Just as Hillary Clinton seemed to make progress with Latino voters, her campaign to win our vote backfired . . . big time. A recent post on Clinton's website was a tongue-in-cheek list of "7 Things Hillary Clinton Has In Common With Your Abuela," which lots of Latinos aren't feeling at all.
It's no secret that since announcing her run for the 2016 presidency, Clinton has been putting forward a mighty effort to win over the Latino vote. Just last month, she kicked off "Mujeres in Politics," a program where Latina supporters actively reach out to other Latina voters in key states like Nevada to encourage support of Clinton.
Clinton has been working hard to bring attention to issues that matter to the ever-growing pool of Hispanic voters in the U.S. For instance, she's been vocal about about her stance on immigration, stressing that she has been in favor of the DREAM Act since day one. She's all about improving our current health-care system, saying, "If we’re going to have a free market system, we need a free market where we’ve got people competing on cost and quality."
While we appreciate her desire to address issues in our community, this post went a little too far, and boy did Latin@ Twitter let her know. With the trending #NotMyAbuela hashtag, here's how some Latinos told Clinton that, as much as she wants to relate, she's really missed the mark on this one.