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LULAC Announces Strategies for Hispanic Voter Registration and Turnout

Feb. 16, 2012

Staff--Hispanic Business

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The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) has joined with the Mi Familia Vota to Register and Turn Out the Latino Vote organizations to increase the number of Hispanics registered to vote, to urge more Hispanics to vote and help defend the rights of Hispanic voters.

"Our march to the ballot boxy begins today," Ben Monterroso, national executive director for Mi Familia Vota Education Fund, said. "Hundreds of Mi Familia Vota volunteers will canvass neighborhoods through the country to register every eligible Lationo to vote and to ensure their voice is heard at the ballot box."

National LULAC President Margaret Moran said: "Sadly, some have attempted to engae the Hispanic electorate through wuperficial rhetoric; others have dismissed the Hispanic vote altogether and certain states are attempting to pass legilsation designed to supress the vote."

"The Latino vote will play a decisive role in the coming elections and in light of growing attacks on their voting rights, we will work to ensure that their voices are heard," Hector E. Sanchez, executive director of the Labor Council for Latin American American Advancement."



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