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...s and Latinos join coalitions like joining progressive coalitions or growth machine coalitions as a result of supporting the same policies and wanting to get them across to the public, according to the book Black-Latino Relations in U.S. National Politics: Beyond Conflict or Cooperation, by Rodney E. Hero and Robert R. Preuhs, the way that African-Americans and Latino Democrats voted in terms of the first vote on the financial bailout bill to deal with the economic crisis that arose in September 2009, in which only 40% of Latino Democrats voted in support of this bill while only 46% of African-Americans voted in support of this bill as well, is just another example that shows that in the national level of U.S. politics African-Americans and Latinos tend to cooperate with each other in terms of both groups supporting the same policy agenda (154-155).
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