During the excitement of Teddy, and Michelle's speeches yesterday and todays upcoming speech by Hillary, folks have been letting John McCain off the hook. He committed another major gaffe in Arizona.
Another reason it may slip past many readers, is because it requires that you speak Spanish, and pay attention to Latino pop culture stars, in this case a reggaeton artist named Daddy Yankee.
Though McCain's endorsement by Daddy Yankee has been mentioned in the TM, few of those reporting the story understand Spanish, so much of the impact of this has been lost, except in some of the comments, which few people bother to read.
Cross-posted at Project Vote's blog, Voting Matters
Weekly Voting Rights News Update
By Erin Ferns and Nathan Henderson-James
Massive voter registration drives, recent passionate immigration debates, and the contested presidential primaries are finally bringing one of the nation's fastest growing populations into the democratic process, despite decades of low voter participation rates and recent voting rights attacks based on anti-immigrant rhetoric. Recognizing their rapidly increasing voting power - which is catching up with their "raw demographic power," particularly in the closely contested states of Florida, Colorado, New Mexico and Nevada - both presidential candidates are actively pursuing Latino voters. However, advocates caution a powerful lesson must be learned from voter suppression schemes executed in recent elections in order to ensure this former "sleeping giant" of electoral participation will have access to the polls in November, and most importantly, have their votes counted.
I decided to make a diary solely based on recognizing, and examining some factsheets and statistics out there concerning my all time favorite demographic: HISPANICS. Low and behold, the Hispanic Pew Center does some amazing work and I reference their work for the purpose of trying to help bring more attention to the Hispanic/Latino community. (Hispanic and Latino will be used interchangeably)