With high profile artists like Pitbull, Romero Santos, Los Lobos, and Los Tigres donating songs, Voto Latino is pulling out all the stops to entice young Latinos to both register to and actually vote,
Voto Latino, co-founded by Rosario Dawson, is offering 35 free songs as a part of a campaign to engage and get Latino voters engaged in the political system of this country.
Urging those in the Latino community to share their voice and vote, Voto Latino asks users to sign up to receive information on voter registration and other key issues.
To obtain the free songs, users need only visit the Voto Latino page on Facebook and sign up to receive the information.
Voto Latino was founded in 2004. Co-founder Dawson and Founding Executive Director Maria Teresa Kumar have this to day about the organization:
We firmly believe that the quality of our future depends on our ability to mobilize and vote. This is what compelled us to start Voto Latino in 2004. Today, we exist as the country’s leading organization in registering and engaging young Latino voters, but there’s still a lot of work to be done.
Unemployment among Latinos is higher than the national average. More than 25% of our community live in poverty. Our family and friends continue to be deported at record numbers. Politicians neglect the Latino community, or worse, attack us by passing immigration laws that promote racial profiling. Texas and Florida, two states with the largest Latino populations, passed restrictive voting laws that intimidate people from going to the polls.
There’s never been a more pivotal time for us to flex our collective power and move our country forward. Despite our economic difficulties and educational needs, Latinos profoundly believe in America. We’re excited for the road ahead, and look forward to hearing your voices as part of the national conversation. The quality of our future depends on our ability to mobilize today.
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