ORIGINALLY FROM BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA, DANIELA FRANCO IS FEATURES EDITOR FOR THE DESERT SUN, A USA TODAY AND GANNETT PUBLICATION, BASED OUT OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA.

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SHE STUDIED JOURNALISM, SOCIOLOGY AND LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY'S GALLATIN SCHOOL OF INDIVIDUALIZED STUDY.

Latino Labor Organization Launches Voter Education Campaign

Latino Labor Organization Launches Voter Education Campaign

With less than a year before the presidential election, the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) is launching a national campaign starting in Florida, Colorado, and Texas, utilizing volunteers to spread the message about the importance of the Latino vote.

"The Latino community is growing rapidly in the U.S., both in population and in our contribution to the economic and social life of this nation," said Hector SΓ‘nchez, executive director of LCLAA, in a statement released by the organization. "Our voters are eager to find candidates who take them seriously and are ready to invest in the economy, improve our schools and immigration system, and defend our rights."

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The LCLAA already has their resources invested in engaging Latino voters, such as civic engagement programs and immigration information. In 2012, it launched an online video with Lin Manuel Miranda encouraging voters to "get out" and vote. Organizations like LCLAA are working on boosting the numbers and making the Latino vote an even stronger presence in 2016.

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