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ABC7 town hall sheds light on challenges faced by Hispanic Americans amid pandemic

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With six weeks to go until election day, ABC7 hosted a town hall for Hispanic Americans.

“A lot of renters have lost their ability to pay rent,” said Abel Nunez.

Nunez is the Executive Director of the Central American Resource Center.

“So much is at stake in this election...the response to COVID...Latino voters want to be talked to,” said Danny Vargas.

This Hispanic Heritage Month has been especially challenging for some, as minority businesses struggle to make ends meet amid a global pandemic.

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Watch the full town hall below.

“I think that it really demonstrates the weaknesses of this nation, how Latinos have the highest rate of infections and they were really hit by both ends of the labor market,” said Nunez.

As President Trump gets ready to name his nominee to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, there are calls to carefully proceed with the process.

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“I think that it is very dangerous to pick someone because you’re trying to attract a specific demographic for an election, I think that the administration...needs to confirm the best person,” said Nunez.

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“With that being said, let’s go and vote,” said Maria Patricia Corrales.

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