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The Hispanic Vote of Southwest Florida empowering Latino voters

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The Hispanic Vote of Southwest Florida empowering Latino voters

The Hispanic Vote of Southwest Florida empowering Latino voters

The nonpartisan political action committee is focused on educating and engaging the local Latino community to go out and vote.

CAMP.DETAILS OF HER ITINERARY HAVENOT BEEN ANNOUNCED.WITH THE GENERAL ELECTION LESSTHAN 2-MONTHS AWAY THE HISPANICVOTE OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ISEMPOWERING LATINO VOTERS.THE NON-PARTISAN POLITICALCOMMITTEE IS FOCUSED ONEDUCATING AND ENGAGING THE LOCALLATINO COMMUNITY TO VOTE.FOX 4’S SANDRA RODRIGUEZ SHOWSUS HOW THEY ARE ACCOMPLISHINGTHEIR MISSION AND WHATCHALLENGES THEY ARE FACING.SANDRA?(00-07)"If we want to see changes, ifwe want to see people that wewant elected, especiallylocally, we be involved."A RECORD 32-MILLION LATINOSACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE PROJECTEDTO BE ABLE TO VOTE IN THE 2020ELECTION━ ACCORDING TO THE PEWRESEARCH CENTERWITH ABOUT 20 PERCENT OFELIGIBLE VOTERS IN FLORIDA BEINGLATINOS"That’s a large population thathas a civic responsibility tohave a voice at the table."CARMEN SALOME IS THE CHAIRPERSONFOR THE HISPANIC VOTE OFSOUTHWEST FLORIDAA BI-PARTISAN POLITICAL ACTIONCOMMITTEE FOCUSED ON EMPOWERINGLATINOS TO VOT"Here in Lee County, the 2010Census had Hispanics at 20-22percent, I would venture to sayfor this next Census we’re goingto see that at 30-percentmore."THE CHALLENGE SALOME SAYS ISGETTING THE LATINO POPULATION TOVOTE NOT ONLY FOR A PRESIDENT,BUT ALSO FOR LOCAL OFFICIALS"Unfortunately, what happen isif you don’t get involved in theprocess of what’s going onlocally, it comes back andaffects you as a home owner, taxpayer, business owner."TO HELP THE LATINO COMMUNITYMEET THOSE LOCAL CANDIDATESVYING FOR THEIR VOTE -- THEHISPANIC VOTE OF SOUTHWESTFLORIDA HOLDS FREE MONTHLYCOMMUNITY LEADERS MEETINGS"Not only is it an educationaltool for our residents, but it’san opportunity for the electedofficial and that candidate tolearn about this segment ofpeople that’s growing."THE COMMITTEE IS ALSO WORKINGWITH THE ELECTIONS OFFICE ONVOTER REGISTRATION OUTREACH...AND IS HOLDING CANDIDATEENDORSEMENT INTERVIEWS"It’s done non-partisan, we wantthe best person to representus."THE COMMITTEE WILL KICK OFFHISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH WITHANOTHER COMMUNITY LEADERSMEETING SEPTEMBER 17 THE TOPICWILL CENTER AROUND LAW ANDJUSTICE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA...SPACE IS LIMITED TO RE




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