I don’t like talking about politics in any way, shape or form. Everyone has an opinion about it and normally any discussion about politics ends up in a fight or hurt feelings. While I think it is great that everyone has their opinion, what I don’t understand is why people, especially Latinos do not take their opinion and put it to work…by voting.
There are about 22 million Latinos that are eligible to vote in the United States. Over 10 million are not registered! Why?! You have an opinion, you know what you want, but so many aren’t doing anything about it!
There are so many issues affecting the Latino community. You want to be sure that your voice is heard and the right people are being placed in office. With the issues facing our community and nation as a whole, we need to ensure we get the right people to help with the immigration reform, unemployment, health care, Social Security, diplomatic relations with Mexico, the crisis in drug and weapons trafficking and so much more.
Recently, while at the Hispanicize conference, there was something that was discussed about crabs. Let me explain. If there was a bucket with only one crab, it would certainly escape. If there was more than one crab in the bucket, the others would hold the crab down and try to pull it back while he trying to crawl out so it would share the same fate as the rest. As Latinos we need to overcome this crab mentality and not hold each other down. We need to band together and support one another. By exercising our right to vote, we are helping to support our community.
If you are not registered to vote….go register! If you are registered to vote, make sure you go out to the polls and get your votes in.
This campaign has been funded by LATISM to help get the latino vote out.