Latina magazine on Friday endorsed Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocrats worry negative images are defining White House Heller won't say if Biden won election Whitmer trailing GOP challenger by 6 points in Michigan governor race: poll MORE, urging Hispanic women to reject Donald TrumpDonald TrumpGraham says he hopes that Trump runs again Trump says Stacey Abrams 'might be better than existing governor' Kemp Executive privilege fight poses hurdles for Trump MORE for the presidency.
“After enduring a targeted onslaught of our community by Donald Trump for the past 16 months, the stakes for Latinas have never been higher,” the editors said of their publication’s first endorsement in its 20-year history.
“Which is why we are we are joining forces with fellow leaders in media and business, artists, activists and influencers, to stand together to officially endorse Hillary Clinton for president,” they added of the Democratic presidential nominee.
“The choice facing our community could not be clearer. A vote for Hillary Clinton is not only a rebuke against Donald Trump’s xenophobic attacks; it is a better choice on the vital issues that matter most to us.”
Latina magazine’s editors argued the Republican nominee had waged a hateful campaign against both Hispanics and women.
“Let us be clear: The true disaster for our community is Donald Trump,” they said.
“Hate crimes against Latinos have risen 69 percent in Los Angeles alone,” the editors continued. "Other states have reported attacks directly linked to Trump’s rhetoric.
“Our young Latinas are the future and they deserve better than a candidate who reduces their worth to their dress sizes and who disgustingly boasts about groping women’s genitals. Donald Trump’s behavior is not presidential, it is pitiful.”
Latina’s editors added the 27 million Hispanics eligible to vote this year could greatly benefit Clinton on Election Day.
“Let’s stand together in voting for Hillary Clinton,” they said.
Clinton leads Trump by about 7 points in the latest RealClearPolitics average of national polls.