Why Latinos Don’t Vote

One big problem in the Latino community is that Latino’s don’t vote.

Many Latinos are  registered and don’t vote. While many others aren’t even registered to vote in the first place.

As we’ve pointed out here (and elsewhere), there are many faction furtively working to keep Latinos, and minority voters in general from voting altogether. From laws designed to make it difficult to register, to county Registrars simply “un-registering” entire precincts that voted Democratic in the last Presidential election, there is an effort to suppress the voting power of minorities.

Here are numbers courtesy of the US Census we have some insight into the reasons Latinos and other minorities did not vote in the 2012 Presidential election.

Of 2365 Latinos polled, 22.9% of respondents indicated that they were too busy or had conflicting schedules.

With the advent of absentee voting, this should not be a reason for casting a ballot. Every registered voter can request an absentee ballot from their county Registrar of voters. Of course procedures vary from county to county. Nonetheless, the option is there. We should encourage all working men and women to request an absentee ballot.

The next most common reason for not voting is lack of interest. 15.1% of respondents reported that they were not interested in voting.

People who are not interested in voting do not understand just how important their vote is for their own well being and benefit. I met a young woman recently who did not vote due to a lack of interest. She had a child with her. I asked whether she had an interest in her child’s future. She, of course, said “yes.” Yet she had never equated her voting with affecting her child future and well-being. Once I discussed this with her, she became more interested in what I had to say (we were doing a community outreach/ welcome event). Although I hope that she will vote in the next election, there’s a possibility that she will go back to her “not really interested in it” position.

So we urge you to help spread the word so that our voices are heard through the ballot box. Make sure that you and your friends and loved ones are registered (absentee voters) and that you get out and vote.

¡­Su voz es su voto!

And remember: Together, We Can!

La Semana Latina – Sierra College, Rocklin CA

We will be participating in La Semana Latina at Sierra College during the week of March 24-27, 2014.

This will be an excellent opportunity to get out and meet college students and let me know about our club, our values, and why it is important for young adults to be active participants in our democratic process.

The events/ schedule are as follows:

1. Monday, March 24, 10 AM – 2 PM in the Quad Area
2. Wednesday, March 26, 3:00 -6:00 PM outside of Walker Hall near Room D-1
3. Thursday, March 27 Anytime between 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM at Dietrich Theatre fountain

Come out and help the next generation of leaders get started!

Neighborhood Canvass and ACA Information Event

We have TWO events going on this Saturday March 15, 2014 and we will need EVERYONE‘s help and support!

First, we will continue to canvass the Weber Park neighborhood, informing residents about our club, registering voters, and informing residents of the ACA information event that will be happening at the North Roseville REC Center, that same day.

We will meet at 10 AM at the REC Center (313 High Street Roseville, CA MAP ) and go out into the neighborhood to meet with the residents.

Next, at 12 Noon, we will meet at the REC center to meet the families coming to the REC center. There, we will provide (with the generous help of the UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities) information regarding the Affordable Care Act to people visiting the REC center. This event will take place from 12 Noon until 2:30 PM.

These are two important event and we will need everyone to COME OUT and SUPPORT the community.

Thank you!

ACA Educational workshop ACA Educational workshop – Spanish

March 2014 General Membership Meeting

Our March 2014 General Membership meeting is scheduled for:
Saturday, March 8, 2014
10 AM – 12 Noon
We will be meeting at:
Fast Freddy’s Pizza & Pasta
130 Main St
Roseville, CA
 
The next few months are going to be very busy and many hands make light work. We are looking forward for all PCLDC members to work together for the betterment of our community.
We hope to see you there!
Together, We Can!

Getting To Know Our Neighbors

Saturday March 1, 2014  UC Davis Center For Reducing Health Disparities and the Placer County Latino Democratic Club will be getting to know our neighbors in Roseville, CA.

We will be meeting at the North Roseville REC Center (313 High Street, Roseville, CA) at 10 AM to canvass the adjacent neighborhood to provide information regarding Covered California and to introduce our club to our neighbors.

Please join us in helping people take advantage of services available to them.

Get Covered, Roseville!

On Saturday, February 15, 2014 the Placer County Latino Democratic Club and UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities are sponsoring a free workshop on the Afdordable Care Act at the North Roseville Recreation Center, 313 High St, Roseville, California.

The workshop starts and 10 AM.

Representatives from UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities will be on-hand to answer questions. They will be able to provide services in English and Spanish.

Downloadable flyers are available here: ACA Workshop  (English) Taller Educativo (Spanish)

We hope to see you all there!

Placer People of Faith Together (PPOFT) visits with PCLDC

On Saturday, January 11, 2014, Flora Csontos of Placer People of Faith Together visited our General Membership meeting and spoke of PPOFT’s mission and accomplishments.

Of particular interest, was PPOFT’s work regarding immigrants (documented and undocumented).

Many thanks to Flora and PPOFT for all the work that they do.

Flora Csontos
Flora Csontos (PPOFT) visited PCLDC on January 11, 2014 to inform us of the work they do.

Who We Are

Who We Are
Our Club is dedicated to supporting candidates (especially Latino candidates) who support the Democratic Agenda that is promoted by the state and national Democratic party.
2014 is going to be an important year when it comes to issues that affect the Latino community. The Placer County Latino Democratic Club needs help from voters like you to ensure that your voice is heard on issues including  Immigration Reform, the Affordable Care Act, and basic Civil Rights.
We are based in Roseville and meet on every second Saturday of the month.
Our next meeting will he held on Saturday January 11, 2013 from 10 AM until 12 noon. Our featured speaker will be Flora Csontos of Placer People of Faith Together, who will speak on Immigration Reform.
We will be meeting at Fast Freddy’s Pizza & Pasta, 130 Main St, Roseville, CA (Map)
We hope to see you there!
¡Adelante!
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