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National Latino Leaders Say, “It’s Our Time to Vote” Print E-mail
** Media Advisory for October 18 - 11 AM **

National Latino Leaders Say, “It’s Our Time to Vote” 
Hector Sánchez Barba, Executive Director of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, Chair of the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda
Clarissa Martínez-De-Castro, Director, Immigration & Civic Engagement, National Council of La Raza (NCLR)
Arturo Vargas, Executive Director of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund
Moderated by: Viviana Hurtado, Latino Outreach Coordinator and Spokesperson, Project Vote
WHAT: National Press Call
WHEN: Thursday, October 18, 11 AM EST
WHERE: Call 800-351-6801 passcode VOTE 
(WASHINGTON, DC) – With early voting underway in many parts of the country, Latino voters are expected to turn out in record numbers this year. In recent election cycles, the numbers of Latinos registering and voting have been on the rise. Increasingly, Hispanic Americans are engaging in the political process and making their voices heard at the ballot box. 

Participation by the Latino community has grown, but so have restrictive laws. Experts on voting rights have expressed concern that voter ID laws, proof-of-citizenship requirements, in addition to voter roll purges could disproportionately impact Hispanic voters this November. 
Latino leaders will brief the press and answer questions on the state of Latino voters and issues driving turnout on Election Day.  
The Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) is the leading national organization for Latino(a) workers. LCLAA educates, empowers and increases opportunities for this diverse, dynamic and growing community. 

NALEO Educational Fund is the nation’s leading non-partisan, non-profit organization that facilitates full Latino participation in the American political process, from citizenship to public service.
National Council of La Raza (NCLR) is the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States.  NCLR works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans.

Project Vote is a national nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) that works to empower, educate, and mobilize low-income, minority, youth, and other marginalized and under-represented voters.

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