October 7th, 2012
11:58 AM ET
2 years ago

Latino voter registration efforts running out of time in Pennsylvania

(CNN) – In the days before a voter registration deadline, Latino groups are usually wrapping up their outreach efforts aimed at driving potential voters to the polls on Election Day. But this election season, Rafael Collazo led a sparse team of volunteers into the streets of Philadelphia, scrambling to get voters he wishes he could have signed up months ago.

"We sort of plan our campaign so that we're not in an extreme rush to the very end," said Collazo, who works for the National Council of La Raza. But this year, his tiny team is running into row houses dotted with Puerto Rican flags, shouting in English and Spanish about the need to register and vote. Team members have visited high schools and tried to rally apathetic youth who would be voting for the first time, if only they would register with the state.

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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Gurgyl

    Latinos, please register and vote., obama12.

    October 7, 2012 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  2. vic , nashville ,tn

    “The U.S. Census Bureau today released a set of estimates showing that 50.4 percent of our nation's population younger than age 1 were minorities as of July 1, 2011”

    This year nearly 70% to 80% ( African American 90% Hispanic 77% others 60% ) of minorities supporting Obama

    One question in my mind why Republican Party ignoring this data?

    October 7, 2012 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  3. ThinkAgain: Hey, networks, fact-check the debates in real-time and put it in the crawl!

    @vic, nashville, tn: "One question in my mind why Republican Party ignoring this data?"

    Because the GOP wants to marginalize these folks to the point where they remain invisible to them.

    October 7, 2012 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  4. Howard

    To all you immigrants, who risked life and limb to come to America for freedom and opportunity ... Obama is turning America into the same kind of third world country you ESCAPED FROM ... don't vote for him, if you value your children's future.

    October 7, 2012 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |