Saturday, June 22, 2024

‘National Voter Registration Day’ Used to Boost Efforts to Increase Latino Voter Turnout

Today is National Voter Registration Day, and organizations such as Voto Latino, the League of United Latino American Citizens and the National Council of La Raza are boosting their efforts to motivate a larger Latino turnout.

According to the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, there is a predicted 12.2 million Latinos who will go out to vote for the upcoming election.

“The idea is to really bring attention to people getting involved civically”, says Jessica Reeves, partnership director for Voto Latino. “We want to remind everybody that it’s a right, not a privilege.”

Voto Latino and other organizations have spent time and energy on educational projects and partnered with celebrities to bring awareness to Latinos to be prepared for Election Day.

Emilio Romano, president of Telemundo Media says, “Given the significant number of U.S. Hispanics that are eligible to vote and the high percentage of Latinos in key swing states, it is imperative that they understand that by voting they can have a direct impact on issues that affect their daily lives, such as the education of their children, jobs and healthcare.”