WHY LATINOS NEED TO REGISTER AND VOTE

There has been some press lately about Governor Walker’s attempts to reach out to Hispanic voters…and the significance of the first Republican Latina being elected to the state legislature…all despite the fact the Republican sponsored Voter ID bills will disenfranchise Latino voters as well as African Americans and other minorities. But in my inbox tonight, I find this missive from the Latino Caucus of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin:

Despite the ability of the Latino voter to shape America’s political landscape more than 10 million Latinos did not vote in the November 2012 elections. Imagine the electoral potential if all 23.5 million Latino citizens of voting-age were not only registered, but voted. Imagine if all Americans of voting-age were registered and voted.

Voting does not just send a candidate to Washington D.C., the state legislature or city hall; it speaks to the issues most pressing in a voter’s life such as the economy, education, and healthcare. Ensuring today’s voter is informed, empowered, and inspired to own each election means continuing to eliminate the barriers that prevent participation.

Now more than ever, the need to register to vote is high.

DPW LATINO CAUCUS IS HOSTING A SPECIAL REGISTRATION DEPUTY TRAINING:

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2013 AT 5:30PM
CENTRO HISPANO OF MILWAUKEE
614 WEST NATIONAL AVENUE, SECOND FLOOR

Training is FREE. Registration is not required.
Training duration varies according to class size and will begin promptly at 5:30PM.

ALL are welcome to attend. Participants need not be Latino.

ROLE OF SPECIAL REGISTRATION DEPUTY

Wisconsin State Statute 6.26(2)(a) states a qualified elector of the state may apply to the City of Milwaukee Election Commission to be appointed as a Special Registration Deputy for the purpose of registering electors of this municipality prior to the close of registration.

WHAT ARE THE QUALIFICATIONS TO BE A SPECIAL REGISTRATION DEPUTY

The qualifications to serve as a Special Registration Deputy are as follows:
 A citizen of the United States
 18 years of age
 A resident of the State of Wisconsin, without present intent to move
 May not, at any time, been convicted of a felony
 Not otherwise disqualified from voting

If you have ever thought about becoming a Special Registration Deputy, here’s an opportunity to get training ahead of the 2014 elections!

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