FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Contact: Robert Rodriguez, President of Arizona Cruiser's Association -- (602) 425-8085
DeeDee Garcia Blase, Co-founder of Somos Independents -- (480) 200-3748
Cruise To The Capitol
Civic Engagement With the Chicano Lowrider Community
Phoenix, AZ – Even in the latest census count, Phoenix, Arizona’s Chicano / Latino population is 41 percent, larger than most cities. Slow but sure progress is being made when it comes to our civic engagement and voting strength, but we believe we can do better. We are excited to host a Lowrider Show N’ Shine Cruise To The Capitol event that will revitalize the Chicano community in doing away with laws that make cruising a crime.
Somos Independents and Chicano Radio Network will host a Get Out The Vote Booth and encourage voter registration as they prepare for the 2016 Presidential election cycle. There is strength in numbers, and we believe in getting better within our American political process. The Chicano Movement was powerful and strong during the 60’s and 70’s, and we are capturing that spirit today and for our future.
Lowrider Show n’ Shine
Date: Sunday, November 15, 2015
Location: Bolin Park 205 S 17th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Time: 5:00 pm
Speakers include: Arizona Sen. Catherine Miranda, Chicano Advocate Jose Cortez, Robert Rodriguez (President of Arizona Cruiser’s Association)
Somos Independents is a national group of key swing independent registered Independent women voters who support bipartisanship in our government that will help solve tough issues. We are organizing the growing independent registered voter group by getting out the vote with millennial voters, and we realize college-aged students prefer registering themselves as independents rather than choosing a major political party. We believe in putting people before Party politics. Co-founders include a former Republican and a former Democratic voter.