With post-convention attention focused on the potential voting strength of Latinos, the national Latino voter education campaign ¡Todos A Votar! (Let's Vote!) swings through Colorado on Friday, September 7.
Sponsored by 10 national groups and local affiliates,* ¡Todos A Votar! is helping register Latino voters and turn out a record 12 million Latinos on Nov. 6. Latino vote advocates are reminding potential voters they have the power to determine who wins the election and place in front of the next Congress a policy agenda that addresses their concerns.
In 2008, Colorado's Hispanic voters proved to be the swing electorate. Hispanics made up 13 percent of the 2008 electorate in the presidential election, compared to 8 percent in 2004. http://www.pewhispanic.org/files/reports/98.pdf
¡Todos A Votar! (Let's Vote!)
Press conference with SEIU International Secretary-Treasurer Eliseo Medina and local civic leaders followed by voter canvassing
Friday - September 7
Pueblo - 9 a.m. - American GI Forum, 125 Hector Garcia Pl.
Denver - 1 p.m. - Mi Casa Resource Center Headquarters, 360 Acoma St.
Contact: Alvina.M.Vasquez@gmail.com or firstname.lastname@example.org ¡Todos A Votar! (Let's Vote!) on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/888veyvota
The tour has visited CA, NV, AZ, FL and will go to TX in mid-September. National organizations participating in the campaign are Hispanic Federation, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA), League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), Mi Familia Vota (MFV), National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund, National Council of La Raza (NCLR), Presente.org, Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Voto Latino. and Center for Community Change (CCC)