Tu Voz, Tu Voto
Event: Latino Voter Engagement Rally
Date: October 1 st , 2016
Event Time: 11:00am 3:00pm
Location: Eugenio Maria de Hostos Charter School,
27 Zimbrich St. Rochester, NY 14621 (Site of the old #22 School)
Facts about the Latino Community:
A record 27.3 million Latinos will be eligible to vote in the 2016 presidential elections. Our political landscape is changing. Here are a few fast facts important to our audience to set the stage:
- Hispanic millennials will account for nearly half (44%) of the record 27.3 million
- Hispanic eligible voters projected for 2016. The median age among the nation’s 35 million U.S.born Latinos is only 19.
- Student debt accounts for a $1.3 trillion burden to the US economy.
- Over 60,000 Latinos reside in Monroe County
- Over 17,000 Latinos are registered to vote in Monroe County
- Only 3% of Latinos voted in the last election in Monroe County.
- For more statistics and facts visit:
La Cumbre (Civic Engagement/Government Group), IBERO, Project
HOPE, Rochester ACTS, PODER 97.1, Councilwoman Jackie Ortiz
Overview of the Event
We are holding a nonpartisan Latino Voter Engagement Rally that will be held at 27 Zimbrich St. Rochester, NY 14621 (Site of the old #22 School) for all community members, but especially the Latino community.
Poder 97.1 (affiliate of Ibero-American Action League) will broadcast live from the site and the goal is to be a festive one stop location for members of the community to check whether they are registered to vote, register to vote and/or get information and answers about the upcoming election.
We have invited vendors and have asked them to attend the event and provide as many resources or giveaways to the families/ pedestrian traffic. More vendors are always welcomed.
During the later part of the day, the fair will extended itself out to the community as groups of volunteers will do a door to door engagement and registration blitz.
Jon Greenbaum, from Rochester ACTS, working with Miguel Melendez, from PROJECT HOPE, will lead a program door-to-door canvass into the community, providing lists of voters and households. The goal of this canvass will be to get current voters to engage in conversations about the community that are important to them, connections that encourage them to vote. For individuals, houses and families not on the list, volunteers will stop by those homes to encourage them to register to vote. The outcome of this activity will be voter pledge cards and sign ups for additional information.