LULAC Celebrates National Voter Registration Day and Calls the Latino Community to Vote

September 25, 2012

Contact: Paloma Zuleta, pzuleta@lulac.org, (202) 833-6130 x103

LULAC Voter Registration Campaign: The Future is in Your Hands: Vote!

Washington D.C. – Today, LULAC joins 1100 other national organizations on National Voter Registration Day to urge all unregistered voters to register and to go out and VOTE on November 6. National Voter Registration Day is a nonpartisan effort to ensure that all registered voters vote. The 2008 election was plagued with voter registration issues that prevented approximately 6 million eligible voters from voting. In effort to prevent the low voter turnout rates of 2010, LULAC calls all eligible voters to register and vote.

Throughout the year, LULAC-trained staff and volunteers have provided information and training to LULAC council members in both English and Spanish so as to register people to vote in the following states: Virginia, Texas, California, Ohio, Colorado, Florida, District of Columbia, Illinois, Iowa, Georgia, Maryland, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, New York, and Wisconsin.

Voters can also learn more information regarding state deadlines, by going to www.LULAC.org/vote. Eligible voters will also be provided information on what they need to bring on November 6, 2012, so that they are not turned away at the polls! Attendees must bring identification in order to register on site. To volunteer click here.

The 2010 Census confirmed that the Latino community, now 50.5 million strong, is the nation’s largest minority group. Not surprisingly, Latino voters are poised to play a decisive role in the upcoming 2012 elections, especially in the key battleground states of Florida, New Mexico, Nevada, and Colorado. LULAC members and our partners are helping to register and turnout a record number of Hispanic voters in November

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