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New club officers

Placer County Latino Democratic Club elected new officers at our June 11, 2016 meeting. The new slate of officers is:

  • Tomas Vera, Chair
  • Angela Torrens, Vice-Chair
  • Steve Parker – Secretary
  • Kim Cowan – Treasurer
  • Fred Barnhart – Member-at-Large

Their term runs from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2018, at which time they may seek re-election to these offices.

Let’s welcome them and wish them the best of luck going forward!

Voter registration walk – Roseville CA

The Placer County Latino Democratic Club will be hosting a voter registration walk in Roseville, California on Saturday, April 23, 2016.

We will meet at 10 AM at Saugstad Park and we will walk for three hours.

Register, then VOTE!
Register, then VOTE!

The goal of this walk will be to

  • Register new voters
  • Convert voters to Permanent Vote By Mail status
  • Inform voters about candidates Dr Bob Derlet and Brian Caples.

Join us. Help bring the electoral process to your neighbors.

Voter Registration Walk – September 19, 2015

The Placer County Latino Democratic Club (PCLDC) will be joining the Placer County Democratic Party in holding a voter registration drive in Roseville, California on Saturday, September 19, 2015. We will meet at 10 AM.

We will be walking a neighborhood that has a noticeable Latino population in an effort to get more Latinos registered AND VOTING!

This walk is only two hours in length. But A LOT can be accomplished in just two hours if we have enough hands on-board.

If you would like to make a difference in the lives of people in your community, step out and help us on this registration drive.

See the attached flyer for all the details!

Together We Can!

Voter Registration Walk details

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

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!