Hispanic Officials Urge Immigrant Voters to Get to Polls

Hispanic Officials Urge Immigrant Voters to Get to Polls
By Kirstin Downey
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, October 30, 2007; Page B05

Hispanic elected officials in the Washington area yesterday urged immigrant voters to vote next Tuesday to demonstrate their political power and counter what they called a troubling surge of anti-immigrant sentiment in parts of the region.

Speaking in Spanish at a news conference in Arlington attended by several Spanish-language news organizations, the officials urged immigrant voters who are U.S. citizens not to worry about being intimidated at the polls. They unveiled a telephone hotline —

1-888-VE-Y-VOTA — that they said would be staffed by lawyers who could advise voters on how to protect their rights.


2 thoughts on “Hispanic Officials Urge Immigrant Voters to Get to Polls”

  1. If they are U.S.Citizens there should be no problem, however, with some of these ridiculous states issuing Drivers Licenses, they can register to vote.
    Isnt that something, if they are illegal, and they are voting Illegally….

    No wonder they dont want to leave, life here is good, because our forefathers built it with their sweat, and now we are invaded by those who didnt build their own nest in their country.

    But, if they are truly LEGAL, they have every right to vote, not a problem, unless they did not waive their
    alliegence to their native country.

  2. I wouldn’t worry too much about illegal immigrants voting. They’ve proven, in Florida, that there are ways of keeping legal citizens from voting. But at least if they did vote somebody would be. How many legal citizens actually exercise their right to vote?

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