Monday, August 25, 2008

Shout-Out to Mi Familia Vota

Just got a knock on the door from three organizers with Mi Familia Vota. I'd like to extend my thanks to them for doing the hard work of door-to-door voter mobilization. They are working for more than voter registration, but also to educate the public on various ballot initiatives that will directly affect the latino community. In most cases, affect us detrimentally.

The country is stronger when we push for more people to become engaged. As their literature notes, a lot is at stake in November:
A lot is at stake in this election: high gas prices, the war, immigration. You should vote to protect the future of our families.
  • Unemployment in Arizona up 20% since 2000
  • 1 in 5 people have no health insurance
  • Over 30% of Arizona students don't graduate
  • Gas prices are up almost 36% in the last year alone
That's the dreary news, the good piece of it is that we can do something about it all: Vote.

And, perhaps more importantly: Organize.

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