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.