Thursday, October 28, 2010

The El Paso LNRC's Go Out And Vote Initiative

The El Paso LNRC does not endorse or condone the actions of any group no matter what party affiliation that tells Latinos not to vote. In fact, the El Paso LNRC launched it's Go Out and Vote initiative directed at the Latino community on October 26, 2010 to directly combat the ads of the conservative group in Nevada urging Latinos not to vote. The controversial ads by the group were taken off the air and banned nation wide by the Univision Network . The El Paso LNRC, whose motto is Engage, Empower, Educate & Elect, purchased air time on 5 local Univison Radio affiliates in both English and in Spanish  to encourage all Latinos to go out and vote. The script for the ads had to be approved by the network to make sure it aligned with the networks new Voting Initiative.

The political ads stressed the importance of  Latinos going out to vote and reminded Latinos that their vote was their voice that needed to be heard.

The El Paso LNRC is also using the internet and print to get its message across. Yard signs can be seen springing up around the city encouraging Latinos to vote for their values and not necessarily for the party that traditionally has not aligned with all of their beliefs.

The El Paso LNRC has only been around since February of this year but the group has worked very hard to make a small yet noticeable difference in the community. The group has hosted elected officials like Lt. Governor David Dewhurst and Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman. They have been on the host committee for Karl Rove, participated in events with Governor Rick Perry, Senator John Cornyn and Dr. Timothy Roth just to name a few. The El Paso LNRC has taken on issues at the local, state and national level while fielding both compliments and complaints from the media and political pundits.

The group promises to keep working hard to bridge the gap between the Latino community and the Republican party way after these elections are over.

The El Paso LNRC was the first chapter to be chartered in the state of Texas and has the largest membership. While groups tend to come and go with elections, the El Paso LNRC already has its eyes set on the 2012 Presidential Elections and hopes to raise its membership numbers while raising political awareness.

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