'Mi Familia Vota' Seeks Hispanic Voter Involvement
A new national campaign called 'Mi Familia Vota" is encouraging Latinos to hit the polls. And here in Nevada employees and volunteers are hard at work.
They want to get across just how important this election is for the Latino community.
"Because whomever gets elected is going to be making decisions on whether we have better schools for our children, whether we're going to have have access to health care, whether we're going to have an immigration reform in this country," says Mi Familia Vota Treasurer Eliseo Medina.
The treasurer of Mi Familia Vota says the biggest hurdle for Latino voters is lack of information.
To keep them informed on all the issues--employees and volunteers have been going door-to-door.
Mi Familia Vota does not support one presidential candidate over the other; they just want Latinos voices to be heard this election season.
So far here in northern Nevada--this campaign has been a success.
The group only has 14 volunteers and employees, but have registered more than 1,800 people to vote here in Washoe County.
"We also are doing a get out the vote campaign, so we're going to over 1,200 houses per week," says Carla Castedo.
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