It has been decades in the making…
People talk about the Latinx Community being the “sleeping giant” when it comes to the elections, but now we are making all the efforts to get registered to vote and actually show up on November 3rd, or mail in our ballots. We can not stress enough how important it is to register to vote in 2020.
The Latinx community makes up 18% of the total U.S. population, yet we only have 4% of Latinos in the Senate and roughly about 8% in Congress.
Can we please acknowledge the power that we have? If we haven’t yet, it is time to take this moment and make a real change.
According to Brianna Carmen, the Director of Organizing and Partnerships at the NPO Voto Latino, the states of Texas, Arizona, Michigan, and Wisconsin, Pennsylvania are all looking at the Latinx community to cast their vote because “we decide who wins.”
“They’re talking about us being the second-largest voting block this year with 32 million but saying ‘we don’t know if they’ll turn out’… is other people not acknowledging the power that we have?” she said on our Instagram Live with Voto Latino on Monday.
You can also register and vote on Election Day.
Conditional voter registration is a safety net for Californians who miss the deadline to register to vote or forget to update their voter registration information. Voters can use the conditional voter registration process from the day after the deadline all the way through Election Day. Eligible citizens can go to their county election office, polling place, or vote center to register and vote conditionally. These ballots will be processed once the county elections office has completed the voter registration verification process.