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June 2016 General Membership meeting

Our June 2016 General Membership meeting is scheduled for Saturday June 11, 2016. We will meet from 11 AM to 1 PM. We will be meeting at Fast Freddy’s Pizza & Pasta, 130 Main St Roseville, CA.

Items on the agenda include:

  • Club officer elections
  • GOTV efforts
  • September music event planning
  • Club recertification

Reminder:  Membership dues are being collected now.($15 / individual membership, $20 / family membership for up to four related persons in the same household).

After the meeting, we will adjourn and enjoy some great pizza courtesy of Fast Freddy’s.  See you there!

April 2016 General Membership meeting

Our April 2016 General Membership meeting is scheduled for Saturday April 9, 2016. We will meet at 11 AM at Fast Freddy’s Pizza & Pasta. 130 Main St Roseville, CA (see map below)

Register, then VOTE!
Register, then VOTE!

On the agenda:

We will be discussing voter registration events scheduled in Roseville and Lincoln, California. These are voter outreach efforts in Latino neighborhoods. Spanish speakers are encouraged to participate.

We will also be discussing upcoming club elections. All officers are up for election. If you’d like to become a leader in our club, then be sure to attend this meeting!

See you there!

Guides on How To Register to Vote / Guias para inscribirse para votar

Traditionally, Latinos voter at a lower rate than the rest of the American electorate. One of the missions of the Placer County Latino Democratic Club is to increase voter participation among Latinos in Placer County.

The internet has made it easier to find out how to register to vote and to actually register to vote directly on-line in many cases. Here are some links to voter registration information: Continue reading Guides on How To Register to Vote / Guias para inscribirse para votar

July 2014 General Membership Meeting

Our July 2014 General Membership meeting will take place Saturday, July 12, 2014 from 10 AM until 12 PM (noon).

The meeting will take place at Fast Freddy’s Pizza & Pasta, 130 Main Street, Roseville, California. MAP
Although we do not have a featured speaker scheduled for this meeting, there will be lots to discuss. We have several exciting events coming up which will get us in touch with our Latino community. This should be an exciting meeting.
So be sure to stop by!! And don’t forget to bring a friend.

Together We Can!

 

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