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Hundreds of Floridians to Demonstrate at the DNC to Fight for Their Right to
Have Their Votes Counted.
Don’t be fooled by all the talk that your vote won’t count. Vote, your voice will be heard
April 24, 2008
For more information, contact:
Lizette Jenness Olmos, (202) 833-6130 ext. 16
Washington, DC – The League of
United Latin American Citizens will sponsor
Florida citizens from Orlando, Miami, Tampa,
Jacksonville and various other cities to express
their outrage at not having their votes counted.
“It is a disappointment that
Florida has been denied that undeniable right to
vote,” said LULAC National President Rosa
Rosales. “LULAC believes that every vote needs
to be counted with Latino votes at stake.”
The DNC along with state and
party leaders are urged to come to a resolution
on this issue which could hurt millions of
Florida voters should not be
punished because Florida legislators, frustrated
by the outsized clout of early-voting states,
broke party rules when they moved up the primary
in a bid for more influence.
along with LULAC include Florida Voters League,
University of Central Florida, Florida Demands
Representation, Southern Leadership Coalition
and local Florida civil rights leaders.
Both Senator Bill Nelson
(D-FL) and Senator Mel Martinez (R-FL)
encouraged Florida voters to go to the polls and
vote during the Florida primaries.
LULAC will be delivering
petitions to the DNC headquarters.
League of United Latin American Citizens
advances the economic condition, educational
attainment, political influence, health and
civil rights of Hispanic Americans through
community-based programs operating at more than
700 LULAC councils nationwide.
Who: LULAC, Florida Voters
League, University of Central Florida, Florida
Demands Representation, Southern Leadership
Coalition and local Florida civil rights
What: Demonstrating in front
of the Democratic National Committee for the
right of Florida to vote
Where: DNC headquarters 430
South Capitol St. SE Washington, DC 20003.
When: Wednesday, April 30th at
10 a.m. – noon
Contact: Lizette Jenness
Olmos, Communications Director, LULAC
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