Justice Action Bulletin: Capitol Hill advocacy; encouraging Latinos to vote

Bishop George Murry of Youngstown, Ohio, presents at the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice, in Crystal City, Virginia. (Courtesy of Jeff Peak/Creighton University Schlegel Center for Service and Justice)

WASHINGTON — Faith leaders around the country organized to encourage Latinos to vote ahead of the Nov. 6 midterm elections.

According to an Oct. 30 press release from Faith in Action, a national faith-based community organizing network formerly known as PICO, speakers including Nanci Palacios from Faith in Florida, Providence Sr. Tracey Horan with Faith in Indiana and Richard Morales, LA RED Policy and Program Director, had participated in a media call that day to share their work with Latino voter engagement.

Palacios discussed efforts to target phone banks to Latino voters, while leaders with Faith in Florida are educating voters about an amendment which can restore voting rights and ensuring that Spanish-language voter materials are available. Organize New Mexico and Faith in Texas have hosted candidate forums for those running for sheriff and district attorney — races that will most affect issues of immigration and border enforcement.

November 6th, 2018 | National Catholic Reporter |Link to Article

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