October 30 2018

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….

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