Thursday, April 25, 2024

LCLAA Seeks To Boost Latino Influence In 2016


Seeking to capitalize on the growing clout of the Latino vote, organizations such as the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) are organizing a registration and education initiative aimed at harnessing those new voters for the 2016 elections next November.

Hector Sánchez, executive director of LCLAA, said in a statement “the Latino community is growing rapidly in the U.S., both in population and in our contribution to the economic and social life of this nation.”

The group’s national campaign is already underway in Florida, Texas and Colorado, states with sizable Latino populations and where the Latino vote could prove decisive.

“Our voters are eager to find candidates who take them seriously and are ready to invest in the economy, improve our schools and immigration system, and defend our rights” added Sanchez.

Christian Hurtado, whose father died on the job, tells a story about how, as an undocumented immigrant, was unable to ask for additional training and safety considerations is quoted as saying Voting is the vehicle that can help Latinos gain that power to change our outlook in this country.”


NBC News