to the fact that they are not legal citizens [link].