Cesar Chavez once said, "You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore." More than a decade of scrutiny and defiant hurdles, and yet the Latinos in America have defied fear.
Now, the moment is here and SEIU along with prominent Latino national advocacy groups are making sure the fastest growing population in the country take the next step in American history and show the force of the Latino vote.
Starting this week, labor, civil rights and Latino advocacy groups, including SEIU, embark on the ¡Todos a Votar! ("Let's Vote") Tour to work with activists on the ground to register Latino voters, inform them of the issues at stake this election, and help mobilize them to the polls.
In addition to SEIU, participating groups include Mi Familia Vota (MFV), the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA), Center for Community Change (CCC), Voto Latino, National Council of La Raza (NCLR), Presente.org, and the Hispanic Federation.
Over 12 million Latinos are expected to vote in the November election, potentially making this part of the electorate a determining factor in key political battleground states.
Latinos hold in their hands the power to choose the right representation and hold politicians accountable on important issues such as healthcare, immigration, the economy, and tax fairness.
Latinos must vote for their sake and for the sake of our great country.