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Mi Familia Vota, Voto Latino, iAmerica and more than 400 Partners Launch Voter Registration Initiative to Build Latino Political Power

09.15.2016

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Mi Familia Vota, Voto Latino, iAmerica and more than 400 Partners Launch Voter Registration Initiative to Build Latino Political Power

Hispanic Heritage Month of Action aims to register record number of Latinos

WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 15, 2016  – Voto Latino, Mi Familia Vota, and the iAmerica, along with more than 400 partners are working to shift behavior in American Latinos by registering to vote. Hispanic Heritage Month of Action (HHMA) aims to celebrate the pride in the Latino culture through building the community’s political power.

With more than 27.3 million Latinos eligible to vote in 2016, HHMA will serve as the cornerstone initiative in voter registration. The initiative will be led online by Voto Latino, Mi Familia Vota, and iAmerica. From September 15 – October 15, corporate partners, media companies, influencers, and national and local organizations will work to register eligible Latino voters before the November election.

“Hispanic Heritage Month of Action is a time to unite as a community to celebrate the pride we have as American Latinos, by recognizing the power of our vote,” said Maria Teresa Kumar, president and CEO of Voto Latino. “Today, along with hundreds of organizations, we will turn on the light that will help us build momentum as we head toward November 8.”

“During Hispanic Heritage Month, we celebrate our history and look towards the bright future we have when we exercise our right to vote, “said Ben Monterroso, executive director of Mi Familia Vota. “This month is also an opportunity to recognize the undeniably American contributions we have made to this country we call home through our hard work, sacrifice, and perseverance.”

“Today, we celebrate the economic, social, and civic contributions of Latinos who enrich our country with their culture, their entrepreneur spirit, their values and work ethic. One of those Latinas is Patricia Robles.  Earlier this year, Patricia accomplished the ‘American Dream’ and became a U.S. citizen and will vote for the first time this election.  Today, we celebrate Patricia and the millions of other Latinos who will exercise the power of their vote this November,” said Rocío Sáenz, president of iAmerica.

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For more information about Hispanic Heritage Month of Action, visit www.HHMAction.com.