Councilmember Soria Along With Elected Latino Leaders Held A Press Conference
To Proclaim September as
“Latino Voter Registration Month”
As we continue to celebrate our history and culture during Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15th – October 15th), we want to take the time to highlight the nationwide effort to engage Latinos in the political process.
Yesterday afternoon, I stood proudly next to Fresno elected officials proclaiming September as “Latino Voter Registration Month.” Our goal is to energize and prepare Latino families for political and civic engagement and create awareness of where people can register to vote.
Latinos represent the second largest, fastest growing, and youngest group of Americans in our Nation. This year it is estimated that about 28.5 million Latinos will be eligible to vote.
In California, Latinos are predicted to comprise more than half of the population of California and millennials are predicted to be the most influential in future elections. It was projected that this year there would be an additional 6 million Latinos becoming eligible to vote. With our efforts we can increase the percentage of registered voters in the City of Fresno and impact local elections.
Our democracy is stronger when more people are fully participating citizens with a vote and a voice.
With less than 46 days to the November 8th election it is crucial that we support and promote the efforts of organizations in our City who work together to register our Latino population of electoral voters.
Don’t forget to register to vote by October 24th and vote on November 8th!!!