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, Immigrant Groups Launch 'Families Fight Back' Voter Campaign

Latino, Immigrant Groups Launch 'Families Fight Back' Voter Campaign

A coalition of Latino and immigrant rights organizations and leaders has launched a voter mobilization campaign that looks to boost voter registration.

Groups and leaders from three swing states —Nevada, Colorado, and Florida— have partnered with the Center for Community Change Action, Latino Victory Project, and America's Voice, for a multi-million dollar voter mobilization campaign called "Families Fight Back," as announced Thursday.

In a conference call with reporters, the group's leaders said that they want to mobilize the community in response to the kind of rhetoric that GOP candidate Donald Trump has utilized about immigrants and immigration.

"With the rise of Trump and far too many in the GOP rushing to his side, this election could well turn out to be a referendum not only on immigration reform, but on our nation's core values themselves," said Deepak Bhargava, executive director for the Center for Community Change Action.

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