National Leaders Bring ¡Todos A Votar (Let's Vote!) Campaign To Texas
LULAC, and other national Hispanic leaders, will hold a briefing in Houston, Texas, to address the critical role of Latinos in the November election and call on the Hispanic community to vote in response to recent Federal Court rulings.
Houston (I-Newswire) September 11, 2012 - In response to the Federal Court rulings which found that Texas conservatives violated civil rights laws in an attempt to dilute Latino congressional representation and prevent minorities and the poor from voting, national Hispanic leaders will hold a briefing in Houston, Texas to address the critical role of Latinos in the November election and call on the Hispanic community to vote.
Recently, a Federal Court found Texas’ redistricting maps were drawn with “discriminatory purpose,” after the 2010 U.S. Census showed that Texas had seen a surge in the growth of the Hispanic population. In a separate decision, a Federal Court found that the Voter ID law would have placed an unburden on low-income and a largely minority population’s ability to vote, and thus, invalidated that law.
Not surprisingly, Latino voters are expected to play a decisive role in the upcoming 2012 elections, with a record 12 million expected to vote in November. Hosted by LULAC, Latino voter advocacy leaders will be present at the briefing to address the recent court rulings; discuss how Texas is poised to be a political game changer; and provide an update on the progress of voter registration and public education campaigns taking place across the country.*
Baldomero Garza, LULAC, National Vice President of the Southwest
Eliseo Medina, SEIU, Secretary-Treasurer
Claudia Ortega-Hogue, NALEO, Texas State Director
Sonia Troche, NCLR, Texas State Director
10:00 A.M. Public Briefing on the Hispanic Voter Turnout
11:20 A.M. Voter Registration and Voting Commitments
WHEN: Saturday, September 15th, 2012 at 10:00 A.M.
WHERE: Doneraki Mexican Restaurant, 2903 Woodridge Dr. #300, Houston, Texas
* The tour has traveled through CA, NV, AZ, FL and CO. The national organizations participating in the campaign include 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), Service Employees International Union (SEIU),Voto Latino. and Center for Community Change (CCC).
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The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 900 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit www.LULAC.org.
About The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
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Published On:September 11, 2012
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