In the past week, Esperanza has published a series of articles encouraging Latinos to let their voices be heard in American politics. The best way to accomplish this is to exercise your democratic right and vote in the midterm and gubernatorial elections today.
Latinos are the fastest growing ethnic group in Philadelphia. There are 408,000 Hispanic eligible voters in Pennsylvania—the tenth largest Hispanic statewide eligible voter population nationally. Some 53% of Hispanics in Pennsylvania are eligible to vote.
We deserve to participate in politics, and we have the power to influence our leaders just as much as any other American does. It is time to awaken the sleeping giant and change American history forever.
It is time to show America that Latinos vote!
We want to provide you with the resources necessary so you can make an informed decision, know what’s at stake for you, and vote.
First, find out your voter registration status. Click this link and type in some basic information to find out if you are registered to vote in your district.
Then, know which candidates are running. Click this link to see the different offices up for election, and follow the links to candidates’ websites to find out if their policies align with yours.
Next, find your polling place. Each person, depending on where you live in the city, and which district you are registered to vote in, must go to a specific location to vote. Click here to type in your zip code and see where your polling place is located.
Finally, don’t be intimidated by the voting process. Watch this video that explains what to do when you get to the voting booth.