Last Friday's Chicano / Latino Get Out The Vote at UNM was so successful, we are doing it again every Friday on campus until election day. We registered new voters and gave out political information with regard to an early vote rally encouraging voters to vote early in New Mexico.
Somos Independents - is a woman led independent registered voter group who encourages coming of age and new millennial voters to vote during the 2014 elections. Recently, we were in San Diego, California, registering brand new voters, and we are focusing on New Mexico, El Paso, Texas, and Phoenix, Arizona areas in the greater Southwest.
Somos Independents is concentrating their efforts in the southwest leading up to a national campaign via "Cruise To The Polls" that targets Chicano and lowrider owners to remember to vote on November 4, 2014, election day. The campaign will kick off on November 1, 2014. Often times, Tea Party Republicans make the mistake of lumping all brown people together. Chicanos are proud Americans who are not ashamed of Mexican heritage and Cruise To The Polls creatively revives the Chicano movement and lowrider culture while mixing it in with our political responsibility Dr. Hector P. Garcia and "Corky" Gonzales-style. We have a duty to be a voice for our indigenous brothers and sisters who are undocumented and have no voting voice.
We will have a registration booth at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque in an Outdoor Space on campus near the SUB Mall (1) South of SUB/Statues Sound/Bus Area.
What makes us different than other "Get Out The Vote" organizations that are out there is we educate and inform our audience who the immigrant friendly politicians are. It's one thing to say, "Go and vote" and another to give guidance to our gente (people) who the anti-immigrant politicians are.
We educate the difference between immigrant-friendly politicians and the bigots so that Chicano / Latino voters are well informed despite the smoke and mirrors politicians create.