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On Voter Registration Day, On-air Phone Banks During Primetime Newscasts Promote Latino Participation In 2020 Election

09.22.2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Monday, September 21, 2020

                                                               

On Voter Registration Day, On-air Phone Banks During Primetime Newscasts Promote Latino Participation In 2020 Election

The live event is part of the Vota Conmigo 2020 (Vote With Me) campaign

by Entravision Communications, in partnership with Mi Familia Vota & the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA)

 

(WASHINGTON) – Mi Familia Vota and the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) will join efforts tomorrow, September 22nd, on National Voter Registration Day, during a phone bank event sponsored by Entravision Communications during its prime-time newscasts from coast to coast.

Volunteers from both NPNA and Mi Familia Vota will take calls from the public to provide assistance regarding voter registration and mail-in voting options. 

The event is part of the “Vota Conmigo 2020” (Vote With Me) public service campaign, to reach out to hundreds of thousands of newly naturalized Americans of Latino heritage to encourage them to register and vote in the November 3, 2020 general election. Both organizations have been working with Entravision for the past weeks in different capacities, to reach out and engage Hispanic voters across the country.

“The Latino community has never been more engaged or inspired to vote than this presidential cycle, said Hector Sanchez Barba, Mi Familia Vota CEO and Executive Director. “We know that our country can not continue on the path that it is on. This pandemic is killing our community, this economy is leaving us with unparalleled food and economic anxiety. With this campaign we will reach thousands of newly naturalized citizens and encourage them to register and vote this election cycle. As a newly naturalized citizen myself, I know how critically important this is for our democracy.”

Through the “Vota Conmigo 2020” campaign, NPNA has also been engaging with the Spanish speaking community, particularly those who have recently naturalized, through a series of broadcast and digital public service announcements promoting voter registration and participation leading up to election day.  Featuring the “Don Ramón ‘El Tuercas’ animated character, NPNA has been making an urgent call to those eligible to vote to exercise this democratic right. This is the second time Entravision and NPNA have worked together with this emblematic character, first introduced last year leading a naturalization campaign with the goal of mobilizing as many Latino eligible residents across the nation to become U.S. citizens by 2020.

The Spanish speaking segment of new American voters represents nearly 40% of the estimated 5.3 million people who have naturalized since 2014, a multi-generational and multi-racial, majority women voting bloc that can impact the outcome of the upcoming   elections.

“We are proud of the newly naturalized citizens who chose to take the step of becoming citizens, now we ask you to  stand in our collective power and make sure our voices are heard this November,” said Nicole Melaku, Executive Director of the National Partnership for New Americans

To learn more about the “Vota Conmigo” and NPNA’s “New American Voters Campaign”, you can access the following link: www.Noticiasya.Com/Votaconmigo.

 

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About Mi Familia Vota:

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.

 

About the National Partnership for New Americans:

The National Partnership for New Americans is a national multiethnic, multiracial organization that represents 41 of the largest regional immigrant and refugee rights organizations in 37 states. Its members provide large-scale services for the communities, to leverage their collective power and expertise for a national strategy.

 

Contacts:

Mi Familia Vota: Kristian Ramos, (202) 510 – 2809

National Partnership for New Americans:

Mynellies Negrón: (703) 585-6727 * mynellies@communicationsshop.us