Mi Familia Vota joins with Latino organizations in San Juan to activate Puerto Rican vote on the mainland

08.08.2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 8, 2018

Press Contact:
Karina Martínez at karinam@mifamiliavota.org

MEDIA ADVISORY
Thursday, August 9, 2018 in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Mi Familia Vota joins with Latino organizations in San Juan to activate Puerto Rican vote on the mainland

A six-hour phone bank conducted by MFV and Latino leaders aims to urge Puerto Ricans living in mainland to register to vote ahead of the midterm elections

San Juan, Puerto Rico – Dozens of Latino community leaders participating in the 23rd Annual Convention of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA), a nonprofit, nonpartisan Latino labor organization affiliated with the AFL-CIO and the Change to Win Federation, will participate in a 6-hour phone bank in San Juan to urge Puerto Ricans (boricuas) living in continental United States to register to vote and cast their ballots in the November election.

According to recent reports published by the Washington Post, a majority of the more than 100,000 Puerto Ricans that moved to mainland after hurricane Maria decimated the island in September of 2017, have not registered to vote. The phone bank is part of a coordinated effort spearheaded by Latino organizations to continue to stimulate voter participation and build the Latino community’s political power.

WHAT:            Phone bank urging boricuas living in mainland United States to register to vote

WHEN:            Thursday, August 9, 2018

11:00 AM- 5:00 PM ET (San Juan)

WHERE:         Intercontinental San Juan

5961 Av. Isla Verde, Carolina

Puerto Rico, 00979,

WHO:              Mi Familia Vota

Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D-IL)

Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA)

Movement Voter Project

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Mi Familia Vota is a national civic engagement organization that unites Latino, immigrant, and allied communities to promote social and economic justice through citizenship workshops, voter registration, and voter participation. Mi Familia Vota has operations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and Texas.