Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Latino Voter Registration Drive in Sacramento
Service Employees International Vice President, Eliseo Medina, speaks to a crowd of over 100 on the Capitol Steps in Sacramento on August 17, 2010, as they complete phase I of the campaign, For our Families: Todas A Votar.
The campaign organized by several unions including SEIU, the California Teachers Association, and others traveled to by bus to some 9 cities in the state, from San Diego to Sacramento to initiate a the voter registration campaign in each of these areas.
In Sacramento Assembly Speaker Perez and some 8 members of the Latino caucus joined labor and religious groups to welcome the caravan to the state capitol.
In cooperation with unions and community groups, the campaign will be providing offices and registration efforts in each of the 9 cities in targeting thousands of new Latino voters.
"For Latinos, the election of 2010 is more than just choose one candidate or another, it's about taking a role active, more than ever, in decisions that affect our families and create a better future for our
children and grandchildren, "said Eliseo Medina, vice president
of SEIU. "We have the potential to influence the elections and Now this is where our voices must be heard.”