Event: Latino Voter Engagement Rally
Date: October 1st, 2016
Event Time: 11:00am-3:00pm
Location: Eugenio Maria de Hostos Charter School, 27 Zimbrich St. Rochester, NY 14621 (Site of former School No. 22)
Co-sponsors: La Cumbre (Civic Engagement/Government Group), IBERO/PODER (with “live” broadcast by Poder 97.1FM), Project HOPE, Rochester ACTS, Councilwoman Jackie Ortiz
Facts about the Latino Community:
A record 27.3 million Latinos will be eligible to vote in the 2016 presidential election. Our political landscape is changing.
Here are a few fast facts important to our audience to set the stage:
● Hispanic millennials will account for nearly half (44%) of the record 27.3 million Hispanic eligible voters projected
● The median age among the nation’s 35 million U.S.-born Latinos is only 19.
● Student debt accounts for a $1.3 trillion burden to the U.S. economy.
● More than 60,000 Latinos reside in Monroe County.
● More than 17,000 Latinos are registered to vote in Monroe County.
● Only 3% of Latinos voted in the last election in Monroe County.
● For more statistics and facts visit: http://www.pewhispanic.org/interactives/mapping-thelatino-electorate-by-state/
Overview of Saturday’s Event
Nonpartisan Latino Voter Engagement Rally at 27 Zimbrich St. Rochester, NY 14621 (Site of former School No. 22) for all community members and especially the Latino community. Elected officials and candidates have been invited to attend.
Poder 97.1 (owned and operated by Ibero) will broadcast live from the site as the goal is to be a festive one-stop location for members of the community to check whether they are registered to vote, register to vote and/or get information and answers about the upcoming election.
We have invited vendors to attend the event and provide as many resources as possible to families and pedestrians in the area. During the latter part of the day, the fair will extend itself into neighborhoods as groups of volunteers do a door-to-door engagement and registration blitz.
Jon Greenbaum, from Rochester ACTS, working with Miguel Melendez, from PROJECT HOPE of the Ibero American Development Corporation (an affiliate of Ibero American Action League), will lead the door-to-door canvass into the community, providing lists of voters and households. The goal of the canvass will be to get current voters to engage in conversations that are important to them. For individuals, families and houses that are not on the list, volunteers will stop by those homes to encourage these individuals and families to register to vote. The outcome of this activity will be voter pledge cards and sign-ups for additional information.
For media questions or interviews, please contact one of the following on-site coordinators: Anthony Plonczynski, Jackie Ortiz, or Julio Saenz from Ibero’s Poder 97.1FM.