Across the country numerous Hispanic organizations are registering and engaging Latinos in the political process. Most notably Democracia USA has 100,000 new Latino voters registered thus far this year. The new voters were reached either through canvassing and media outreach.
Democracia U.S.A. was launched in Florida in 2004 to address the civic participation needs of the rapidly growing Hispanic population of the United States and its potential impact on the American electorate. The organization has focused its efforts in states with growing Hispanic populations that are underrepresented.
In 2008, Democracia USA became a subsidiary of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR). This partnership joined one of the nations largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization with one of the fastest growing grassroots, civic engagement organizations.
Voter drive efforts are entering the most critical phase of the yearlong campaign – getting Latinos to the voting booth. So don’t forget to vote and register to vote if you haven’t done so already.