Get Out And Vote: LULAC Urges Hispanics To Vote On Election Day

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Washington, DC – The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) announced today that it has a new Internet section on the homepage titled “Get Out The Vote” to help Hispanics get the latest information on the upcoming mid-term elections.

“This is an important step forward in pushing an even greater voter turnout by Hispanics,” said LULAC National President Rosa Rosales. “We want to make sure that their voices are heard and their votes counted in this important election. Yesterday we marched and tomorrow we vote.”

The LULAC National President calls on all LULAC Vice Presidents and State Directors to help in getting out the vote by holding local press conferences and disseminating local press releases in their communities.

“We are tired of Hispanics being attacked on ads this election season,” Rosales said. “When you attack one Hispanic you are attacking all of us. We are sending a message to elected officials that we are not going to allow this to continue taking place and we will educate voters on the facts through our web site.”

Please visit the LULAC web site to receive a tool kit of information on the elections along with Welcome to LULAC Voter 2006. This site was designed to assist you in organizing your voter mobilization efforts. It provides basic information on the rules of voter registration, important Latino demographics, and a section of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Voter Registration and Voting. Its purpose is to serve as a primer, providing practical advice for the Latino organizer and volunteers who find themselves in the trenches of the political process.

The 2006 electoral cycle is important to Latinos. The role of the Hispanic vote will have a significant impact on the outcome of these elections.

The League of United Latin American Citizens, the oldest and largest Latino membership organization in the country, advances the economic conditions, educational attainment, political influence, health and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs operating at more than 700 LULAC councils nationwide.

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