LULAC SAYS MAKE NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY OUR RENEWED COMMITMENT AS WE GEAR UP FOR THE 2024 ELECTIONS
Nation's Oldest and Largest Latino Civil Rights Organization Says Organize, Mobilize and Get-Out-The-Vote Is Our Top Priority
September 19, 2023
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Washington, DC - LULAC proudly announces its steadfast commitment to making National Voter Registration Day a pivotal moment as we prepare for the 2024 elections. In the face of ongoing efforts to suppress the Latino vote and deny our community its civil rights, LULAC is resolute in empowering Latinos across the United States and Puerto Rico to exercise their fundamental right to vote.
"LULAC is determined and already in action across the United States and Puerto Rico to make this the greatest Latino voter registration ramp-up in our history," says Domingo Garcia, LULAC national president. "No one should doubt the determination and the energy running within millions of Latinos as we see the attacks to suppress our votes and deny us our civil rights. We are a vital part of the future of our country, and the vote is our weapon of empowerment," he says.
With National Voter Registration Day on the horizon, LULAC calls upon Latinos and allies to organize, mobilize, and engage in a concerted effort to ensure that every eligible voter in our community is registered and prepared to participate in the upcoming elections. The Latino vote can be a game-changer, and LULAC is committed to realizing that potential.
Lydia Guzman, Arizona LULAC state director, remarked, "The future for Latinos will be determined by our access to the seats of power and policymakers. Here in Arizona, the recent federal court victories are igniting a new sense of 'we can do this,' as we have before. Arizona LULAC is leading the way as other crucial community coalitions."
The Latino community's political influence is rising, and LULAC is dedicated to harnessing this momentum. Eliseo Santana Jr., Florida LULAC state director, expressed, "Voter interest in our state is at the highest level ever as we see how critical every vote is. We must strongly message that Latinos are present and will be counted through the ballots they cast."
National Voter Registration Day, observed on the fourth Tuesday of September each year, serves as a reminder of the importance of civic participation. It is an opportunity for all Americans to register to vote, update their registration information, and commit to exercising their right to vote. LULAC encourages every eligible voter to seize this moment to become part of the democratic process.
LULAC chapters nationwide are planning events, including voter registration drives, educational forums, and community outreach initiatives. The organization is also working tirelessly to combat voter suppression efforts and advocate for policies that protect and expand access to the ballot box for all Americans. As we approach the 2024 elections, LULAC invites everyone to stand with us in solidarity and unity. Together, we can make history by ensuring that the voices of Latinos are heard and their votes are counted.
"LULAC calls upon all Latinos across the country and Puerto Rico to rise up, register, mobilize, and vote," says Garcia. "The battle for voting rights is far from over, but with determination, unity, and the strength of the law on our side, we will prevail. Together, we can ensure that every voice is heard, and every vote counts as we approach the critical 2024 election. LULAC stands at the forefront of this fight, ready to defend the rights of Latino voters across the nation, and this historic Arizona ruling is just the beginning,' he adds.