STOCKTON, CA -- California will be the starting point this week of a Latino voter public education campaign, ¡Todos a Votar! ("Let's Vote"), sponsored by national Latino advocacy groups to register and mobilize Latino voters throughout the country.
Joining forces on the tour across the U.S. are Mi Familia Vota (MFV), the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), Service Employees International Union (SEIU), National Council of La Raza (NCLR), Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA), Center for Community Change (CCC), Presente.org, Voto Latino, and the Hispanic Federation. The groups will work with activists on the ground and online to register Latino voters, inform them of the issues at stake in this election, and increase voter turnout.
The Latino voter public education campaign will begin TONIGHT with a Twitter Town Hall at 5 pm Pacific, 8 pm Eastern. The hashtag is #voto12
Stockton: Thursday, July 26, 10 am PDT
• Welcome by the Diocese of Stockton
• Press conference with community, faith, Latino advocacy and labor leaders including: Tom Amato, Executive Director of People and Congregations Together (PACT); Fr. Dean McFalls, Diocese of Stockton; Eliseo Medina, International Secretary-Treasurer; Jose Rodriguez, President and CEO of El Concilio; Sylvia Gomez, "Let's Get Healthy California," Ulises Gonzalez, National Field Director for LULAC and Kevin Ramirez, President of LULAC Youth in California, and Alexis Buz (Northern California Representative of the California Dream Network), Arnulfo De La Cruz, California State Director for Mi Familia Vota
• Precinct Walk
• Location: Comision Honorifica Mexicana, "La Jamaica," 609 South Lincoln Street, Stockton, CA
Gardena: Friday, July 27, 11:30 am PDT
• News conference with community, faith, Latino advocacy and labor leaders: Eliseo Medina, SEIU International Secretary-Treasurer; Ulises Gonzalez, National Field Director for LULAC; Angelica Salas, Executive Director for the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA); Mike Garcia, President of SEIU United Service Workers West; Anthony Thigpenn, President of Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education (SCOPE)
• Precinct walk
• Location: 134-136 West 168th St., Gardena, CA
Riverside: Friday, July 28, 5 pm PDT
• Welcome by Auxiliary Bishop Rutilio del Riego, Roman Catholic Diocese of San Bernardino
• Media availability with leaders from groups including, MFV, LULAC, SEIU, Coalition for Humane Immigration Reform Los Angeles (CHIRLA), Inland Congregations United for Change (ICUC), Latino Voter Registration Project, Associated Students-UC Riverside, Training Occupational Development Educating Communities, PUENTE
• Precinct walk
• Location: 1525 Third St. #E, Riverside, CA
San Diego: Saturday, July 29, 8:30 am PDT
• Community breakfast, media availability and precinct walk
• Location: El Comal Restaurant, 3946 Illinois, San Diego, CA
From California, the voter registration campaign will move through the key Latino votes sates of Nevada, Arizona, Florida, Colorado and Texas.