Los Angeles Blade – Yes, your vote matters
Ari Gutiérrez Arámbula identifies as LatinX Lesbian and is a longtime community leader based in Los Angeles, a volunteer non-profit board member and, with her wife, raising their 7-year-old daughter to be empowered and politically aware. Photo by Karen Ocamb.
..In elementary school I was allowed to miss school once and that was so I could attend my mom’s citizenship ceremony. When I asked why this was so important, her immediate answer was that, as a naturalized citizen of the United States, she could now vote. She has not missed a vote since nor have I since I turned 18. Campaigns would be wise to focus on this “niche” electorate of Latino voters, including immigrants and U.S. born Latinos. As per a recent Latino Decisions poll, more than 84% of Latino voters are expected to vote in the midterm election….