2016 is just around the corner and this is an election year. where civic participation of all is the key to make it a successful process, as they are in play the White House, the Senate, the House of Representatives and thousands of elected positions.
The demographic and political weight of Latinos is not only growing but increasingly decisive in the outcome of the elections. Experts agree that no politician can get to the White House if you do not get at least 40 percent of the Hispanic vote.
In response, the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) this week launched a national campaign to educate Latinos about the importance of voting, especially in those states where our vote is more influential, like Florida, Colorado and Texas .
LCLAA members in those states mobilized volunteers to help register voters, it is shown that once Latinos have registration, eight out of ten go to the polls on election day, in this case in November 2016 .
There are 12.2 million Latinos who are already eligible to vote but are not registered. The vote is our voice. So register and vote is a right but also a civic responsibility for everyone.
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