HUNDREDS OF FLORIDIANS TO DEMONSTRATE AT THE DNC TO FIGHT FOR THEIR RIGHT TO HAVE THEIR VOTES COUNTED
Released on: April 25, 2008, 5:27 am
Press Release Author: (LULAC) League of United Latin American Citizens - Elsie Valdes
Press Release Summary: 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.
Press Release Body: 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 voters.
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.
Organizations participating 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.
The League of the United Latin American Citizens advances the economic conditions, educational attainment, political influence, health and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs operating at more than 700 LULAC councils nationwide.
Web Site: http://www.lulac.org/advocacy/press/2008/florida.html
Contact Details: Elsie Valdes Lizette J. Olmos Tel: (202) 833-6130 Fax: (202) 833-6135 LJOlmos@lulac.org ElsieValdesRamos@gmail.com LULAC National Office 2000 L Street, NW, Suite 610 Washington, DC 20036