MEDIA ADVISORY: October 4, 2018
Contact: Melissa Taveras, email@example.com, 786.663.6690
Elizabeth Fernandez, firstname.lastname@example.org, 786.956-2079
Press Conference: Rep. Luis Gutierrez and DREAMers call on Floridians to VOTE!
The Puerto Rican Congressional Leader joins DREAMers and will talk to potential voters in South Florida
WHAT: Rep. Gutierrez and DREAMers Joint Press Conference
WHO: Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D) Illinois, DREAMers, Immigrant Youth, Advocates and Leaders
WHEN: Friday, October 5 at 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Florida Immigrant Coalition Votes, 2800 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 200, Miami, Fl 33137
FLORIDA — The November midterm elections are poised to be one of the most important races in the country, and the most important race in Florida’s history. With fewer than 40 days until election day, Rep. Luis Gutierrez, an immigrant rights champion and Congressional leader from Illinois, will visit South Florida to talk to folks in the community and ask for them to vote during this critical midterm elections.
The following statement is from Maria Rodriguez, Executive Director of FLIC Votes:
“The November midterms will prove critical for our families. As we find ourselves under attack like never before, the policies and leaders that will impact our lives are all on the line. From Amendment 4, which would restore the right to vote to disenfranchised returning citizens, to critical seats up and down the ballot for state legislators, Senator, Governor and more, we need everybody to show up at the polls to create transformational change for our communities. Those who can vote must represent not just themselves, but those who are unable to cast a vote in this election.”
The last day to register to vote is October 9, 2018 and election day is November 6, 2018.
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FLIC Votes seeks to expand democracy by shaping an active and conscious electorate which reflects the diversity of Florida, while engaging those who can’t yet vote.